IMS Ibiza Unveil Full Schedule For 11th Summit

Posted on May 11, 2018

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

With less than two weeks to go until the highly anticipated International Music Summit Ibiza kicks off on May 23rd, the full programme and complete list of speakers – with 28 new names including Behrouz and Andy C added – at the inspirational and though-provoking electronic music industry conference has been unveiled. As always, the programme for the three-day gathering is brimming with hot topics and debates.

Following the recent tragic loss of one of the industry’s biggest and brightest young stars, the summit will open with a keynote address IN MEMORY OF AVICII delivered by IMS co-founder Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK), directly followed by SAFE FROM HARM – OUR DUTY OF CARE, a debate hosted by the Association for Electronic Music where key industry figures will discuss why it is time to protect the health of global artists and not the wealth of global businesses.

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Another much discussed issue needing to be addressed, Honey Dijon will join representatives from DJ MAG, AFEM and more to discuss SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN DJ CULTURE – HOSTED BY SHESAID.SO, to explore solutions to tackle this behaviour and to bring about fundamental change in dance music relating to diversity and inclusion. Meanwhile, THE ANNUAL DIGITAL DEBATE assembles some of the brightest industry minds to assess the current digital landscape followed by talks about BELIEVING IN BLOCKCHAIN and BLOCKCHAIN 101.

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Of course, IMS Ibiza’s fascinating keynote interviews cannot be missing, and this time taking to the stage will be viral sensation Bradley Gunn Raver, who shares his story of how sober raving has led him to be invited around the world to bring his infectious, joyful dancing to global events, as well as renowned artist manager Dean Wilson and – via a live stream interview from his studio in Canada – Joel Zimmermann a.k.a. Deadmau5.

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Throughout the three-day event, there will also be daily influencer breakfasts at TATEL Restaurant, free yoga and wellness sessions, access to over 20 networking events and Ibiza Opening parties, plus the IMS Legends Dinner paying tribute to Underworld followed by an exclusive live show at HEART Ibiza before the conference ends with the ultimate Ibiza party under the stars, IMS Dalt Vila.