Tech & Innovation

Connecting innovators and intrapreneurs to accelerate growth and drive positive change through sustained innovation of existing products, services and processes – targeted to the needs of current customers and employees.

CX & Marketing

Exploring new ways to invest and build effective and targeted CX and marketing strategies that boost sales, enhance customer retention and forge stronger relationships in today’s evolving business landscape.

Future Skills

Understanding that technological advancements power much of the revolution but embracing that cognitive, interpersonal, leadership and digital skills are essential for future sustainable and scalable growth.

University of the sunshine coast

28 - 29 Sept

Forward Festival Sunshine Coast

Forward Festival’s ‘FutureX’ event is an interactive, two-day learning experience that provides business professionals and innovative thinkers with a unique educational opportunity to benefit from the knowledge and guidance of industry experts. Through Ted Talk inspired workshops, participants will receive great foresight and understanding of their industry, and actionable tips on how to stand out from competitors.

The Future of Professional Services Day is designed to:
FutureX Daily Dose

Over the course of two days, FutureX Daily Dose will host a selection of informative live presentations, practical case studies, interactive workshops and engaging Q&A sessions. These will address a range of topics and explore deeper into specific niches that aren’t unpacked on the FutureX main stage.

Wednesday 28th Sept
Day 1 will deep dive into:
  • Food & Agri
  • Design
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Social Impact
  • Workplace Culture
Thursday 29th Sept
Day 2 will deep dive into:
  • 3D Printing
  • FinTech
  • Investment
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • SaaS
  • Startup 101

*Concession tickets are available to students and NFPs. Use the code “Student” for 30% OFF



Pricing Table

Ticket Packages


1 Day Access Pass

Access to 40+ Daily Dose sessions

Wed 28th Sept 9am – 4pm
Location – University of the Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

1 Day Access Pass

Access to 40+ Daily Dose sessions

Thurs 29th Sept 9am – 4pm
Location – University of the Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

Time Table

Event Schedule


Event Partners

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    3D Printing

    Sunshine Coast Maker Space

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    Design Institute of Australia

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    FinTech Australia & FinTech QLD

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    Food & Agri

    Food & Agribusiness Network

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    Extend Reality

    QLD XR Hub

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    Talking HealthTech

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    SunCoast Angels

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    Manufacturing Excellence Forum

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    University of the Sunshine Coast

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    Australian Retail Assocation

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    To Be Announced

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    Sunshine Coast Tech Alliance

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    Social Impact

    Social Impact Hub

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    Startup 101

    Silicon Coast

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    Study Sunshine Coast