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IMS is back for an 11th edition this May with a huge program. We've already revealed the breath-taking lineup up for conference closer, Dalt Vila, and today we can reveal the first 69 speakers confirmed for this year.

Some of the most influential figures in the industry, including Deadmau5, Seth Troxler, Nastia and Bedouin will be joined buy the management teams behind Solomun, Armin Van Buuren and Black Code, agents from Coda and WME, representatives from Buring Man, Sõnar and BPM, plus A&R talent from XL Recordings and Toolroom.

Along with the music industry bigwigs, IMS will also host talks from leading visionaries in emerging areas and important topics in the scene including Blockchain, drug testing, sexual harassment and mental health.

And as if all that wasn't enough, our very own Rave Reviewer In Chief, Bradley Gunn Raver, will be doing a keynote interview on how he became Britain's biggest raver.


IMS will run from 23rd - 25th May at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza. Tickets & Info here.


Full list of speakers:


Amaru Da Costa (Black Coffee, African Manger, South Africa)

Andreea Magdalina (, Founder, USA)

Ashley Howard (PRS For Music, Dance Account Manager, UK)

Bedouin (Tamer Malki) (Artist, USA)

Benji Rogers (dotBlockchain Media, CEO & Co-Founder, USA)

Black Coffee (Artist, South Africa)

Blaise DeAngelo (Remedy State, Co-Founder, USA)

Bradley Gunn (Bradley Gunn Raver, UK)

Carl Loben (DJ Mag, Editor-in-Chief, UK)

Carly Wilford (SISTER Collective, DJ/Presenter & Creator, UK)

Caroline Simionesu-Marin (XL Recordings/New Gen, A&R Manager/Founder, UK)

Cherie Hu (Billboard/Forbes, Tech Columnist, USA)

Chris Johnson (mau5trap, Label COO, USA)

Chris Manning (The Orchard, Senior Director/International Operations, UK)

Craig Dimech (AKA Music, Co-Owner/Head of A&R, USA)

Dan Tait (Pioneer DJ, Editor – DJsounds, UK)

Daniel Schoeps (Solomun Manager, Under My Spell, Germany)

Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1 DJ, Nothing Else Matters, UK)

Darren James-Thomas (FMLY Agency, Director, UK)

Dave Lambert (Positiva, Head of A&R: 1993-1998, UK)

David Levy (WME, Partner, UK)

deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) (Artist, USA)

Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley (Burning Man Project, Communications Manager, USA)

Doumi Busturia (Woomoon/Storytellers, Founder, Spain)

Ed Karney (GRADE Management, Director, UK)

Enric Palau (Sónar Festival, Co-Director, Spain)

Fiona Measham (Durham University Professor of Criminology/The Loop Director, UK)

Georgia Taglietti (Sónar Festival, Head of Communications, Spain)

Grego O’Halloran (Hï Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Operations Manager, Spain)

Gustavo Pereira (NEOPOP/BPM Portugal, CEO/Director, Portugal)

Hannan Malik (NOWHERENEAR, Founder, UK)

Inder Phull (KRPT, Founder/CEO, UK)

Jaguar Bingham (Mixmag TV, Presenter, UK)

Jason Ellis (Positiva/Virgin Records, A&R Director: 2008-present, UK)

Jason Swamy (NetEase Fever, Co-Founder/Chief Architect, China)

Jay Gregory (Airpusher Collective, Co-Founder & Event Producer, USA)

Jenni Cochrane (AEI Group, Director of Culture & Partnerships, UK)

Jessica Capaz (Pacha Group, Artistic Director, Spain)

John Acquaviva (Plus Eight Equity Partners, Managing Partner, USA)

Jon Rundell (Artist, UK)

Jonathan Barnes (Pandora, Head of Label Licensing, USA)

Kate Hutchinson (The Guardian, Journalist, UK)

Kelly Money (Little Empire Music, Vice President, UK)

La Fleur (Artist, Sweden)

Lauren Pavan (GRM Daily, Chief Operating Officer, UK)

Lionel Marciano (Black Coffee, International Manager, USA)

Mark Knight (Artist, UK)

Mark Lawrence (AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, CEO, UK)

Mark Newton (Broadwick Live, Director, UK)

Matt Riley (AWAL, Senior Director, Creative, UK)

Matthew Ligotti (VaynerTalent, Videographer, USA)

Matthew Stuart (ATC Management, Artist Manager, UK)

Maximilien Jazani (Manswell Law Firm, Lawyer, France)

Maykel Piron (Armada Music, Co-Founder/CEO, Netherlands)

Mich Mellard (Sync Sync, Founder, UK)

Michael Addicott (Pandora, Manager of Curation, USA)

Mike Malak (Coda Agency, Agent, UK)

Nastia (Artist/DJ, Ukraine)

Nick Halkes (Positiva/EMI Dance, Founder/Managing Director:1993-1999, UK)

Paco Osuna (Artist, Spain)

Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1, Broadcaster, UK)

Rado Docheva (Demand Artists, Co-Owner, Italy-Bulgaria)

Seth Troxler (Artist, USA)

Shino Allen (Tsumi, Managing Director, UK)

Simon Hills (Axtone, Label & Artist Manager, UK)

Stuart Knight (Toolroom, Managing Director, UK)

Thomas Heyne (Scorpios Mykonos, Founder, Greece)

Thomas St John (Thomas St John, Director, Los Angeles)

Yann Pissenem (HÏ Ibiza/Ushuaïa Ibiza, Owner/Founder/CEO & Artistic Director, France)


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