Announcing SXSW Sydney 2024 Partners

July 4, 2024

Announcing our SXSW Sydney 2024 partners!

We are thrilled to welcome the first round of partners joining us for 2024—over 25 forward-thinking organisations that share our passion for fostering creativity, igniting ideas, and pushing boundaries.

Our event partners play an integral role in SXSW Sydney's vibrant ecosystem. Through their brand activations, initiatives, and collaborations, they'll create unforgettable experiences for attendees, sparking unexpected connections and propelling the exchange of groundbreaking ideas.

Super Sponsor

  • CommBank | CommBank is thrilled to sponsor SXSW Sydney again, helping bring together a mix of diverse thinkers and innovators to build a brighter future for all, while demonstrating our commitment to reimagining customer experiences and creating a more sustainable future through the use of technology.  

Strategic Sponsor

  • Destination NSW  | We drive jobs and the economy through our arts, culture and creative industries, a vibrant and safe hospitality sector, enhanced experience tourism, research and innovation, and trade and investment. The Department brings together NSW’s key arts, culture, hospitality, entertainment and visitor experience groups alongside our leading economic development and investment attraction organisations. 

Conference Sponsors

  • UTS | Returning in 2024 as the Official Education Partner and Official Conference Workshop Partner of SXSW Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is proud to be at the centre of the action. This October, the UTS campus will buzz with festival energy, hosting talks, workshops, gaming, and music. Drop by UTS House to hear the latest in tech, innovation, and Creative Industries within our precinct. 
  • Accenture | Accenture is thrilled to sponsor the AI and Robotics track for the second year in a row! We look forward to showcasing technology and human ingenuity with a lineup of expert speakers from our global network. Don't miss our Accenture Lounge, where you can take a break and see some of the world’s latest AI and robotic developments in action. We hope our Platinum opening party will give you a sense of “the possible”, as well as being a great night out!!
  • CyberCX | CyberCX, Australia’s leading cyber security services organisation, will present this year’s Cyber and Your Data conference track, where attendees will hear from insightful and thought-provoking experts on a range of emerging cyber issues and trends.   
  • Procore | Procore, the leading global provider of construction management software, is thrilled to sponsor the Transport & Smart Cities track. With a focus on providing timely and accurate data for all, Procore is a trusted technology partner of transport and smart city creators, transforming the construction industry one project at a time. 

Tech & Innovation Sponsors

  • VentureCrowd | After last year’s highly successful event, we at VentureCrowd are thrilled to come back stronger with more support for this innovative ecosystem of change-makers. We’re excited to be sponsoring the highly anticipated SXSW Sydney Pitch event, where some of the most impressive founders and creative thinkers from around the globe converge. 
  • INVNT | For the second consecutive year, INVNT will bring its world-class expertise in production and innovative brand storytelling and “Challenge Everything” ethos to SXSW Sydney, where it will continue its legacy of hosting, curating and presenting the Discovery Stage. Igniting the spark between culture and brands, INVNT will also serve as a Creative Experiential Partner, collaborating with brands to create standout activations across the festival. 
  • Aussie Broadband | Aussie Broadband is proud to be sponsoring 'The Hub' networking and collaborative space within the Tech & Innovation Expo. Delegates will be able to take a break, have a quick meeting and network while discovering how Aussie Broadband can help support their innovation, business growth and technology needs.  We're excited to showcase our proven success in enterprise, government and wholesale technology services to SXSW Sydney attendees this October! 
  • B Lab  Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand | Discover the future of better business at SXSW Sydney 2024. As sponsors of the Social Impact Zone, B Lab Australia & Aotearoa New Zealand and Certified B Corporations will showcase why and how we need to reimagine business-as-usual to benefit all people and the planet. 
  • Alternaleaf | Alternaleaf are proud to be sponsoring the Health & Wellness Zone within the Tech & Innovation Expo for the first time. As one of Australia’s leading alternative healthcare clinics we are excited to share our vision of a healthier tomorrow.

