The International Music Summit (IMS) will be making its way to Asia-Pacific for the first time this year. The annual event held in Ibiza is scheduled to debut in Singapore Dec 11th, one day before the annual ZoukOut Festival. Pete Tong will be hosting the nine hour event at The W Singapore Sentosa Cove hotel with special guest speakers and key panels and an array of workshops, seminars, and tutorials. IMS is regarded as the premier platform for thought leaders in electronic music, the International Music Summit is where announcements for the season ahead are made and deals are confirmed. With talks by some of electronic dance music’s foremost DJs, their managers and owners of the most significant brands in dance music, it is a place for everyone who is anyone in the dance music industry – estimated in an IMS business report this year to be worth US$6.2 billion (S$7.9 billion) annually. The aim of IMS is to educate, inspire and motivate and is dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, electronic music – the artistry related to DJ-ing and all related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of summits and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of the genre to art and culture worldwide.