Day 1 - Thursday September 29th
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

INTRODUCTIONS

From Ben Turner, Eric Zho, Pete Tong (IMS Asia-Pacific Partners)

1:05 pm - 1:20 pm

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION – REGIONAL REVIEW BY BILLBOARD

Jonathan Serbin (Head of Asia, Billboard, Asia)

BRIEFING: IMS Asia-Pacific kicks off with a comprehensive overview from Billboard’s Head of Asia, Jonathan Serbin for an important glimpse at the massive market ahead of important conversations to come at the summit.

1:20 pm - 1:35 pm

IMS AUDIENCE REPORT – INSIGHT INTO ASIA-PACIFIC

Presented by David Boyle (EVP Insight, BBC Worldwide, UK)

BRIEFING: Diving deeper into an analysis of the region, BBC’s EVP of Insight David Boyle will deliver a cutting-edge analysis of audience trends for festivals, artists and genres in the region. Which audiences is electronic music reaching, and how can the industry better develop them?

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm

** WORKSHOP ROOM – CHACE

Chace shows us how he produces a track using Logic Pro

1:35 pm - 2:35 pm

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF ASIA-PACIFIC

Arsit Prachaseri (CEO, AG Productions, Thailand)
Christian Rijanto (Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Ismaya Group, Indonesia)
Dennis De Bruin (CEO, Alda Events Asia, Netherlands)
Maggie Yu (VP, Brand Director, Adidas, China)
Nick Matthews (Agent, Coda, UK)
Sunny L (Director, Music Fest Asia & Xin Wang Group, HK & China)

Moderated by Kurosh Nasseri (Co-Chairman & Co-Founder, AFEM, USA)

BRIEFING: The summit kicks off with a frank discussing about facing the numerous challenges of Asia-Pacific’s growing electronic music industry and addressing them head on. After two years of IMS Asia-Pacific in Singapore and the first IMS China last year, issues about connecting the East and West and helping AP’s own talents develop and shine are at the forefront of issues that the region face moving ahead.

2:35 pm - 3:15 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – ERIC ZHO (CEO and Founder, A2LiVE / Storm, China)

Interviewed by Pete Tong (Artist, Broadcaster and Founder, BBC Radio 1 / IMS, UK)

BRIEFING: Key leader in China’s electronic music space Eric Zho sits down with Pete Tong for a keynote in- terview about the status and progression of the country’s scene one year after the first IMS China in 2015. Topics to be discussed include festivals and events, streaming and the digital landscape, artists and more.

2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

** WORKSHOP ROOM – PIONEER DJ

Product Insight – Come and see how the latest Toraiz SP-16 Professional Sampler works

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – BRANDS IN CHINA

Robert Zhang (Head of Partnerships, AB Inbev, China)
Interviewed by Bryce Whitwam (CEO, Wunderman, China)

BRIEFING: Brands have had an incredibly important role in the development of electronic music in China. IMS hears from regional expert and Head of Partnerships from AB Inbev to hear about the ins and outs of brand presence in Asia-Pacific’s music industry.

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm

LABELS OF LOVE: KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE

Daniel Miller (CEO, Founder, Mute, UK)
Interviewed by Rob Schwartz (Asia Bureau Chief, Billboard, US/Japan)

BRIEFING: CEO and Founder of Mute Records Daniel Miller will discuss the labor of love behind run- ning a label. An important and enlightening conversation and topic to be highlighted in Asia for the many labels and label heads getting their start in the booming electronic music world of Asia-Pacific.

