Beth Appleton of Warner Music Australia, Scott Ryan of Gracenote Nielsen, (USA), Nathan Thomson of Live Nation Australia, The O2’s Head of Marketing Emily Scoggins, and Tim Kelly, the former MD at Inertia Music are among 48 speakers locked in for FastForward: Sydney.

Following its annual runs in Amsterdam and London, the inaugural Sydney staging of the two-day conference debuts April 12 and 13, featuring seven panels, five keynotes and seventeen ‘FastFifteen’ sessions – oh and APRA AMCOS are buying the beers after Day 1.

With an event capacity of 180 people – and under 45 tickets left –  FastForward: Sydney allows for deeper, more meaningful networking. Its panels cover the industry’s most pertinent issues: copyright, metadata, discovery, future release strategies, and building audiences.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster here, with delegate passes on sale at $235+GST expiring on April 2.

FastForward: Sydney Speakers

Allegra Caldwell, co-head of sync – creative & marketing, BMG

Ben Godding, marketing director, AWAL Recordings AU

Beth Appleton, general manager, Warner Music Australia

Bruce Dawson, broadcast producer, Tribal Apes

Charlotte Abroms, artist manager, Hear Hear Group

Dan Palm, licensing & creative manager, Sony/ATV

Darren Levin, content director, Bolster

Deborah Brown, senior dancer, Bangarra Dance Theatre

Esti Zilber, associate producer, Sounds Australia

Fabian Malabello, director, Boss Battle Records

Felix Riebl, The Cat Empire / Spinifex Gum

Jared Kristensen, CEO, Audience Republic

Jessica Mills, head of social – Pacific region, Weller Media Agency

Jennie Sager, Asia Pacific director, content partnerships, Twitter

Larissa Paegle, head of membership & fan engagement, Parramatta Eels NRLC

Loretta Joseph, industry chair, Australian Digital Commerce Association

Mads “Shadowfax” Brown, professional gamer, Supa-Stellar Esports

Mel Cheng, artist manager, One Louder

Nathan Thompson, head of tour marketing, Live Nation Australia

Scott Ryan, VP music, Gracenote Nielsen (USA)

Tim Kelly, former MD at Inertia Music

Adam Bury, head of commercial, Perth Stadium – VenuesLive

Adrian McGruther, solicitor, Brett Oaten Solicitors/artist manager, su ku ya

Alan Sherry, creative director, Sherry Design Studios Sydney

Ash London, radio host, Ash London LIVE (HIT Radio Network)

David O’Rourke, CEO, Nightlife Music

Gemma Bastiani, campaign advisor, Pozible

Hannah Celnikier, publicist, Posi1ve Feedback

Hannah Kirkpatrick, licensing manager, Sony Music

Jay Mogis, doctoral researcher, Queensland University of Technology

Phil Morgan, chief information officer, Jaxsta

Set Mo, DJ/producer duo

Simon Cahill, head of digital and business development, Warner Music Australia

Susan Cotchin, director, International Royalties Rescue (IRR)

Sweetie Zamora, head of labels and promotions, Remote Control Records

Tom Mee, label relations manager, Australia & New Zealand, Spotify

MORE INFO ON SPEAKERS HERE