The International Music Summit (IMS) is the premier platform of thought leadership in electronic music, fronted by music icon and industry leader Pete Tong.

After hosting international and local leaders in discussion last year, IMS Asia-Pacific is setting the stage for an even further expansion, as well as a deeper connection to unearthing the unique and valuable aspects of this region.

L-R: Giorgio Moroder and Pete Tong IMS Engage 2014, W Hollywood, LA
L-R: Giorgio Moroder & Pete Tong IMS Engage 2014, W Hollywood, LA

That’s right! IMS Asia-Pacific is returning to Sentosa Cove, Singapore. Last year’s edition saw an entourage of some of the world’s most influential people in the music business and esteemed dance music talents such as Steve Angello, Pete Tong, NERVO, Paul Oakenfold, Richie Hawtin, and more.


Now in its second year, Asia-Pacific is gearing up for a welcomed homecoming. After building momentum from its first year and the recent IMS China, IMS is bringing the Eastern industry into worldwide spotlight. IMS Asia-Pacific serves as the perfect platform to unite, discuss and collaborate as electronic music continues about the entire region.

It is also the final edition of IMS of the calendar year.


IMS co-founder Ben Turner comments, “The feedback from IMS Asia-Pacific year one was incredibly positive so we’re delighted to be returning to W Singapore – Sentosa Cove in December. After the success of the inaugural IMS China recently in Shanghai, we’re really putting a huge focus and emphasis on this region. However, IMS Asia- Pacific is about the whole AP market so a broader discussion will take place. High- level networking, inspiring content, and the chance to keep learning about this great landscape for the music we live and love.”

IMS has also announced that Pioneer DJ will continue the long-term partnership with IMS for the Asia-Pacific event. IMS is an essential part of how Pioneer DJ plugs in to the pulse of the industry, and is a powerful body in the IMS platform eco-system and a leading force both in the electronic music and technology industries.

W Hotels continues to be a partner of IMS after serving as the home of the first IMS Asia-Pacific last year. Additionally, W Hotels has also supported the summits in Ibiza and Los Angeles, continually supporting the electronic music industry with creative initiatives to inspire its guests.

Source: International Music Summit

Badges include access to all panels, a buffet lunch and the cocktail party. Early bird badges will be available at 110€ until 30th October, and regular badges will be available for 130€ until 20th November. Late badges will be available for 160€.

Purchase your IMS Asia-Pacific badge(s) here.

IMS and Beatport have also teamed up to offer a 50% Beatport Label Discount. One badge per label is valid. Email [email protected] for a discount code.


Through IMS, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is offering delegates special rates of SGD345 per night from the 9th-11th of December. For questions about extra nights and other information, please contact [email protected]


After IMS, celebrate and welcome the weekend with ZoukOut 2015, featuring artistes like Tiësto, Axwell Ingrosso, Nervo, Jamie Jones, Dixon, Deep Dish, Paul Oakenfold and many more. For delegates only, the festival is offering 20% off ZoukOut tickets, maximum one ticket per delegate, all purchases will be checked against your name.

More information on ZoukOut 2015 here.

We’ll leave you now with the official IMS Asia-Pacific 2014 recap video. Enjoy:

IMS Asia-Pacific is slated to happen in Singapore on 11th December. More information on this year’s speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on IMS Asia-Pacific, visit its official website.

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