Paul Oakenfold, Eric Zho, Eelko van Kooten to Speak at Inaugural IMS China

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Paul Oakenfold performs during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Paul Oakenfold, founder and CEO of A2Live and STORM Festival Eric Zho and Spinnin Records CEO Eelko van Kooten are among the guest speakers scheduled for the first ever IMS China in Shanghai, International Music Summit has announced. 

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Tiësto's manager Andrew Goldstone and Above & Beyond's manager James Grant will also speak at the Oct. 2 event, which has now released its full speaker list and schedule, bringing together artists, label leaders, promoters and business and brand leaders from across the electronic music industry.

Subjects of conversation include "the Great Firewall of China," brand potential and possibilities in China and a promoter panel. IMS will also deliver a business report specifically detailing potential in China's electronic music industry. 

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IMS China's inaugural theme is "Awakening the Dragon," celebrating the host country's culture and the opportunity that exists there. It will be held Oct. 2 at Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai. See the full schedule below. 

IMS China Schedule:

10.00-10.05 IMS China: Introduction
Presented by IMS Partners (Ben Turner, Eric Zho and Paul Oakenfold).

10.05-10.20 IMS Business Report: China
Presented by Kevin Watson (Video Skype).
10.20-10.35 Keynote Introduction  
Eric Zho (Founder, CEO, A2LiVE/ STORM Festival, China)

10.40-11.35 AFEM: Association for Electronic Music presents… 
Andrew Goldstone (Artist Manager for Tiesto, Red Light Management, USA) 
Eric Zho (Founder, CEO, A2LiVE/ STORM Festival, China)
James Grant (Artist Manager for Above & Beyond, Involved Management, UK) 
Matt Rodriguez (VP West Coast, AM Only, Agent for Above & Beyond, USA)
Robb Harker (CEO, Supermodified Agency, Canada) 
Moderator: Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK)
Briefing: As China opens up to be the new big market for Electronic Music,  the Association for Electronic Music talks with key players from the UK, Europe and beyond,  discussing what can mistakes can be avoided and what opportunities can be taken.

11.40-12.40 The Great Firewall of China
AJ (Vice Director of Channel Operations, Kiss FM, China)
Domenico Ruggeri (General Manager, IMS, Australia)
Emily Hou (Senior Manager / Bookings, Storm, China)
Eelko van Kooten (CEO, Spinnin Records, Netherlands)
Greg Consiglio (CEO, Beatport, USA)
Moderator:  Kurosh Nasseri (Attorney, USA)
Briefing: How does the Chinese electronic culture communicate internally and externally. What are the challenges and opportunities? IMS looks into the great mystery surrounding the Great Firewall of China.
12.45-13.00 Keynote Speech
Maggie Huang (President of Entertainment & TMT Divison, Fosun Group, China)
Briefing: Fosun are investing heavily into the entertainment and nightlife culture of China. Fosun’s President of Entertainment will share their vision which is attracting attention worldwide.

13.00-14.00 Networking Lunch Buffet lunch option available

14.00-15.00 Events in China
Eddie Dean (Director, Pacha Macau & Pacha NYC, USA)
Gaby Endo (Artist, HK/Brazil)
Irene Yang  (Co-founder, Midi Shanghai and E midi, China)
Jason Swamy (HK promoter, DWYL, Wonderfruit, HK)
Moderator: Ben Turner (Founder, IMS / AFEM / Graphite, UK)
Briefing: IMS looks at the leading promoters in the region – what is the market, risks and obstacles, what is the potential for growth.

15.05-16.05 Brands In China 
Andrew Bull (Director / Promoter, Shine Communications, China)
Clarissa Pantoja (Global Music Director, AB-Inbev, Global)
Marc Vincent (President Global Sales of K- Array / Former President Sennheiser, China)
Noel Lee (CEO, Founder, Monster Cable, Global)
Moderator: Mark Lawrence (CEO, Association for Electronic Music, UK)
Briefing: IMS looks at the leading promoters in the region – what is the market, risks and obstacles, what is the potential for growth, and how important is this market to some of the world’s leading consumer brands.

16.00-17.00 Keynote Interview – Discovering China
Paul Oakenfold (Artist, UK)
Interviewed by Valerie Lee (Content Manager, IMS, USA)