IMS Conference Returns to China with Expanded 2016 Event

IMS China 2015
Rob Schwartz

IMS China

The International Music Summit will return to Shanghai this year with an expanded, two-day conference, organizers have announced.

IMS Asia-Pacific will take place Sept. 28–29, capping another busy year of international summits which will include IMS Engage in Los Angeles and the flagship IMS Ibiza.

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The Shanghai event is partnered with Budweiser Storm Festival and follows last year’s IMS China, billed as the first electronic music conference to take place in the country. The summit first tested the waters of the Asian dance music business in 2014 with a Singapore leg. 

Last year’s Oct. 2-4 confab hosted 27 panelists, more than 180 delegates, with 17 countries represented, taking part in four panels and four keynote presentations, offering ideas on how to penetrate the notoriously difficult Chinese market. Its festival element drew roughly 17,000 daily attendees and was headlined by Flo Rida, Skrillex, Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Blasterjaxx and Paul Oakenfold.

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IMGS Engage will be held April 21 at W Hollywood, California and IMS Ibiza will be staged May 25 – 27 at Hard Rock Hotel.

For more information visit the IMS website



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