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Keynote Speakers during IMS Ibiza 2017. Ibiza, Spain. 2018 - Credits : International Music Summit

IMS Ibiza 2019 will see a new collaboration with the leading industry female empowerment organisation SHESAID.SO for its 12th edition next May 22-24th 2019.

As International Music Summit (IMS) continues to identify areas where positive transformation can occur, encouraging debate and proactively working towards change, the premier platform for business, culture and education in global electronic music is proud to announce its collaboration with the leading female empowerment organisation in the music industry SHESAID.SO.

 

IMS Ibiza 2019 dates

On May 22-24th 2019, IMS Ibiza 2019 will be presented at Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza and co-curated by the shesaid.so organisation including a 50% discount offered to all shesaid.so members who are attending the summit for the first time.

 

Creating an environment that supports collaboration, creativity and positive values

“ IMS has been on a journey of self-discovery in recent years and we feel ready to focus our event and its curation around striving for inclusivity in as many areas as possible. This is our third year working with Andreea and the shesaid.so organisation, and it really feels natural and unforced to share ideas and ideology with her team.

It feels like our hearts and minds changed a few years ago but not enough action was being taken and IMS must lead by example. We can’t hide that IMS was created originally by six white males, but we can change everything else around us to promote the best in the industry from across professions.

IMS Ibiza 2019 is more open to collaborating than ever before and I personally hope we can encourage more women to speak, attend, perform and help shape the industry they love. ”

– Ben Turner, IMS co-founder

 

IMS and shesaid.so share the same key ideology and vision: creating an environment that supports collaboration, creativity and positive values. What are the key objectives of this partnership? To break down gender stereotypes whilst promoting and increasing the profile of women who are making an impact in the industry. The two organisations will work together to strive towards gender parity at IMS Ibiza 2019 and are willing to help the electronic music industry examine inclusivity and encourage its movement to a more balanced sector.

“ We are excited to renew our partnership with IMS this year as a programming co-host. This gives us a greater opportunity to create more visibility for women and other marginalized communities in electronic music and beyond at one of the most forward-thinking music conferences in the business.

Our relationship with Ben Turner and IMS exemplifies the shesaid.so collaborative ethos – to constructively work together to address the gender gap where necessary and propose solutions for the industry to adopt further.

IMS has positioned itself at the forefront of innovation in electronic music and we are thrilled to augment the experience with our programming ideas. ”

– Andreea Magdalina, shesaid.so founder

 

Assembly industry leaders to inspire and be inspired

International Music Summit will assembly industry leaders and artists from the international electronic music sector and beyond to inspire and be inspired. Special focus on health & wellness for mind and body with daily yoga sessions offered to all delegates along with the return of new wellness retreat Remedy State presents ARETÉ.

IMS Ibiza 2019 delegates will still be able to experience a carefully curated three-day summit including inspiring keynotes and workshops, powerful networking sessions, Ibiza opening parties, the IMS Legends Dinner and the annual IMS Dalt Vila 2019 closing finale.

IMS Ibiza delegates can once again choose their summit experience from three tailored badge tiers as well as special discounts for students, under 25’s and Ibiza residents are also available providing full summit access as well as entrance to selected Ibiza clubs and opening parties over the duration of IMS week. Created by Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto, Pete Tong & Simeon Friend, find all the informations about International Music Summit at www.internationalmusicsummit.com.

Alexandre Trochut is the founder & CEO of Soundlr. Former COO of Radio FG USA, he has also founded Time To Care™, a non-profit initiative launched to raise public awareness of major issues related to mental and behavioral disorders resulting from pressure, anxiety or stress experienced by electronic music artists.

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