This year, the global industry will come together in Shanghai for a collective, two-day IMS Asia-Pacific edition that will expand on the unique challenges and landscape of the Asia-Pacific region.
International Music Summit is an educational, inspirational and motivational thought leadership platform dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for electronic music and the artistry related to DJing and all related art forms, through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide. IMS annually hosts major events globally in Ibiza, Los Angeles, and China.
IMS Asia-Pacific was introduced at the end of the year in 2014 for the first time in Singapore. Coinciding with ZoukOut Festival, the inaugural Asia-Pacific edition found a unique opportunity to gather artists and industry leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to educate the wider world about the opportunity, challenges and current successes of the market. With contributions from ZoukOut Festival headliners and industry icons both of the region and international markets, Asia-Pacific was a successful first glance into the East and West connection.
IMS Asia-Pacific is a one-day summit featuring a series of panels, keynote speeches and interviews with interactive workshops and tutorials as well. At Asia-Pacific, IMS connects leaders of the region from the worlds of finance, technology, music and media with their Western counterparts for a productive platform of inspiration and education.
“IMS was really inspiring. It’s amazing that electronic music now has a real business focused conference that allows people from around the world to connect and share ideas on how to move the industry forwards. Well done Pete and the team!”
– Luciano, Cadenza Records
“IMS was a great conference. For us being in Australia, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss business with a great amount of European agents and managers, but more so the keynotes and panels gave a greater understanding of the business on a global level. For sure we will be back next year!”
– Richie McNeil, Stereosonic Director