Forum Highlights

Why Join This Forum

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend

  1. International and local case studies shared by prominent speakers who have played imperative roles in realizing Night Time Economy initiatives
  2. Proven best practices and practical insights on what Night Time Economies need to succeed and how they can be implemented cost-effectively
  3. Interactive, outcome-focused roundtable discussions and panels that aim to answer pressing questions and assist delegates in mapping out their Night Time Economy journeys
  4. An exclusive platform for industry experts to address major Night Time Economy challenges and share solutions covering the various aspects of cities after dark
  5. A valuable opportunity to engage and forge partnerships with thought leaders, business leaders, city council representatives and much more

Hot Topics to be Discussed

  • Global Success Story: Hong Kong’s Diversity in Night Economies
  • Actionable Strategies and Best Practices for a World-Class Night Economy
  • Sydney’s Night Economy Success With Economic and Cultural Masterplan
  • Revitalizing Small Cities Night Time Economy Strategies: Yarra, Wollongong and Newcastle
  • Cohesive Policies and Effective Regulation for Night Economies
  • Improving Diversity Mix of Night Time Economy Strategies
  • Incorporating Urban Design to Boost Night Time Economy
  • Efficient Traffic, Safety and Infrastructure for Any Night Economy
  • Canberra and Adelaide‘s Learning Lessons in Implementing Night Economy Strategy
  • Melbourne‘s Successful Night Time Economy Beyond Alcohol
  • Masterclass: City Planning and Design for Effective Night Time Economy

Pre-Forum Masterclass

30 April 2019: 9:00am – 5:00pm


Diversification Strategies to Building a Vibrant & Safe 24/7 Night Time Economy: Moving from Alcohol to Culture, Sports, Leisure and More


New York is no longer the only ‘city that never sleeps’. More and more urban centers are coming alive after dark, serving up a side of their unique identities you don’t see during the day: art and music, culinary delights, sports and exercise, shopping and much more. Building a 24/7 economy of this sort is vital in any city’s positioning as a vibrant, international hub – and calls for its own set of management policies, structures and strategies. Join us at this masterclass to find out more about what cities need to balance diversity of activity with the need for safety in their night time economies, and how ‘nightlife’ is more than bars and pubs – it’s literally about ‘living at night’.

City Planning and Design for
Night Time Economy: Building Vibrant Spaces After Dark


Although the concept of a thriving nightlife scene in cities is nothing new, maximizing the potential of these scenes is something else entirely. City authorities grapple with enterprise zoning, land use and other issues that hinder the development of fully-fledged 24/7 economies. With the right planning and design strategies, a city can catalyze a host of activities after dark that promote urban vitality and vibrancy without sacrificing community cohesion or investing huge amounts in new infrastructure. In this masterclass, you will learn more about identifying and repurposing good venues for night time economy applications, and how this helps reinvigorate stagnant parts of cities and stave off dereliction.