EMC & Mirik Milan Night Mayor announce line-up for Global Cities After Dark 2017

In partnership with Mirik Milan (Night Mayor Amsterdam), EMC today share the inaugural speaker line-up set to visit Global Cities After Dark – a one-day forum focused on global nighttime culture and economy - set to happen in Sydney on Tuesday 28 November. Details via the pic above.

Global Cities After Dark will together 150 delegates to hear from leading Night Time Culture and Economy specialists from around Australia and the world about the forces shaping our lives, cities and businesses. Global Cities After Dark is an invite-only forum for city planners, local and state government, artistic and cultural organisations and most importantly the nightly creative leaders.

Running from 9am – 7pm on Tuesday 28 November, the one-day initiative presents inspiring keynotes from five international guests; a group workshop geared towards city success mapping; a Sydney at Night panel featuring City of Sydney and Create NSW members; and expert sessions for attendees to hone in on specialised aspects of nighttime culture.

The purpose of the forum is to strengthen the global network of night culture specialists, exchange knowledge, experience and best practices between cities and regional areas, and to inspire more people about the economic benefits of thriving nightlife. From nation to city, to brand, city hall to the hotel, Global Cities After Dark unravels what makes first-class Night Time Economy, and what solutions we have at hand to counter some of the major challenges of today in nightlife.

Mirik Milan, Night Mayor Amsterdam said on Global Cities After Dark: “Being a part of Global Cities After Dark is like a dream come true because by sharing ideas for a safe and vibrant nightlife, it empowers bottom-up initiatives after dark that contribute and strengthen creative cities around the world. It will be one of the most innovative forums from a city planning perspective because global thought leaders will gather in Sydney to discuss what strategies can be put in place for creating liveable inclusive cities with high quality of life and culture for everyone.”

Global Cities After Dark is a three-year project, to be held in Sydney each November from 2017 to 2019. The inaugural event will build a global network of night-time culture specialists, approaching night-time culture and economy from a global and holistic perspective. Together with some the world’s most engaging minds, Global Cities After Dark offers an exchange of knowledge, best practices and insights, to create positive, thriving, safe and inclusive night-time culture for the most forward-thinking, culturally rich global cities of the future.


Adam Winstock, Global Drug Survey
Andee Frost, Animals Dancing
Andreina Seijas, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Anne Loxley, C3 West
Anne Malloch, City of Melbourne
Baby Guerrilla, Artist
Barrie Barton, Right Angle Studio
Brett Robinson, Icebergs Group
Chris Raine, Hello Sunday Morning
Clare Holland, FBi Radio
Declan Lee, Gelato Messina
Dr Caitlin Hughes, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre
Emily Collins, Music NSW
Glen Cassidy, Cake Wines
Helen Marcou, Bakehouse Studios / Save Live Australia Music (SLAM)
Jemma Cole, Soft Centre
Jess Scully, City of Sydney
Joel Edmondson, Q Music
Kate Becker, Office of Film & Music City of Seattle
Kees Dorst, UTS
Kevin Nuttall, Waterfield
Kirsty Rivers, Creative Victoria
Libby Harris, City of Sydney
Lutz Leichsenring, Berlin Clubcommission/The Creative Footprint
Marie-Louise Theile, James Street Initiative
Maurice Terzini, Icebergs Group
Mirik Milan, Night Mayor of Amsterdam
Sarah Barron, MCA
Simon Shaw, Capstone Collective
Tyson Koh, Keep Sydney Open

+ more to be announced