FastForward to return to Amsterdam in 2017

FastForward event

Music conference FastForward is to return to Amsterdam in 2017 with industry experts from Music Ally, BBC Radio 1 and Sony Music all on the bill.

The event, sponsored by B2B digital music company 7digital and data analysis experts Media Insight Consulting, will take place 23-24 February 2017 with a series of speeches, panel discussions and presentations exploring new trends in music and technology.

Topics expected to be discussed include the future of radio, music making, the ticketing market, the gaming sector and music marketing.

Chris Carey, Media Insight Consulting chief executive officer and FastForward founder, said: ‘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.’

Confirmed speakers to date include Anna Pancaldi, Fred Bolza, vice-president of Strategy, Sony Music, Kate Holder, producer (Huw Stephens), BBC Radio 1 and Sammy Andrews, Entertainment Intelligence director.

Tickets to the conference will once again be limited to 150, allowing for deeper networking and discussion amongst those in the formative stages of their career.

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