Relive the Talks from IMS Asia-Pacific 2015


15 January 2016

One month ago on December 11th, IMS returned to Singapore for the second year of IMS Asia-Pacific. In continuation of the overarching theme of “Bridging the Gap,” IMS Asia-Pacific aimed to connect the global industry and unite professionals and leaders from East and West to discuss some of today’s most pressing topics within the industry.

Speakers included world renowned artists Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade and Sharam of Deep Dish, and on the industry front, representatives from SFX, Association For Electronic Music, Bullitt Agency and many more took part in panels, keynotes and interactive networking sessions. Topics like drugs in electronic music, the dying nightlife culture of Sydney, SFX’s turbulent year and the future challenges that the Asia-Pacific region faces were just some of the expansive talking points discussed at IMS Asia-Pacific.

Every IMS discussion is recorded for the larger industry to experience and learn from in our series of IMS Talks. Take a look and listen to some of the most important discussions from IMS Asia-Pacific as the industry moves into 2016.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – SIMON NAPIER-BELL (AUTHOR, THAILAND / UK)

AFEM PRESENTS PROTECT THE DANCEFLOOR
Akshai Sarin (Artist, Creative Entrepreneur / ttogether.in, India)
Antonio Celestino (Promoter / Totem Onelove, Australia)
Murat Kilic (Artist, CEO / Reckless Republic / Spice, Australia)
Rahul Kukreja (Co-Owner, Livescape, Malaysia)
Moderated by Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)

ARTIST TO ARTIST: EAST MEETS WEST
DJ Sabrina (Artist, Singapore)
DJ Tennis (Artist, Life and Death / Daze Agency / Elita Festival, Italy)
Kavan Spruyt (Artist, Midnight Shift, Singapore)
Kaz James (Artist, UK / Australia)
Lae Hoe Yin Blink (Artist / Head of Programming, Zouk KL, Malaysia)
Scarlett Etienne (Artist, Hong Kong / Bali)

AFEM PRESENTS DEVELOPING THE ECO-SYSTEM
Aleks Ljubojevic (Agent, Anna Agency, Netherlands)
Erik Leenders (CFO, David Lewis Productions, Hong Kong)
Godwin Pereira (Owner, Kyo, Singapore)
Matt Nugent (Onelove Records, General Manager, Australia)
Prateek Pandey (Promoter, sLick!, India)
Ryan Saltzman (Agent / Co-Owner, The Bullitt Agency, USA / Barcelona)
Moderated by Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – KASKADE (ARTIST, USA)
Interviewed by Ben Turner (Co-Founder, IMS, UK)

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW – ARMIN VAN BUUREN (ARTIST, NETHERLANDS)
Interviewed by Chris Ho (Artist / Music Journalist / Radio Presenter, Singapore)

QUESTION TIME
Richie McNeill (Director of Special Operations Asia, SFX Live, Australia)
Sharam from Deep Dish (Artist, USA)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – SAVING SYDNEY!
Murat Kilic (Artist, CEO / Reckless Republic / Spice, Australia)

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS – #SAFEINSOUND
Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)