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20 Years of Armada Music: How to Stay Relevant

Armin van Buuren (DJ/Producer, Armada Music), Maykel Piron (CEO, Armada Music), Nadine van Bodegraven (COO, Beat Music Fund)
Moderator: Renske van Kollenburg (Dance Music Journalist, Radio Host, DJ and Presenter)

As Amsterdam-, New York- and London- based independent label Armada Music celebrates 20 years in dance music, this is your chance to gain unparalleled insights into how the biggest independent dance label in the world has navigated rapid growth, embraced innovation and stayed ahead of the curve across two decades.
Learn how to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving industry with co-founders Armin van Buuren and Maykel Piron (also CEO), and Nadine van Bodegraven, COO of BEAT Music Fund, the first dance music investment company founded by Armada Music.

Whether you're a seasoned industry professional or an emerging talent, this session promises tools, strategies and insights to future-proof a career in dance music.

Felix Meritis

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ADE PRO

Join us at the Felix Meritis for the full ADE Pro programme. The conference is set to be extended by an additional day, taking place from ADE Wednesday to Saturday. Just down the road the prestigious Andaz Amsterdam by Hyatt Hotels is transformed to a buzzing network & business hub from Wednesday to Friday.

ADE LAB

ADE Lab returns with a four-day programme from ADE Wednesday to Saturday at the Brakke grond and many more venues around the Amsterdam Nes area.

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PRO Registration Desk at Felix Meritis
Tue 17 October: 16:00 to 20:00
Wed 18 October: 09:00 to 20:00
Thu 19 October: 09:30 to 20:00
Fri 20 October: 08:30 to 20:00
Sat 21 October: 10:00 to 20:00
CLOSED ON SUNDAY

PRO Registration Desk at I Amsterdam Store - Central Station
Tue 17 October: 14:00 to 19:00
Wed 18 October: 09:30 to 19:00
Thu 19 October: 09:30 to 19:00
Fri 20 October: 09:30 to 18:00
Sat 21 October 09:30 to 18:00
Sun 22 October 12:00 to 17:00

PRO Evening Registration Desk at Het Groene Paleis
Wed 18 October: 18:00 to 22:00
Thu 19 October: 18:00 to 21:00
Fri 20 October: 18:00 to 21:00
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