The International Music Summit (IMS) is one of the most prestigious events in the world bringing together a wide variety of industry leaders to discuss everything from music, to technology, to finance, to arts and so much more. On Wednesday April 17th, the Ibiza summit will host its first one-day event in America at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. The day will consist of a series of un-moderated conversations with seven pairs of speakers, to address the growing influence and prominence of electronic music in America and beyond. Those speakers include Pete Tong, Ben Turner, Patrick Moxey, Russell Simmons, Amy Thompson, Troy Carter, Skrillex, Jeff Rosenthal, Pete Tong, Shelly Finkel, Matthew Adell, & Jason Lanier.

IMS partner Ben Turner states: "IMS Engage is about elevating the status and positioning of the genre – bringing together people from electronic music, and the associated industries and creative cultures that are reaching in. It will show how far the genre has come and how far it is capable of reaching out."

IMS ENGAGE - EVENT SCHEDULE

TUESDAY APRIL 16
19.00 W Hotels Worldwide Symmetry Live Performance by Foxes

WEDNESDAY APRIL 17
09.45-09.50 Welcome from Pete Tong & Ben Turner (IMS Partners)
09.50-10.00 Introduction from Bill Werde (Editorial Director, Billboard)

10.00-18.00 IMS Engage
Patrick Moxey in conversation with Russell Simmons
Amy Thomson (Manager, Swedish House Mafia) in conversation with Troy Carter (Manager, Lady Gaga)
Skrillex in conversation with Jeff Rosenthal (Summit Series)
Pete Tong in conversation with Shelly Finkel (SFX Entertainment)
Matthew Adell (Beatport) in conversation with Jaron Lanier (Author, You Are Not A Gadget / Who Owns The Future)
18.00-22.00 IMS Engage: Official Party in association with The Windish Agency