Seven House: The ultimate destination at SXSW Sydney 2023
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Seven House: The ultimate destination at SXSW Sydney 2023

Seven House: The ultimate destination at SXSW Sydney 2023 – Seven unveils massive line-up of speakers

Australia’s most-watched content company, the Seven Network, is bringing together the best and brightest minds in the industry for a program of unmissable events at the Seven House during South by Southwest® Sydney 2023.

Located in the heart of the SXSW Sydney® precinct in Sydney’s Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Seven House will host a packed program of unmissable speakers, workshops and experiences set to ignite conversations and change the way the industry thinks about audience connection and content.

From 16 to 20 October, the Seven House will invite advertisers, agencies and brands to experience in new ways the huge cultural moments that grip the nation on Seven, discuss game-changing innovation and explore ideas that challenge perspectives.

Seven’s massive line-up of headline speakers includes:

  • 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

Seven House will also feature leading experts from across the industry, alongside 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

For the full schedule of events at Seven House available to SXSW Sydney badge holders, visit

Australia’s #1 breakfast program, Sunrise, will stage live crosses during the SXSW Sydney® week 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, in the festival’s 37-year history. The Sydney event will feature more than 1000 events, speakers and music acts, including more than 700 panels and sessions and over 300 artist performances.

Media Release – Seven

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