4:05 pm - 5:00 pm

LABELS OF LOVE: KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE

Caralinda Booth (Artist Development / A&R Consultant, Universal Music, China)
Daniel Miller (CEO, Founder, Mute Records, UK)
Michail Stangl (Director, Boiler Room, Germany)
Samuel Wald (Agent, WME)

Moderated by Rob Schwartz (Asia Bureau Chief, Billboard, US/Japan)

BRIEFING: Following a one-on-one interview with Daniel Miller, IMS brings together a strong panel
of label representatives navigating the growing realm of electronic music talents rising out of the Asia-Pacific region. Independent labels come together with majors for this must-hear discussion for any beginning labels and artists coming out of the region.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MARKET FOCUS – JAPAN

Aleks Ljubojevic (Agent, Anna Agency, Netherlands)
Jin Iwamoto (Manager / A&R, Star Music, Japan)
Naoki Shimizu (CEO, President, CreativeMan Productions, Japan)
Takako Fujiyama (Director, Pioneer, Japan)

Moderated by Lauren Kocher (Business Development, Sony Music Entertainment, Japan)

BRIEFING: Each year, IMS focuses on a specific, deserving market in the region. This year’s Asia-Pacific focus is Japan, a traditionally progressive and forward-thinking hub of both music and technology. IMS brings together representatives from all sides for a thorough talk about Japan and where they’ll go next.

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

** WORKSHOP ROOM – KING ARTHUR

King Arthur talks about his lead single from his new album and the journey getting there

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

NEXT GENERATION: RISING STARS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

Chace (Artist, China)
DJ L (Artist, China)
Kaku (Artist, Asia)
Minii (Artist, Alter Ego, South Korea)
Myrne (Artist, Singapore)

Moderated by Olivia Wycech (Managing Editor, Mixmag Asia, Asia)

BRIEFING: Here are the stars that those of the West might not know yet, but should start getting familiar with. Rising stars from countries all across Asia-Pacific come together to discuss individual experiences in their own regions and the shared journey as rising talents in electronic music.

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

** WORKSHOP ROOM – DJ SOOLEE

Q&A with DJ Soolee who will be on hand to answer questions you have on Abelton

10:00 pm - 7:00 am

** OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES – ANTIDOTE 11 YEAR

Shelter, No. 5 Yongfu Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Daniel Miller, B6, MHP, Ozone & Howell

* Free for IMS delegates.

VIEW FULL DETAILS HERE.

Day 2 - Friday September 30th
11:00 am - 11:15 am

IMS TECH REPORT

Presented by David Boyle (EVP Insight, BBC Worldwide, UK)

BRIEFING: Day 2 of IMS Asia-Pacific kicks off with an in-depth look at the tech side of the music industry in Asia. How are streaming, video and messaging changing our world? How can we adapt to make the most of the new opportunities?

11:15 am - 11:35 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – SHAILENDRA SINGH (Promoter, Percept, India)

BRIEFING: Shailendra Singh of Percept in India arrives on the IMS Asia-Pacific stage to represent India and discuss the massive country’s skyrocketing electronic music scene. It’s time to take a closer look at India and its role in the global industry.

11:35 am - 12:15 pm

UNITING THE NATIONS: INDIA & CHINA

Andrew Bull (Director, Shine Communications, China)
Anish Sood (Artist, India)
Arjun Vagale (Artist, Director, UnMute, India)
CheiZak (CEO, Founder, Yema Live, China)
Dev Bhatia (Director, Unmute Agency, India)
Vlada Didenko (Senior Business Manager, A2 Live, China)
Robin Leembrugen (Manager, Mad Panda Agency, China)

Moderated by Prateek Pandey (Director, Owner, sLick!, India)

BRIEFING: Following an opening keynote from Shailendra, prominent leaders from India come together with behind-the-scenes organizers in China to discuss two massive countries and their individual and connected roles in the international electronic music scene. What can each learn from one another? What are the challenges each face?

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

MEET ‘TEAM SKRILLEX’

Blaise DeAngelo (General Manager, OWSLA, North America)
Lee Anderson (VP, Agent, AM Only, North America)
Skrillex (Artist, North America)
Tim Smith (CEO, Founder, Blood Management, North America)

Moderated by Pete Tong (Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1/ IMS, UK)

BRIEFING: A selection of team players the behind the success of Skrillex and his OWSLA creative collective discuss their strategies, successes and challenges of taking their sound and style across Asia-Pacific. Key topics will include: recording in Korea, the influence of Japan, synchs with Chinese film studios, touring strategy for south east Asia and much more.

