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Inaugural FastForward London reveals full agenda

Music industry conference FastForward has finalised the speaker line-up for its debut London event.

Held at the British Library on Friday 15 September, FastForward London will offer a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions and ‘FastFifteen’ rapid-fire solo presentations, complementing the flagship FastForward event in Amsterdam.

New speaker additions include Sophie Crosby, SVP of marketing at Ticketmaster International, who will give a keynote on Reaching the Changing Consumer; Dusko Justic, VP of international marketing at Sony Music; and Australian singer-songwriter Chiara Hunter. They join previously announced speakers and panellists including DHP Family’s Kenny Bennaton, artist manager Ellie Giles, Bandsquare’s Chloé Julien and Spotify head of content insights Samantha Mandel-Dallal.

Full details can be found at the FastForward website.

The flagship FastForward event has taken place in Amsterdam for the past two years; IQ news editor Jon Chapple moderated the Future of Ticketing panel at the 2017 conference in February.

"Future of Ticketing" | FastForward 2017

Ticketing is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of the music business today. Artists are taking more control, leading the charge against bots and touts, while the live experience is driving growth. As live music continues to grow, our panel, including Mark Minkman (Paradiso Amsterdam), Gareth Deakin (Out & About Consulting), Matthijs Boom (Matthijs Boom Management), Jon Chapple (IQ Magazine) and Sarah Slater (Ticketmaster) discuss what the key challenges are in the ticketing world, and which players are in the driving seat.———-Want to join the conversation? Get your Early Bird pass for FastForward: London before the price rise on 31 July! Tickets available here: https://www.universe.com/fastforward-london

Posted by FastForward on Monday, 10 July 2017

 


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FastForward announces 2017 dates, speakers

Millennial music industry conference FastForward, which launched earlier this year, will return to Amsterdam for its second edition next February.

Presented by Media Insight Consulting and sponsored by 7digital, the conference – aimed at under-35s working in the music industry – features keynote speeches, panel discussions and quick-fire ‘FastFifteen’ sessions exploring trends in music and technology and will once again be held at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, on 23 and 24 February 2017.

Topics to be covered include the future of radio, the future of making music, the evolution of the ticketing market, lessons from the gaming sector, developments in music marketing and changes in music and technology.

The conference has so far announced 19 participants – among them IQ news editor Jon Chapple, Ticketmaster’s director of business development, Sarah Slater, StubHub senior product manager Sam Flamand-Gloyne, Rocket Music artist manager Jazz Sherman and Media Insight CEO and FastFoward founder Chris Carey – with a further 20 to be confirmed before the event.

“I’m excited to … deliver another event where innovative voices come together to talk about the big opportunities for the music industry in the coming months and years”

Carey says: “I was very proud of the debut event. We brought people together from across the globe for a dynamic conversation about the future of the music industry.

“By keeping the event small we have been able to cultivate an environment where everyone felt they could talk to everyone, with a number of these conversations leading to closer connections between different industry sectors and deals being done.

“I’m excited to build on this foundation to deliver another event where innovative voices come together to talk about the big opportunities for the music industry in the coming months and years.”

Tickets are, as with this year, limited to 150, to “allow for deeper networking and discussion”, with delegate passes available from www.fastforward.tickets.

Read IQ’s coverage of the FastForward 2016 ‘The Future of Live Music’ panel here.

 


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