IMPALA, the European Independent Music Companies Association in Brussels, celebrates it 15th anniversary! Helen Smith is IMPALA’s Executive Chair and Secretary-General, based in Brussels. Originally from Scotland, Helen manages the secretariat and drives the organisation's key strategies on a political, commercial and promotional level. She developed IMPALA’s award schemes to give independent labels and their artists an additional promotional tool. She also helped thousands of independent companies and artists make their collective voice heard in the European Courts when they won a landmark merger judgement. She also developed the IMPALA Action Plan for Music, the Action Plan for Finance, and more recently IMPALA’s Digital Action Plan to promote Europe’s Digital Single Market through culture. In an interview format, Helen will close Westway LAB'16 celebrating independent music. Happy birthday IMPALA; here's to another 15 years of great work!