The Winter Music Conference may soon have competition. Announced last week, Insomniac, the promoters behind Electric Daisy Carnival, is introducing EDMbiz. A conference geared toward industry professionals, EDMbiz is scheduled the same week as the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Scheduled from June 5 to 7, the conference falls before the music festival.

Held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, EDMbiz brings together professionals and industry leaders with up-and-comers and interested businesses and has the goal of forwarding electronic music and increasing its credibility. The event will feature discussions and debates on relevant topics, panelists, and keynote speakers. Director of KCRW-FM and host of Morning Becomes Eclectic, Jason Bentley is hosting the conference.

About the event, Bentley said in a statement: “As electronic dance music reaches new heights of popularity and influence in 2012, EDMbiz has been conceived as a key forum for business development in the community. The EDM lifestyle touches all corners of pop culture today and by creating a smart and effective conference just ahead of the single largest electronic dance music festival in North America, EDMbiz is uniquely positioned to be an essential crossroads for new ideas and opportunities.”

Part of the itinerary for the event is already up on the website. Additionally, the list of speakers and panelists has already been released, and includes:

Matt Adell, CEO, Beatport
Steve Angello, Swedish House Mafia
Jason Bentley, host, KCRW
Richard Bishop, partner, Red Light Management Electronic Division
Eddie Dean, president, Pacha
Andrew Dreskin, founder and CEO, Ticketfly
Donnie Estopinal, CEO, Disco Donnie Presents
Chuck Flask, Paxahau
Marc Geiger, head of music, William Morris Endeavor
Alexis Giles, new business development principal, Google
Daniel Glass, founder and president, Glassnote Entertainment
Seth Goldstein, co-founder and chairman,
Marian Goodell, co-owner and producer, Burning Man
Steve Goodgold, agent, Windish Agency
Oscar Goodman, former Mayor of Las Vegas, host committee chairman, LVCVA
Alexandra Greenberg, vice president, Mitch Schneider Organization
Craig Kallman, chairman and CEO, Atlantic Records
Kaskade, artist
Stephanie LaFera, president and COO, Atom Empire
Mike McGinley, COO, CitizenNet
Paul Morris, founder and CEO, AM Only
Skip Paige, senior vice president, Goldenvoice/Coachella
Matt Rodriguez, agent, AM Only
Ian Rogers, CEO, TopSpin Media
Raymond Roker, co-founder and publisher, URB Magazine and
Pasquale Rotella, CEO and founder, Insomniac
Michael Schneider, CEO, Mobile Roadie
Jason Strauss, managing partner, TAO Group
Joel Zimmerman, head of global electronic music, William Morris Endeavor