8 February 2016

IMS Engage, IMS Ibiza, and expands IMS Asia-Pacific with two-day conference in Shanghai.

IMS Engage and Asia-Pacific go on sale Thursday 18th February

IMS Ibiza badge now available here:

Having rounded off another hugely successfully year of educational and motivational electronic music events in 2015, International Music Summit has now announced its 2016 return with three global summits across IMS Engage, IMS Ibiza and IMS Asia-Pacific. Designed to celebrate the full spectrum of dance music artistry via various panels, workshops and parties, IMS has widely established itself as the premier platform for thought and leadership in electronic music – and brings together a wealth of artists, visionaries, brands and entrepreneurs at each conference.

The 2016 calendar begins with IMS Engage on 21st April and will be hosted by W Hollywood, featuring conversations between icons of electronic music and the wider-world of film, fashion, finance and futurism. In May, IMS will head to Ibiza for their main, global flagship summit – a comprehensive three-day event that sets the agenda for the year ahead.

After successfully venturing into new territory first in 2014 to Singapore and then again in 2015 in Shanghai, China, IMS is also excited to present a reimagined and united new IMS Asia-Pacific effort in 2016. This year, the industry will come together in Shanghai, China for a combined two-day Summit that will invite the global industry together from across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

“I’ve always seen Asia as a place of opportunity, but now it feels like how it felt in 2008, 2009 in America. Tons of excitement. It was all leading up to something, and we’re going to get to see what that is.” – Kaskade at IMS Asia-Pacific 2015

Without a doubt, Asia has become the next frontier for electronic music with an incredible population of young, eager fans, hopeful talent and hungry professionals aiming to help cultivate the electronic music scene in the region. China alone offers up millions of potential consumers, all interested in the country’s growing nightlife and festival culture.

IMS China in 2015 was the first electronic music conference to take place in the country, and in 2016, IMS Asia-Pacific will continue bridging the gap between Eastern and Western cultures. Through informed panels, captivating keynotes and interactive networking sessions, IMS offers the chance for global industry icons and local leaders alike to share their knowledge and experiences, all in an environment designed to celebrate the artistry of DJing, the wider industry and beyond.

“The opportunity has always been there. It’s just about the appetite for risk.”
– Jason Swamy at IMS China 2016

Watch highlights from IMS Asia-Pacific 2015 here:


April 21st, 2016 | W Hollywood, California
IMS Engage is a one-day event featuring conversations between icons of electronic music and the wider-world of film, fashion, finance and futurism. The event is hosted by W Hollywood.


May 25th – 27th, 2016 | Hard Rock Hotel
IMS Ibiza is the main global flagship summit. Primed at the beginning of the Ibiza season, international professionals and influencers of the industry unite for a comprehensive three-day event that sets the agenda for the year ahead.

Night Time Schedule:

Wednesday- IMS Legends Dinner
Thursday – Back To Live at The Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
Friday – IMS Dalt Vila Grand Finale


September 29th – 30th, 2016
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. IMS partners with Budweiser Storm Festival, China’s premier electronic music gathering offering delegates the opportunity to do business in the region followed by a series of satellite parties and the nations leading festival.