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2016 Future Forum

2016 Future Forum

02 Sep 2016
The Ivy, Sydney
320 George St, Sydney

The 2016 Future Forum will be held at The Ivy, Sydney on Friday, 2nd September 2016.

Watch highlights of the 2015 Future Forum here for what you can expect this year.

Speakers include:

Will Lewis – Dow Jones | Blanche Sainsbury – Trinity Mirror | Michael Cooke – Toronto Star | Alisa Bowen – News Corp Australia | Banks Baker – Google | Kerin O’Connor – The Week | Kalle Jungkvist – WAN-IFRA | Sinead Boucher – Fairfax Media NZ | Shayne Currie – NZ Herald | Nicole Sheffield – NewsLifeMedia | Jared Savage – NZ Herald | Timothy Whitfield – GroupM


  • Experience the potential of storytelling in Virtual Reality with an interactive display from Blowfish Studios
  • Internationally acclaimed Fernando Lecuna will illustrate each speaker’s presentation in real time – it will be a fascinating show!
  • Conference MC, Ingrid Willinge, Anchor – Sky News Business


7.45am – Registration 
8.30am – Future Forum opens
8.35am – Opening Address
8.45am – Will Lewis, Dow Jones
9.15am – Blanche Sainsbury, Trinity Mirror
9.45am – NZ panel | Shayne Currie, New Zealand Herald & Sinead Boucher, Fairfax Media NZ
10.30am – Morning Tea
11.00am – Kalle Jungkvist, WAN-IFRA
11.30am – Digital Future Panel | Alisa Bowen, News Corp Australia, Timothy Whitfield, GroupM & Tony Gillies, AAP
12.00pm – CEO Panel 
Greg Hywood,Fairfax Media,
Chris Wharton, Seven West Media WA
Michael Miller, News Corp Australia

12.45-2.00pm – Lunch

2.00pm – Michael Cooke, Toronto Star & Jean-Marc De Jonghe, La Presse
3.00pm – Next Gen Panel | Nicole Sheffield – News DNA, Karren Rogers – Facebook & Instagram, Melina Cruickshank – Domain Group & Amy McDonald – OMD
3.30pm – Kerin O’Connor, The Week
4.00pm – Banks Baker, Google
4.30pm – Jared Savage, New Zealand Herald – 2015 Hegarty Award winner
5.00pm – Close | Mark Hollands, CEO, NewsMediaWorks

Download the Future Forum app!

Simply search for ‘Future Forum’ in your app store, then download. The app includes the full conference program, speaker summaries & bios, social feed and much more!

Visit the event registration page for:

  • Event details
  • FULL conference agenda
  • Info on speakers
  • FREE registration*
  • Tickets for the Ad & Marketing Awards, Newspaper of the Year Awards

*Registration is FREE for all publisher members and their staff.

2016 Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact:
Tel: +61 2 9692 6300
Email: kyliehannah@newsmediaworks.com.au