We are pleased to announce that AIM are partnering 2017’s FastForward music industry insight event, taking place from 23rd – 24th February in Amsterdam. We will be hosting a delegates reception on Thursday 23rd February and hope to see lots of you there!
After announcing its return in 2017 following the successful inaugural FastForward in 2016, the international conference has added another eleven industry speakers to its line-up, including Warner Music, MelodyVR, and Deloitte – with delegate passes selling fast. The conference – aimed at under 35’s working in music – will offer a combination of keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and specialist ‘FastFifteen’ presentations that explore the latest trends emerging in music, technology, and the wider entertainment sectors. Mike Smith will give a keynote on the Future of A&R. Other topics to be discussed will include the future of radio, the role of AR and VR, the evolution of the ticketing market, lessons from the gaming sector, developments in music marketing and the opportunities for music and new technology.
Last year’s sell out event attracted executives from all over the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US. The flagship event and subsequent FastForward socials have facilitated meaningful networking for executives and have created multiple business opportunities for delegates and speakers alike.
FastForward is a music business platform that aims to connect and engage a diverse group of ambitious under 35s – though everyone is welcome – laying the foundation for a sustainable career in the modern music industry. A strong line-up of professionals, drawn from the music and media sectors have already confirmed their participation in next year’s event, with newly confirmed speakers, find out more here.