Night Time Economy Summit forges a 360-degree approach to saving nightlife

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Taking place on the 9th and 10th of February, VibeLab and the NTIA present the London-based conference. Bringing together key stakeholders from the UK and internationally to discuss best practices, historical and present challenges, and future considerations for the nighttime industries. 

The speakers at the conference will include an exclusive live interview with cult figure and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, who will discuss the music scene’s impact on his career.

As well as panel discussions with London’s Night Czar Amy Lamé, Laia Gasch; Director of the World Cities Culture Forum, Megane Quashie DJ Megatronic, Independent Music Professional & Creative Director, Jane Slingo, Director EMC Australia; Jamie Njoku Goodwin, CEO of UK Music, Suzanne Bull MBE, CEO of Attitude is Everything and Katy Porter CEO of The Loop, as well as many more.

Exploring technological developments and sustainability models in the industry and reflecting on the importance of awareness and education. The panels will include perspectives from local authorities, DJs, promotors, and successful individuals from creative industries.  The conference aims to communicate with decision-makers and help to forge a “360-degree” approach whereby legislators, the police, local planning authorities, and residents are all part of the national and local discussion to help to improve nighttime business, culture and creativity continually.

VibeLab has curated three-panel symposia on Thursday 9th. If you are interested in attending and winning complimentary tickets to the event, follow VibeLab on Instagram and stay tuned next week to enter the competition!

Thursday 9th Highlights

Measuring the Night: Data as a tool for innovation 

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm 

The topic will focus on how data is more critical in today’s nighttime economy and music sector. The ability to predict the future makes companies more resilient, and city planning becomes user-centric. Join this group of specialists to hear what’s new in the world of data science and forthcoming trends. Speakers Laia Gasch, UK, and Richard Anderson, UK, are confirmed to participate, and Lutz Leichsenring will moderate the discussion. NTIA will announce more speakers soon!

Safer work environments: Practical perspectives

3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

Diana Raiselis will moderate the panel focused on creating a safe work environment. Our panellists Jane Slingo (Australia), Megane Quashie, (UAE), and Tereza Patočková (Czech Republic ) have developed strategies that structure social contact between employers, workers and visitors.  How do we influence a culture change in power structures in our companies and on dance floors? Get hands-on advice that can directly integrate into your own business or organisation.   

Nighttime resilience: A collaborative approach 

4.30 pm – 5.15 pm

Forecasts tell us that we need to prepare for an era where rising costs will impact hospitality operators and cultural producers. Partnerships have become increasingly crucial for a healthy artistic, creative hospitality industry. Joining this panel on resilience through partnerships we have Georgia McDonnell Adams, France, Jorge Sanza, Spain, Inês Henriques, Portugal and Tom Sweet, from the UK. The panel will be moderated by Mirik Milan.

Friday Highlights: 

Irvine Welsh will join the NTIA Night Time Economy Summit on Friday 10th February for an exclusive Keynote in collaboration with Resident Advisor for their RA Exchange series.

Welsh has written many plays and screenplays and directed several short films but is best known for his 1993 novel Trainspotting. The lively discussion will highlight 30 Years from Trainspotting and Welsh’s view on the current electronic music, club culture, and politics.

“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to speak to Irvine after his groundbreaking novel was brought to film almost 30 years ago, with such a raw and gritty view of life in the mid-’80s, challenging so many issues, some of which still exist today. The interview will discuss his take on the current crisis, club culture, electronic dance music, political frustrations and the changes he has seen through his creative lens.”

NTIA CEO Michael Kill

The Night Time Economy Conference is the first in the UK. It brought together over 600 delegates in its first event in Bristol, with over 800 representatives expected in the capital this year.

Additional Panelists and Speakers for 2023 include: 

Harvey Goldsmith CBE / Sacha Lord / Mirik Milan / Claire ONeill / Silvia Montello / Lawrence Barton / Duncan King / Ali Turnham / Philip Kolvin KC / Rob Masterson / Mustard Media / Ben Newby / Mike Grieve / Boyd Sleator / Katy Porter / Lutz Leichsenring / Jeordie Shenton / Sarah Clover / David Lucas / Graeme Park / Wes Sounders / Biff Mitchell / Turno / Chalie Tee / Laidlaw / Mila Falls / Steven Braines / Carly Heath / Yousef / Nikki Mc Neill / Jamie Njoku-Goodwin / Peter Heath / Yuri Doktor / David Boyle / Jon Collins / Dan Davies / Amy Lame / SIA / Home Office / NPCC / Mark Burtonwood / Professor Fiona Measham / Kim Beasley / Christine Osazuwa / Dave Fullerton / Suzanne Bull / Deborah Hewitt / Rick Stainton / Silvana Kill / The Loop / Institute of Licensing / DCMS / Pioneer / Adam Ficek / DJ Monitor / Arts Council / Carl Stevens / PRS Foundation / National Lottery etc

If you would like to win complimentary tickets, follow VibeLab on Instagram and stay tuned next week to enter the competition!