Armin Van Buuren Confirmed On The Second EMC Speaker Bill

11 October 2013 | 7:05 pm | Staff Writer

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Armin Van Buuren and a range of industry professionals have been confirmed as speakers for the Electronic Music Conference (EMC), the second line-up announced today.

Held at Sydney's Carriageworks in December, the annual Asia-Pacific, dance music industry event is held over three days and will feature speeches from owner of Blood Company and Skrillex's manager Tim Smith, founder and CEO of theAudience Oliver Luckett, Head of Contemporary Music at the Sydney Opera House Ben Marshall, Dutch trance music producer Armin Van Buuren and more.

They join the already huge first lineup of speakers announced last month, including Ferry CorstenTommy Trash, Stereosonic's Richie McNeill and Big Day Out's Adam Zammit.

Moving to the bigger home of Carriageworks this year, including a 1,000 seat main room, the event will take place Monday 2 December to Wednesday 4 December and is apart of ARIA Week, a Sydney-based celebration of Aussie music leading towards the ARIA Awards.

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Additionally, EMC has achieved some major support from the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency and usual partners Pioneer DJ demonstrating their new products at the conference.

The full second announcement of speakers is as follows.

Armin Van Buuren, artist
Oliver Luckett, founder/CEO - theAudience
Tim Smith, founder/CEO - Blood Company
Clark Warner, Executive Creative Director - Beatport
Ben Marshall, Head of Contemporary Music - Sydney Opera House
Flic Russell, Music Director - Potato Head (Bali, Indonesia)
Nao Kiyota, Ministry of Sound and Sushi Records (Osaka, Japan)
Priya Dewan, Feedback Director (Singapore)
Will Sparks, artist
John Course, artist/founder - Vicious Records
Tim Hardaker, Head of Integration - Sound Alliance
Nathan McLay, founder - Future Classic
Simon Coffey, Director - Q-Dance Australia
Nick Thayer, artist
Timmy Trumpet, artist
Steve Pillemer, Your Shot
Harley Evans, CEO - Moshtix
Jake Udell, Co-Founder - Th3rd Brain Management
Joel Fletcher, artist
Murat Kilic, The Spice Cellar
Orkestrated, artist
Chad Gillard, Future Classic
Mobin Master, artist
Sam Koroktov, Your Shot

Student admission is $299 with an early-bird offer priced at $329 and ends Thursday 31 October.