The International Music Summit returns to Shanghai, China, in 2017 to explore and enjoy the fastest-growing market in dance music and it’s bringing some bright industry leaders to offer illuminating discussion.
IMS Asia-Pacific announced its first round of speakers, which includes Axwell & Ingrosso to represent the artists’ voices. Joining the Swedish DJs on the roster are Andrew Goldstone, who famously managed Tiesto from 2013 to 2016 and recently launched the New York branch of Deckstar Management; Spinnin Records co-founder and CEO Eelko Van Kooten; Sony Music’s head of dance music Asia-Pacific Ryan Wilson; executive vice president global A&R and marketing for dance music at Warner Music Group, Bart Cools; and more.
Speakers will lead Q&As and panels, dissecting the big issues dance music faces in the expanding Asian region and around the globe.
“The Asia-Pacific region offers some of the biggest opportunities to the electronic music industry, yet is largely unknown for most who live and work outside of it,” IMS co-founder Pete Tong said in a statement. “We believe IMS Asia-Pacific is key to opening the doors to this growing market and we are delighted to host some of the most influential decision makers in the region as our first speakers, alongside their global counterparts. Our goal for IMS Asia-Pacific is to bring industry leaders from East and West together to build a dialogue, create connections, develop understanding and grow opportunities in a territory that hosts more than 60% of the world’s population.”
IMS Asia-Pacific comes to Shanghai, Sept. 21 to 22, coinciding and partnering with China’s largest dance music festival, Budweiser STORM Festival. Tickets are on sale now. Check the full list of speakers below and head to IMS online for more information.