Here’s How To Convince Your Boss To Send You To SXSW Sydney

May 31, 2023

SXSW Sydney 2024 will be here in no time.

To call it a packed week is a bit of an understatement: SXSW Sydney will feature hundreds of speakers and panelists, emerging and established international artists, Screen and Games legends and experts, influencers, industry leaders and creatives from every corner of the globe. From October 14 to 20, SXSW Sydney's event precinct will be illuminated by hundreds of events across the key industries of Tech & Innovation, Games, Music, and Screen.

If you’re a keen creative looking to take the next step in your career or connect with the big players in your industry, SXSW Sydney is where you need to be. This is the second time SXSW® has expanded beyond its famous Austin home – it’s going to be a big moment.

Heading to an event like SXSW Sydney can be a big undertaking, we get that. There’s a lot going on and a lot of things to cover, and expenses can add up! So whether you’re starting out in your career or looking to gain some new expertise, it might be time to chat to your boss about sending you to SXSW Sydney 2024. Because after all, the skills you bring back will benefit their business.

Daunted by this conversation? Don’t worry, here’s a breakdown of the key takeaways and important information to make the pitch to your boss a breeze.

SXSW Sydney 2024 is going to be huge

Here’s a breakdown of what’s going to take place:

  • There’s going to be over 600 speakers and panelists appearing across the week – from world-renowned futurists to acting icons to world business leaders.
  • More than 150 international and local artists and bands will be showcasing their music.
  • Hundreds of events will be taking place across numerous formats: performances, exhibitions, workshops, mentor sessions, festivals, presentations, keynotes, pitches, and parties (your boss might not need to know about that one though).

Benefits for the business

  • Create meaningful connections and new business opportunities.
  • Represent the business at the largest event of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Ability to network with some of the most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs on the planet.
  • Chance to upskill and learn the tricks of the trade from the experts.
  • Forge friendships and alliances with people outside your industry.
  • See the best new products and services for your area.