The 11 edition of IMS Ibiza will take place next week, May 23-25 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa d’en Bossa.

IMS is a three-day inspirational, educational and motivational thought-leadership platform held annually in Ibiza which includes dynamic workshops, illuminating keynotes and timely discussions on the most important issues facing the electronic music industry today, led by 120+ leading electronic music artists and professionals.

In homage to the recent tragic loss of one of electronic music’s 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. Not to be missed on day one is a KEYNOTE INTERVIEW from TODD ‘THE GOD’ TERRY, one of the most successful house music producers of our time, who will go deep into his journey from the toughest streets of New York to international fame.

Other highlights for the following days include further milestone celebrations for legendary electronic music brands, with 25 YEARS OF SONAR – SHAPING UNDERGROUND CULTURE and 25 YEARS OF POSITIVA RECORDS – THE CHANGING FACE OF A&R.

Something we can’t wait for is a KEYNOTE INTERVIEW with one of the most successful and respected artist managers in the electronic music business DEAN WILSON, who will be followed by a closing KEYNOTE INTERVIEW live from the recording studio of Joel Zimmerman aka DEADMAU5 and TESTPILOT, an outspoken and visionary artist who will take part in a revealing discussion on all aspects of the past, present and future of his career.

All Access and Delegate Plus badges are now sold out, limited Delegate badges remain at

Full list of 28 new speakers announced are:
Andy C (Ram Records, Founder/Artist/DJ, UK)
Avril Ceballos (Futura Artist/Cómeme/Room 4 Resistance, Co-Founder/Manager/Member, Germany)
Behrouz (Do Not Sit on the Furniture, Owner/Curator, USA)
Charlotte Cijffers (DJ Magazine, Digital Editor, UK)
Christophe Caurret (BETC, Music Creative Director, France)
Danny Tenaglia (DJ/Producer, USA)
Dean Wilson (SEVEN20, CEO, USA)
Eóin Smyth (Game Over, Co-founder and Director, Ireland)
Eric Wahlforss (SoundCloud, Founder & Chief Product Officer, Germany)
Felipe Callado (Gigloop, Co-Founder, France)
Greg Marshall (Association For Electronic Music (AFEM), General Manager, UK)
Hanene Ben Smail (Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE/Demind, Head of Marketing and Events, UAE)
Harry Willis (I Am POP, Head of Partnerships, UK)
Jesse Grushack (Ujo Music, Co-Founder, USA)
Jessica lbgui (Buddemusic, Senior Marketing, Sync & Licensing Manager, France)
Kevin Watson (IMS Business Report/, Author/Founder, UK)
Kyle Hopkins (Microsoft Studios (Microsoft/Xbox), Head of Music Supervision, USA)
Loco Dice (Artist, Germany)
Lohan Presencer (Ministry of Sound, Chairman, UK)
Luz Diaz (Room 4 Resistance, Founder/DJ/Promoter, Germany)
Philipp Straub (Burn Residency, Head Mentor, UK)
Robb McDaniels (Beatport, CEO, USA)
Sarah Wilson (The Orchard/SheSaid.So Mamas, Director of Global Artist Marketing, UK)
Scott Bourne (Ram Records, Label Director/Artist Manager, UK)
Sebastian Cochinescu (SoundFeed, Co-Founder & Chief Blockchain Officer, Romania)
Seth Combs (Beat Fever, CMO, USA)
Tim Heineke (I am POP, Founder, Netherlands)
Tom Middleton (Sound Architect/Designer, Psychoacoustic R&D, UK)

When the daytime events of IMS have finished on the Friday, we will all head over to Dalt Vila in Ibiza Town for the after party! See ya there!

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