Activations & Events

  • Suntory -196 | Suntory Minus 196 is back in 2024 and once again will be bringing its Extreme Vending Machine to SXSW Sydney. In an activation of epic proportions, the brand’s three-story Vending Machine will once again be at Tumbalong Park transporting consumers into the innovative and intensely Japanese world of Minus 196 - all with a Minus 196 can in hand.  
  • Clear Hayes | After an epic debut in 2023, Clear Hayes House returns with a huge takeover at the Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium in the heart of the SXSW Sydney action. It’s the ultimate destination for the media and marketing industry, featuring big ideas from diverse thinkers, trailblazing insights and world-class networking opportunities. 
  • Papa Salt | Papa Salt is thrilled to join SXSW Sydney this October. We will unveil a new product to attendees and look forward to actively participating in celebrating the conference's diverse community of innovators and creators, contributing to the dynamic spirit of this vibrant event.  
  • WPP | After a record first year at SXSW Sydney, which saw over 2,000 attendees join 33 sessions at the WPP House, WPP is delighted to return in 2024 as an official partner. This year, WPP will be bringing the power of creative transformation to the SXSW Sydney stage, with 10 engaging sessions powered by WPP set to debut. Each of these will bring together partners and clients, international guest speakers, local innovators and the most influential thought leaders under one roof, providing a space to converge on WPP’s creative disciplines and AI leadership. 
  • DEPT | Global digital agency DEPT® will again be an official event partner at SXSW Sydney, taking over the Chinese Garden of Friendship with a series of roundtables focused on innovation, daily happy hours, and client dinners. On the final day, DEPT® will host a party in the Garden, to celebrate the wrap-up of the event. 
  • NSW House | Visit NSW House to explore the best in screen, music, gaming and tech. Over three days, from 15-17 October, you’ll hear from our brightest minds in the arts, creative industries and business, while experiencing cutting-edge tech and tasting delicious treats from across the state. 
  • Canada House | Canada House will be a celebration of all that is Canadian at SXSW Sydney 2024; showcasing Canadian innovation and creativity!  Open from 16-18 October programming will include panels, showcase and networking events. 
  • Acer x Intel | The inaugural Acer Predator League Academy, backed by Intel and Livewire, is a high school tournament ft. Fortnite taking place from April - October. The very first Championship event will be held at SXSW Sydney 2024, with the winners crowned by icons Lachlan and Loserfruit!
  • Amplify | Step into the Creatorverse, where content is constantly being redefined, and culture is shaped daily. Join Amplify at the Creatorverse House to uncover the art of partnering with top creators, expanding your audience, and mastering social media as a brand or creator. 
  • TooFar Media | TooFar Media is an award-winning Arts Technology company based in Silicon Valley that creates Immersive Storyworlds which combine Book, Music, Art, Animation and Film.  Enter the world of their newest release, Hibiscus Mask by critically acclaimed author Rich Shapero, at the Tech & Innovation Expo and their Darling Square PopUp.
  • American Apparel | American Apparel® redefine streetwear essentials; crafting the culture with timeless basics for the everyday icon. We are proud to outfit the amazing SXSW Sydney 2024 volunteers and sponsor the official 2024 Big Bag – don’t miss out!
  • Screen NSW | Screen NSW will be hosting exciting panel events with leading NSW screen experts and international festival guests, diving deep into current trends and issues, as well as networking events for screen and digital games practitioners encouraging connection and collaboration across the sector. 
  • UKG | UKG, leading provider of HR, payroll, workforce management and culture solutions is thrilled to join future leaders at SXSW Sydney. Trusted by over 80,000 organisations globally, UKG will discuss the latest workplace trends, next-generation innovations, and how UKG is inspiring every organisation to become a great place to work through technology built for all. 
  • RAC Arena | RAC Arena is the home of live entertainment in Western Australia. Located in the heart of the Perth CBD, they play host to the world’s best live music, sport, family, and comedy. RAC Arena will be kicking off the SXSW Sydney Music Festival with an Agents vs Promoters Mixer on October 16. More details to come!
  • Remote | Remote, the global HR platform for distributed companies, is making its return to SXSW Sydney to help Australian startups and scale-ups hire, manage, and pay talent anywhere in the world. Catch Remote at one of their events across the precinct! 

This is the first of many exciting partners to be revealed. Stay tuned for further announcements over the coming months.

There is still time to partner with SXSW Sydney 2024!

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