Industry veteran Chris Carey is returning his global FastForward music business conference to Sydney.

Set to place again at Sydney’s University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on 11-12 April, FastForward has been dubbed “a fire hose of information” from TIO‘s Lars Brandle.

The schedule is still to be announced, but if it’s anything like the initial run in April this year, FastForward Sydney will serve as a seat of learning for Australia’s music industry.

Super Early Bird Delegate Passes are on sale now for $155.

FastForward first began back in late 2015 by Chris Carey (former Global Insight Director at labels EMI and Universal), with its inaugural conference taking place in Amsterdam. 2017 saw the expansion of FastForward into London, and this year saw the conference expand globally, with the inaugural Australian event taking place in April.

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The announcement comes alongside news that FastForward will return to the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam for its fourth consecutive year.

FastForward’s flagship event will feature the likes of International Songwriters Mac and Phil (Hurts, Emeli Sande, Bloodstream, Chainsmokers), Jazz Sherman (Manager, Anne-Marie and recently named Artist Manager of The Year at the Artist & Manager Awards), London-based artist Jake Isaac, and Catherine Luckhoff (CEO Nichestreem, South Africa).