International and Asian music business heavyweights will gather in Hong Kong from May 10 and 11 for the inaugural Music Matters Conference.

International and Asian music business heavyweights will gather in Hong Kong from May 10 and 11 for the inaugural Music Matters Conference.

The summit, which will be held at Hong Kong's Four Seasons Hotel, is supported by the four major international record companies and trade body the IFPI.

Topics to be discussed at the two-day event include new and emerging technologies, music to mobile, and the new role of media in breaking new talent.

Guest speakers includes IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy, EMI Music South East Asia president/COO Paul Robinson, Sony BMG Music Entertainment senior VP Kelvin Wadsworth, Universal Music South East Asia president Harry Hui, and Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford.

"I believe that Music Matters is an excellent chance for industry leaders to come together to collectively harness the potential from discussing all the essential and critical issues," said Hui in a statement issued today (Feb. 8).

Further information about the conference is available at the Web site www.musicmattersasia.com.