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First Dance Music Conference set for Dubai

The conference, at Dubai's Pacha spin-off, will tackle promoting a great dance event, owning a club, promotion on social media and more

By IQ on 04 Apr 2016

Sister Bliss, Palmesus, Norway, 2013, Dance Music Conference, Dubai

image © Jørund Føreland Pedersen

Dubai is to get its first dance music conference, courtesy of events and management company Blue Leaf.

Taking place on 21 and 22 April at the confusingly named Pacha Ibiza Dubai nightclub (from hereon in ‘Pacha Dubai’), the Dance Music Conference (DMC) will feature debates and workshops by dance music industry experts and a music festival including both international and local DJs.

Panels highlights are ‘The trials and tribulations of holding a successful dance event’, ‘The power of social media and the magic of marketing’ and a Q&A with club owners and managers including representatives from Pacha Dubai, Shibuya and Billionaire Mansion, while performers include EDX, Toolroom Records’ Mark Knight, Sister Bliss (pictured), Prok & Fitch and PACO.

Tickets cost Dh800 for the whole conference (£153) and are available from the Dance Music Conference website.