International Music Summit (IMS Ibiza Summit) returns for its 13th edition in April 2022 following a two-year hiatus. Possibly one of the first major global industry gatherings to take place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the summit will reunite the entire ecosystem of the genre for three-days of purposeful conversation, connection and celebration.
Co-presented by BBC Radio 1 broadcasters Pete Tong MBE and Jaguar, the summit will continue its pledge to highlight and focus on its core values to an industry emerging and re-building following the devastating impact of the global pandemic.
Adopting a no-panel policy for the first time in the history of the summit, the event will curate a series of keynotes, lectures, conversations, workshops and sessions with industry thought-leaders who will bring their knowledge and experience to analyse and identify best practice that the electronic music industry can adopt, rooted in the core values of IMS; sustainability, climate action, equality, innovation, collaboration, transparency, education, mental health and wellbeing.
Highlights of the summit include; a carefully crafted three-day content agenda; speed networking and official summit networking events; the IMS Legends Award dinner honouring an icon of the scene; free access to all delegates to the IMS wellness platform The Art of ARETÉ villa; daily yoga and breathwork; The IMS College x Point Blank Education Hub featuring workshops and masterclasses; the shesaid.so Safer Space presenting their own curated content and offering a creche facility to all delegates; the Bye Bye Plastic & EarthPercent Eco Lounge showcasing the latest in Green innovations; entry to opening parties and events across the island; the legendary IMS Dalt Vila seven-hour closing celebration in Ibiza Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
IMS co-founder Ben Turner states: “It is time for change, so we start here. The temporary switch-on was a strong indication that many of our industry had forgotten the many values discussed and debated during the lockdown, so expect IMS Ibiza Summit to take the conversation forwards again as we go In Pursuit of Purpose. We’re removing the multi-person panels to allow bigger amplification of thinking from less dominant but equally as inspiring individuals - you will not hear the ‘panel’ word at IMS Ibiza Summit 2022! We can’t wait to help open the Ibiza season alongside our fellow club owners and operators on the island.”
IMS Ibiza Summit’s new co-host Jaguar says: “Co-hosting IMS Ibiza Summit 2022 with the legend Pete Tong is truly a dream come true. I’ve learnt so much from attending the summit over the years and I feel so strongly about bringing through the next wave of electronic artists and opening doors for my generation. I’m excited to head up forward-thinking conversations and inspire and get to know new artists.”
Badges to the summit are available to purchase now via the IMS website.