Held in association with Shesaid.so, International Music Summit has finalized its schedule of iconic guest speakers for the 9th edition of the Ibiza programme.

The forefront conversation at this year’s IMS Ibiza regards the issue of gender equality in electronic music. With all the panels now assembled and the latest additions confirmed, the discussion will bring together contributors all across electronic music. The panel will be a highlight of the event, promising a full and frank discussion; with keynote speakers taking part consisting of B. Traits, Media Nanny CEO José Woldring, Motive Unknown Director Lucy Blair, Senior Agent of CAA Maria May and prominent artist and label boss Nicole Moudaber.

Joining a lineup already full of prominent artists are Joseph Capriati and Kölsch. In the year that Capriati leaves Music On to join the Paradise party crew established by Jamie Jones, he talks to IMS about the issues facing the Italian club scene with recent drug deaths and forced closures.

IMS’s curator Ben Turner states:

We have a huge responsibility to reflect the industry we work in fairly and accurately. IMS has actually put this debate on the table more than most and I made a commitment late last year – to a number of women in our genre – that I would run this panel every year until the time comes when we don’t need to speak about it again. I hope that day comes soon for the right reasons. Thanks to the likes of Shesaid.so, people are addressing the situation positively and we hope that IMS can help amplify their platforms. We need to encourage more women into the genre, and into positions of seniority. Also, we somehow need to encourage those in positions of seniority to be prepared to use their voice more to help inspire the next generation.”

Full list of speakers includes:

Julien Temple (Film Director, UK)
Joseph Capriati (Artist, Italy)
Kölsch (Artist, Denmark)
Eelko Van Kooten (Spinnin’ Records, Holland)
Eric Zho (CEO, A2Live, China)
Shauna Slevin (Managing Director, Canopy Artists, USA )
Matthew Adell (CEO, MetaPop, USA)
Bob Barbiere (President & COO, Dubset Media Holdings, USA)
Jules Buckley (Conductor / Composer, Pete Tong’s Ibiza Prom, UK)
Jörg Mohaupt (Access Industries, UK)
Bobby Simms (Emoticast, France)
Ted Mico (Crowdmix, USA)
Nick Yates (Promoter, Paradise, UK)
Joshua Carr-Hilton (CEO, The District, Canada)
Sophie Crosby (Ticketmaster, UK)
Aurelien Dubois (Promoter / CEO, Surprize: Concrete & Weather Festival, France)
Tommy Vaudecrane (President, Paris Electronic Week, France)
Danny Desai (Digital Marketing Manager, Virgin EMI, UK)
Derren Sequeira (Entertainment Lead, Facebook, UK)
Sally Burtt-Jones (Content Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Viber, UK)
Gareth Williams (CEO, Liine / Skram, Germany)
Jamie Chalmers (Anglo Digital Management, UK)
Alex Rub (Label Manager, Outcross Records, France)
Antoine Buffard (CEO, Trax Magazine, France)
Craig McLean (Journalist, UK)
Grego O’Halloran (Director, Ibiza Spotlight, Spain)
Nick Decosemo (Mixmag, UK)
Noah Ball (Dimensions Festival, Croatia / UK)
Sophie Bloggs (Machine Management, UK)
Lucy Blair (Director of International Sales & Marketing at The Orchard, UK)


25-27 May | IMS Ibiza | Tickets | Hard Rock Hotel, Ibiza