RA will host two discussions during the four-day event, including a live Exchange with the founders of Circo Loco.
Held in the Gran Hotel, the four-day event shall feature talks, interviews, masterclasses and DJ sets from some of the most influential players on the island. On Wednesday, May 23rd, Mobilee's Ralf Kollmann and Shazam music manager (and RA scribe) Stephen Titmus join representatives from Weekend Club, Truelove and PRS for Music for a discussion titled "Where does all the money go?", followed by a panel hosted by RA's Grego O'Halloran on "The changing face of Ibiza", featuring Guy Gerber, the owner of Sankeys Ibiza, David Vincent, and former Pacha musical director Mark Netto among others.
Highlights on the Thursday include an interview with Nile Rodgers ("Part Two: Daft Punk and beyond") conducted by Pete Tong, a discussion on "Empowering Women in Music" with Francesca Lombardo and delegates from Def Mix, Kish Communications and Mixmag, and a live RA Exchange with Andrea and Antonio on "The story of Circo Loco & DC-10." There will also be keynote interviews with Fatboy Slim and actor Idris Elba.
Friday, May 25th, will round off the final day of conferences, featuring an interview with Jean Michel Jarre and "Question Time" with Sasha, promoter Rob Star and Beatport CEO Matthew Adell. The summit will officially end with a six-hour party at Dalt Villa, featuring the likes of Sven Väth, Maya Jane Coles and Solomun. IMS will coincide with opening week on the island, which will see Pacha, Ushuaïa, Space, Sankeys Ibiza and DC-10 all throw their inaugural parties of the season.
You can view the full IMS Ibiza 2013 schedule here.