Partnership & Sponsorship Packages

What started out as something a "little bit ambitious" on the Sunshine Coast in 2022, Forward Fest is now recognised by the Queensland Government as one of Queensland’s top 3 annual innovation business events.

Forward Fest (FWD) is more than just a business festival - it's a platform that has the potential to transform businesses and drive economic growth. Hosted by Silicon Coast, an extraordinary not-for-profit organisation engulfing a geographic region with invisible borders. The festival stimulated the continual drive for entrepreneurial culture with purpose-led collaborative collisions supporting and partnering with five (5) LGA’s including Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Gympie and Fraser Coast - otherwise know as "The Silicon Coast" region.

Our mission is to develop, support, and steward a nationally accessible, vibrant ecosystem maximising collaboration, creativity, innovation and sharing. We actively unite with other networks supporting Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on the Silicon Coast to stage events such as Forward Fest in this regional entrepreneurship hotspot.

Silicon Coast is home to a dynamic and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sunshine Coast the entrepreneurship capital of Australia, based on the proportion of the workforce who owned their own business
Bernard Salt, Australia's leading social commentator

Why partner with Silicon Coast and Forward Fest

Benefits

Build brand awareness

Generate unique revenue opportunities for your company by becoming a Core Partner partner of FORWARD FEST.

What is Forward Fest About?

As a premier event that brings together executives and top decision-makers in government, the professions, industry, labor and private sector, this is the place to showcase your company’s innovative products and services to an audience seeking the latest trends in technology, sustainability and resilience to be harnessed and utilised in buildings and communities throughout the world.

Invest in the future of our Community

Join the ranks of esteemed companies who have already secured multiple year partnerships with Silicon Coast and Forward Fest. By doing so, your company can reap massive benefits, not just for the next 12 months, but also for Forward Fest 2025 and 2026, as we have already locked in dates for these future events.

Forward Fest has been crafted to create a highly engaging, interactive, maximum contact time experience for delegates, sponsors and speakers alike.

We understand how rich and valuable the moments between the sessions are. This is where the real value is created, outside of the auditorium when people from across industries connect, network, discuss key take-aways and ideas and collide.

Sponsorship packages

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This is a prime opportunity for you and your company to engage in meaningful discussions.

Choose from the packages listed below to participate. For exclusive Platinum, Gold, and Silver packages, please contact us by emailing us to request more information or select one of our packages below.

BreakFWD Sponsorship Package

$10,000*

FWD Fest's BreakFWD Sponsorship offers your brand unparalleled visibility at our premiere business event. Get exclusive access, mingle with industry movers and shakers, and ignite your day with insights from our keynote speaker. Be part of this inspiring journey and make a profound impact.

Content Opportunity:

Speaking

Showcase your thought leadership and company's innovative ideas to a captive and engaged audience.

Emcee Opportunity

Step into the spotlight as your company's representative takes the stage to officially announce your brand as the BreakFWD Sponsor.

Passes:

Sponsorship package includes the following:

2 x One Day

Be immersed in the FWD Fest experience, ideal for senior management, board members, clients and key stakeholders.

2 x Breakfast: Kickstart

FWD Fest with our much-anticipated breakfast.

Branding:

Corporate Event:

See your brand front and center on tables and registration areas, adding a personal touch to the event environment.

Promotional Material:

Visibility is key. Your marketing material (to be provided by you) will be strategically placed within the BreakFWD event space, ensuring maximum exposure.

Logo Projection

Get noticed with your logo prominently displayed on onsite screens during the BreakFWD event, increasing brand awareness among all attendees.

Digital Assets:

Enhance your digital footprint with your logo featured on our event's digital assets, extending your brand's reach beyond the physical event space.

Including your company logo, blurb on both Silicon Coast and FWD Fest websites.

Event Partner Sponsorship Package

$15,000*

The FWD Fest's Event Partner Sponsorship Package provides your brand with an exclusive platform at our flagship business event. Gain wide exposure, endorse a 'Track' of your choice, and leverage a unique speaking opportunity. This package is an excellent way to foster impactful connections and leave a memorable brand impression.

The FWD Fest's Event Partner Sponsorship Package provides your brand with an exclusive platform at our flagship business event. Gain wide exposure, endorse a 'Track' of your choice, and leverage a unique speaking opportunity.

This package is an excellent way to foster impactful connections and leave a memorable brand impression.

Content Opportunity

Speaking

Take the stage with a speaking slot to share your brand's vision and expertise.

Track Sponsor

Earn recognition as the official sponsor of a 'Track' of your choice, enhancing your brand's alignment with a specific area of interest.

Passes

4 x FW

Enable your team or clients to delve into the FWD Fest experience with one-day passes to the event.

2 x Breakfast

Kickstart FWD Fest with our much-anticipated breakfast. Branding: Corporate Event: See your brand front and center on tables and registration areas, adding a personal touch to the event environment.

Promotional Material

Visibility is key. Your marketing material (to be provided by you) will be strategically placed within the BreakFWD event space, ensuring maximum exposure.

Logo Projection

Get noticed with your logo prominently displayed on onsite screens during the event.

FWD Expo

Maximize your brand with a powered booth

Opting for the Event Partner Sponsorship Package is a strategic decision to enhance your brand's presence, cultivate growth within the business community, and leave a lasting impression on festival attendees.

FWD Expo Partner Sponsorship Package

$5,500*

As part of the FWD Fest's Expo Partner Sponsorship Package, your brand will enjoy significant exposure at our leading business event. Benefit from dedicated branding, an exclusive speaking slot, and the recognition as the official 'FWD Expo' sponsor.

This package is an excellent opportunity to make substantial connections and leave an unforgettable brand impression.

Content Opportunity

Speaking

Take the stage with a speaking slot to share your brand's vision and expertise

Track Sponsor

Earn recognition as the official sponsor of a 'Track' of your choice, enhancing your brand's alignment with a specific area of interest.

Passes

5 x FWD Fest

Enable your team or clients to delve into the FWD Fest experience with one-day passes to the event

2 x Breakfast

Kickstart FWD Fest with our much-anticipated breakfast.

Branding

Corporate Event

See your brand front and centre on tables and registration areas, adding a personal touch to the event environment.

Promotional Material

Visibility is key. Your marketing material (to be provided by you) will be strategically placed within the BreakFWD event space, ensuring maximum exposure.

Logo Projection

Get noticed with your logo prominently displayed on onsite screens during the event.

FWD Expo

Maximise your brand with a powered booth (Wed).

Opting for the Event Partner Sponsorship Package is a strategic decision to enhance your brand's presence, cultivate growth within the business community, and leave a lasting impression on festival attendees.

31 JULY - 2 AUGUST 2024 Sunshine Coast

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Acknowledgement of Country

Silicon Coast and partners pays our deepest respect to the Traditional Custodians of this country; the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara peoples of the coastal plains and hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast, as we honor them as the original storytellers, innovators, and custodians of this land, embracing their wisdom to innovate while respecting the sacred ground on which it takes place.

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