IMS party at Dalt Vila 2014

What better way to kick off Ibiza season than with a closer look at the industry that makes the island tick? International Music Summit, which will run from May 20 to 22 is the dance music industry’s most important summit of the year, with talks from the power players in the electronic music world and parties with some of the scene’s most celebrated talent.

Started in 2007 to “inspire debate, discuss and help implement change in electronic music” IMS is known as the ‘TED of music conferences’. This year will see topics such as the role of drugs in the electronic music industry and buying success in electronic music tackled by DJ B Traits, Beatport and Coda, and talks by industry leaders such as Alexander Ljung from Soundcloud and Henry Village of Black Butter records.

It’d be no fun heading to Ibiza to broaden our minds if we couldn’t lose them later. Our friends and music editors at Juicebox, Adam Callan and Becky Tong, will be taking their London-based night to Ibiza for one night only on May 20. The official IMS Ibiza parties at Dalt Vila will see legends such as Pete Tong and Luciano playing alongside pioneers Rudimental and Kidnap Kid.

All month we’ve been gearing up to Ibiza Opening Weekend with our Ibiza guide on where to stay, what to eat and what to pack. As the unofficial precursor to one of the biggest weekends of the year, IMS is the best way for electronic music aficionados to start the summer season on the right foot.

Es Vive rooftop Ibiza
Es Vive rooftop

Sleep at Hotel Es Vive, the closest boutique hotel to the summit with a killer roof terrace.

Start your day with a morning yoga workout on their terrace.

Get your morning fix at the island’s best smoothie spot Passion

Catch the first rays of the day listening to this poolside playlist by Blonde.

Frizz Ease not doing the trick? Get your hair done at Blowout Ibiza.

Plan ahead with the IMS timetable and download the IMS app.

Book in advance for the Gala Dinner and Dalt Vila events

Remember your business cards and keep your head – this is a networking event and not Pacha circa 5AM.

Dine at Es Vive’s art deco restaurant before heading out.

Retox for the night ahead with this SUITCASE playlist by Richy Ahmed.

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