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

INFLUENTIAL KOLS IN CHINA

Derrek Tsao (EDM Blogger, China)
Davis Savril (Artist, China)
Donald Hau (CEO, Mixmag, China)
Dope Lee (Artist, China)
Hedy Lee (Artist, China)

Moderated by Ni Bing (Founder, Martial Artist Management / Drum Rider Records, China)

BRIEFING: IMS Asia-Pacific’s host country finds a moment on stage to bring together important key opinion leaders of the country to discuss the unique landscape of China’s electronic music industry and scene. Journalists and artists align to discuss successes, challenges and the coming future.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

** WORKSHOP ROOM – PIONEER DJ

Product Insight – Come and see how the latest Toraiz SP-16 Professional Sampler works

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

SHE SAID SO… PRESENTS DIVERSITY IN ELECTRONC MUSIC

Annie Lee (CEO, Founder, Dream Worker)
Caralinda Booth (Artist Development / A&R Consultant, Universal Music, China)
DJ Soolee (Artist, South Korea)
Jason Swamy (Director, Further Future / Wonderfruit, Hong Kong)
Miao Wong (Founder / CEO, dART, China)
Nakadia (Artist, Thailand)

Moderated by Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)

BRIEFING: IMS made a promise to never stop discussing the ever-important issue of Diversity in Electronic Music until it was no longer an issue that needed discussing. In partnership with SheSaid. so, IMS brings the conversation back to the stage with opinions and experiences from leaders of the Asia-Pacific region.

2:45 pm - 3:40 pm

AUSTRALIA IN CRISIS – UPDATE

Frank Rodi (Innovation & Electronic Music Specialist, APRA, Australia)
Helena Legend (Artist, Australia)
Murat Kilic (CEO, Artist, Spice – Reckless Republic, Australia)
Rebecca Young (Agent, WME)
Wade Cawood (CEO, Pulse Radio, Australia)

Moderated by Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)

BRIEFING: Last year, IMS Asia-Pacific in Singapore opened with a powerful keynote from Murat Kilic about the dire status of Sydney’s nightlife scene. One year later, IMS revisits the country’s transitioning industry and focuses on new challenges, progressions and what another year ahead looks like for Australia.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

** WORKSHOP ROOM – PEP & RASH

Q&A, talking about their latest release

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm

HOT TREND OF ASIA: SOCIAL NETWORKS – LIVE BROADCAST & MUSIC APPS

Alan Deng (Director, Tencent Video Live Music, China)
Miao Wong (CEO, Founder, dART, China)
Sandy Chi (Chief Entertainment Officer, KuGou, China)
Wang Lei (GM, Baidu Music, China)

Moderated by Lucy Dong (Founder, Chief Editor, Shihan Culture / Music Business, China)

BRIEFING: In 2016, Asia has proven itself an attention-grabbing part of the international market largely in part to the rise of live broadcasts and the many music and technology apps of today’s digital atmo- sphere. IMS brings together leaders of both Eastern and Western broadcasting platforms to discuss.

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

** WORKSHOP ROOM – SUNSHINE MUSIC TOURS AND TRAVELS

Screening of the first EDM and Bollywood festival film based on a true story, Written and Directed by Shailendra Singh

4:20 pm - 5:15 pm

AFEM PRESENTS ‘GET PLAYED, GET PAID’

Celeste Siam (Artist, Thailand)
Frank Rodi (Innovation & Electronic Music Specialist, APRA, Australia)
Kurosh Nasseri (Co-Chairman & Co-Founder, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, USA)
Marc Vedo (Artist, UK)
Pete Tong (Artist / Broadcaster, BBC Radio 1 / IMS, UK)
Prateek Pandey (Director / Owner, sLick!, India)

Moderated by Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)

BRIEFING: Inspired by a recurring panel at IMS Ibiza, AFEM returns with ‘Get Played, Get Paid’ to examine the age old problem of allocating the income generated by track plays in clubs, festivals, independent radio and DJ sets to the correct source. Where will all the money go in the end?

