Seven House at SXSW Sydney

Simon Cahill, Melissa Hopkins, Kurt Burnette, Colin Daniels

Seven has confirmed its calendar of events as part of its partnership with South by Southwest Sydney 2023.

From 16 to 20 October, a dedicated ‘Seven House’ in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, will welcome advertisers, agencies and brands with a program of speakers, workshops and experiences on content.

Speakers include:

Amy Webb – Futurist, Founder and CEO, Future Today Institute (private event)
Adrian Lawrence – Executive Creative Director, FutureDeluxe
Tanya Curnow, Executive Producer, FutureDeluxe
Michelle Klein – Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, IAG
Chris Brown – SVP and Chief Customer Officer, McDonald’s Australia
Yash Murthy – Head of Creative and Consulting, Australia, VaynerMedia
Peter Chun – Senior Vice President, Global Head of Partnerships and Growth, VaynerMedia
Rebecca Gilling – CEO, Planet Ark
Brooke Donnelly – General Manager Sustainability, Coles
Kellie Nuttall – Lead AI Partner, Strategy and Business Design Leader, Deloitte Australia
Rob Pickering – General Manager, Technology, AFL
Adrian Lawrence – Executive Creative Director, FutureDeluxe
Tanya Curnow – Executive Producer, FutureDeluxe

Also appearing are Seven Network stars and senior executives, including:

Ant Middleton – chief instructor, SAS Australia
Natalie Barr – co-host of Sunrise
Matt Shirvington – co-host of Sunrise
Mark Beretta OAM – Sunrise sport presenter
Larry Emdur – host of The Chase Australia and co-host of The Morning Show
Michael Usher – 7NEWS presenter
Gemma Acton – Seven Network finance editor
Chris Reason – 7NEWS presenter
James Warburton – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Seven West Media
Melissa Hopkins – Chief Marketing and Audience Officer, Seven West Media
Kurt Burnette – Chief Revenue Officer, Seven West Media
Mark Llewellyn – Executive producer, 7NEWS Spotlight
James Pember – Product Manager, Komo Technologies
Nikki Perguni – Global Head of User Experience, Accedo
Justin Van Emmerik – Senior Manager, Solution Engineering APAC, Brightcove

Sunrise will stage live crosses  and the news team will be based at the festival for the week.

Seven West Media Chief Marketing and Audience Officer, Melissa Hopkins, said: “Seven House at SXSW Sydney is going to be massive. We are bringing together a dynamic blend of leading speakers, industry experts and our very own Seven Network stars and people, to deliver inspirational and must-watch sessions for our customers and consumers.

“Engaging with audiences through mass cultural experiences in new and transformative ways is at the core of what we do at Seven. At Seven House, we are charting the future of content and connection and will set the stage for conversations that matter and experiences that will leave a mark. It’s an event not to be missed.”

SXSW Sydney will be the first South by Southwest held outside Austin, Texas, with more than 1000 events, speakers and music acts, including more than 700 panels and sessions and over 300 artist performances.

Seven will also stage its 2024 Upfront during SXSW at Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC.

Full schedule of events at Seven House available to SXSW Sydney badge holders:

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