The highlight of any dance music calendar, International Music Summit (IMS) is the three-day educational, inspirational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in the dance music capital of the world, Ibiza.
The brainchild of Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong & Simeon Friend, the event has grown in stature and popularity each year, with all important names in dance music flocking to the island each year for “the TED of music conferences” with IMS traditionally acting as the curtain-raiser for the opening of Ibiza’s summer season.
With 2017 marking 10 years of connecting dance music culture, IMS Ibiza is focusing on the number 10; having now revealed 10 keynotes, and 10 topics and talks. Joining this year’s line up of artists and industry heavyweights will be the annual regular features on the IMS Ibiza schedule; the Dalt Vila event taking place on Friday 26th May – a chance to dance in the open air on top of a 2,500-year-old Unesco protected fort; and the ‘IMS Legends Dinner’ – this year awarded to a true pioneer of the dance scene, Pacha founder Ricardo Urgell.
IMS co-curator Ben Turner said:
“It is hard to believe its been a decade since the first IMS. We’ve always tried to focus on a singular room of content to help create a dialogue for change and a shared experience – all too rare in today’s fractured media landscape. This is really shaping up to be our biggest attendance to date and we hope its the most informative yet. Even after ten years, it feels like our work is only just starting!”
The full list of speakers and topics can be found below, and for more information on both IMS and the 10th anniversary of this iconic event, you can visit the official International Music Summit website. We’ll see you on the island this May!