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WAMCon Keynote & more speakers announced!

27 Sep


2019 Keynote Announced
We’re honoured and excited to announce Fifa Riccobono as the keynote speaker for WAMCon 2019! As the first female CEO in Australian music history, Fifa’s 40-year career has taken her from secretary to CEO of Albert Music, where she worked with the cream of Australian artists and songwriters, including Vanda and Young, AC/DC, The Easybeats, Stevie Wright, John Paul Young, Rose Tattoo, The Angels, Flash & The Pan, The Choirboys, Cheetah, Dallas Crane and Beasts of Bourbon. 

Fifa was a Director of APRA, AMCOS and AMPAL for 15 years. She also worked tirelessly to help build Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy during her decade-long stint as the organisation’s Director. In 2015 Fifa was the recipient of the prestigious Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. On 10th June this year, Fifa became a Member of The Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday Honours list. Fifa is currently a Director on the Board of Support Act Ltd (SAL) and is a Music Industry Consultant.

More speakers announced
Joining the already stellar lineup of guests are:

Ashleigh Hills – UNIFIED Artist Management/UNIFIED
Andy Rantzen – Australia Council for the Arts (Sydney)
Professor Andy Bennett – School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University (Gold Coast)
Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Management/Association of Artist Managers (Melbourne)
Dan Gordon – Now/Live (Singapore)
Francesca de Valence – I Heart Songwriting Club (Brisbane)
John Uy – Karpos Multimedia Inc./Wanderland Music & Arts Festival (Manila, Philippines)
Laiq Qureshi – Urban Beat Project (Mumbai, India)
Simon Collins – Seven West Media (Perth)

Early Bird tickets are on sale until 11:30pm Tuesday October 1st – so get in quick! It’s your only way onto the QuayNote Boat Party and 1-on-1 industry networking sessions. 


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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.