Organisers of the International Music Summit in Ibiza have revealed details of next year's event.
The 11th edition of the dance music conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel from May 23-25 and will examine issues including alleged sexual harassment within the genre. She Said.So, a network of women in the industry, will chair a talk intended to assess the impact of the issue specifically to electronic music, detect root causes and endeavour to reduce its existence within the industry with a series of recommendations.
New for 2018 is a three-day Wellness retreat, which will take place before the main IMS summit at a soon-to-be-revealed location. The new intimate event will be announced in full in January.
Panels will include 25 Years Of Positiva Records, which will feature the label's A&R directors through that period, Jason Ellis, Nick Halkes and Dave Lambert, who will look at how the role has evolved over the years. Elsewhere, the Association For Electronic Music will host a frank and open mental health discussion. There will also be a focus on the emerging dance scene in the Middle East.
IMS co-founder Ben Turner said: “Health Vs Hedonism was our most popular talk in 2017, and it put us on the path of delivering more in the Wellness area for delegates. It’s a topic that is marrying professionals of all ages and gender, and we’re excited to offer something unique to an industry that is in need of greater advice and direction. It also affects many of the issues in our space, and people’s behavioural patterns around it. We’re also proud to focus on Black Coffee, Sonar and Positiva for their contributions to our world – past, present and future.”
The event is also introducing a new tiered pricing structure, including special rates for under-25s and students.