Amsterdam Night Mayor Summit – A serious playground –

Unique conference on the economic and cultural impact of the nightlife

At the invitation of Amsterdam’s night mayor Mirik Milan, night mayors from across the world will gather in ‘his’ city for the first ever Night Mayor Summit. This event is an international conference on the cultural and economic value of late night culture. The Night Mayor Summit will be on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April in de Marktkantine. In the weekend right after the EU Capitals Mayors’ Meeting (21 April) due to the Dutch presidency of the council of European Union.

Nightlife is the driving force of fashion, culture, music and trends. It’s importance for the image and branding of a city is clear. A vibrant nightlife is one of the key indicators of quality of life and of the economic business climate.

The Night Mayor Summit is a two-day event where night mayors, civil servants, entrepreneurs, the creative industries and research institutions will all connect. During the entire conference there are five main themes: Night Time Economy, Public health & Politics, Redefining Urban Spaces, Mobility en Road to Night Mayor.

The program features i.a. inspiring keynotes from Duncan Stutterheim (ID&T/SFX) and frontman of Club Commission Berlin Lutz Leichsenring. Also a direct connection is made with the daytime, Carolien Gehrels (Arcadis) en the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan will both speak at the conference.

Expert sessions will be held with speakers from organisations like: IAmsterdam, NDSM-Werf, Enter the Void (DE), Amsterdam Dance Event, Pakhuis de Zwijger, NTIA (UK), TodaysArt, Museumnacht, GCN (CH) Urban Resort, Jellinek, PartyPlus (CH), NewNet (EU). Night Mayors from Paris, Toulouse, Zurich, Nijmegen and Groningen will attend the event. Amsterdam is at the forefront when it comes to innovating the night and strongly believes in the exchange of experience and knowledge between cities regarding night matters. Art, culture, creative industry, diversity, safety, public health and mobility, all topics that will be discussed during this unique conference.

The summit is developed for who have a professional interest in the night. Tickets are now on sale. For quick deciders there is a limited number of early bird tickets available.

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