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NTIA Summit Unites Night Time Economy Leaders From Around the World.

A Greener Festival are delighted to be joining the NTIA Summit to lead discussions on sustainability within the night time economy, focusing on changing attitudes to the environment, customer behaviours and achieving net zero.

Taking place at Bristol Beacon from the 7th & 8th April 2022 the NTIA summit will bring together some of the leading lights in night time economy from around the world, including Michael Rodriguez (NSW 24hr Commissioner), Ariel Palitz (NYC Nightlife Advisor), Mirik Milan (Vibe Lab/ Former Night Czar Amsterdam), Sacha Lord (Greater Manchester Night Time Economy Advisor), Amy Lame (London night Czar), Carly Heath (Bristol Night Time Economy Advisor) and Lutz Leichsenring (Vibe Lab/United We Stream). International counterparts across the world have become a huge part of the global night time economy network and the sharing of best practices and experiences within different countries has helped galvanize the community worldwide.

The tragedies of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa has placed a huge focus on the safety of women at night, alongside the increase in spiking incidents from October 2021 the sector had to re-evaluate its current duty of care strategy.  The industry worked tirelessly with key stakeholders and campaigners to understand the challenges, and the subsequent inquiry by the home affairs committee has seen the start of some fundamental changes. Resident Advisor, NTIA Woman at Night Taskforce, Bristol Nights and Lady of the House will be hosting a range of panels on safe spaces, consumer confidence and empowerment alongside some key training workshops on vulnerability for businesses and operators .

Clara Cullen from Music Venue Trust will be hosting a panel on the importance of grassroots music venues Tristan Hunt from the Association for Electronic Music hosting panel on the economic, cultural and community value of electronic music, both hugely important topics given the impact of this crisis on counter culture and emerging talent. Panelists include Yousef (Circus) Josh Robinson (Hospitality) Maria May (CAA) Silvia Montello.

Says NTIA CEO Michael Kill
“At this point we felt it vitally important that we benchmark this moment with a summit, where our community can come together, some to meet for the first time outside of there virtual realm, an opportunity for operators, regulators, creators, entrepreneurs to come together and share, learn and build a stronger, more resilient industry for the future.”

“Our focus over the coming months is about generating positive messaging to enhance consumer confidence with a clear focus on recovery. The budget on the 23rd March will set the tone, and will be the fundamental basis for future planning across the sector, so must include extensions to key reliefs around VAT & Business Rates to allow businesses to bounce back from the pandemic.”

The two day event will include over 100 speakers with panels and workshops featuring innovators and entrepreneurs from across the sector.

In conjunction with Business Keeps on Dancing the event will also be hosting spotlight interviews with Philip Kolvin QC (Licensing Barrister) Mikey Dread (Channel One Sound System) Gok Kwan (DJ & Fashion Guru) Graeme Park (DJ / Hacienda) Figen Murray (Martyns Law/Protect Duty Campaigner) Yousef (Circus / First Dance) Simon Dunmore (Defected). 

More speakers and panel topics will be announced soon

This journey starts on the 7th & 8th April 2022 at Bristol Beacon in conjunction with Bristol City Council & Bristol Nights

Find out more here
Tickets are available here.