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

GLOBAL POWER PLAYERS – RISKS & OPPORTUNITIES

Amy Thomson (CEO / Manager, ATM Artists, USA)
Christian Rijanto (Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Ismaya Group, Indonesia)
David Levy (Partner, WME)
Eric Zho (CEO, Founder, A2LiVE / Storm, China)
Iqbal Ameer (CEO, LiveScape Group, Malaysia)
John Boyle (Chief Growth Officer, Insomniac Events, USA)
Robb Harker (CEO/ Founder, Supermodified Agency, Asia)

Moderated by Kurosh Nasseri (Co-Chairman & Co-Founder, AFEM, USA)

BRIEFING: This massive panel brings together major power players from across regions in electronic music to discuss exactly what it takes to succeed in this wild industry – the risks and the opportunities.

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

‘IN CONVERSATION’ – ALESSO (Artist, Sweden) WITH JOLIN TSAI (Artist, Asia)

Alesso (Artist, Sweden) ‘In Conversation’ with Jolin Tsai (Artist, Asia)
Jonathan Serbin (Head of Asia, Billboard, Asia)

BRIEFING: International superstar Alesso sits with Asian pop star Jolin Tsai, discussing the importance of connecting with local regional talents to infiltrate Asia-Pacific. How have these two artists tapped into their foreign counterpart to explore the wider world in music?

8:00 pm - 12:00 am

** OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES – IMS DELEGATE NETWORKING DINNER

After an inspiring and motivational day of speeches and panels during the day at IMS Asia-Pacific, delegates will receive another valuable chance to discuss and connect with industry leaders face-to-face at the IMS Networking Dinner. Dine, mingle and drink with professionals and resourceful insiders all while enjoying good music and nightlife of the city of Shanghai.

LOCATION: POP American Brasserie, Three on the Bund,7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu,near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu

* This is a paid event. 100€ includes free drinks all night and a casual dinner. Secure your seat here or at IMS reception.

9:00 pm - 5:00 am

** OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES – M1NT NIGHTCLUB

FEATURING: EAST COLLECTIVE
Dipha Barus (Indonesia)
Kaku (Taiwan)
Myrne (Singapore)

LOCATION: Level 24, 318 Fuzhou Road

* Free for IMS Delegates.

VIEW FULL DETAILS HERE.

10:00 pm - 7:00 am

** OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES – LOLA NIGHTCLUB

FEATUING:
Celeste Siam
Jobo
Javi Kalero

LOCATION: No. 46 Yueyang Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai

* Free for IMS Delegates + 1 free drink

VIEW FULL DETAILS HERE.

10:00 pm - 5:00 am

** OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES – MAD PANDA LABEL NIGHT

MAD PANDA LABEL NIGHT

FEATURING:
Tsunano
Dexter King
Chace

LOCATION: Hong Kong Plaza, 4/F, 283 HuaiHaiZhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu

* Free for IMS Delegates.

VIEW FULL DETAILS HERE.

Day 3 - Saturday October 1st
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

** OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES – STORM FESTIVAL DAY 1

DAY 1 OF STORM FESTIVAL FEATURES:
Skrillex, Alesso and any more.

LOCATION: Shanghai Disneyland Resort

See full line-up and secure your ticket here.

Day 4 - Sunday October 2nd
2:00 pm - 10:30 pm

** OFFICIAL EVENTS / PARTIES – STORM FESTIVAL DAY 2

DAY 2 OF STORM FESTIVAL FEATURES:
Hardwell, Afrojack and many more.

LOCATION: Shanghai Disneyland Resort

See full line-up and secure your ticket here.