What to expect from the Night Time Economy Summit

Promoters from across the country will descend on London’s E1 on the 9th and 10th of February. The event in question? The Night Time Economy Summit. It’s a two-day series of panels with some of the industry’s leading names. 

The Night Time Industries Association has set up the event, and it’s the follow-up to the first summit, which took place in Bristol in 2022. 

The summit promises to be an in-depth and informative two days. With insights, conversations and ideas covering subjects like data, sustainability and more, event promoters interested in building the future of nightlife should mark the dates in their calendar. 

We’ll have Skiddle representatives moderating panels and covering the event, but before it gets underway, we thought we’d give you a rundown on what to expect across the two days. 

Who are the Night Time Industries Association?

The NTIA was established in 2015. They’re a not-for-profit trade body put together to represent club nights, live music venues and businesses that trade from the hours of 6am to 6pm. 

Their work includes the Late Night Economy Report, the #LetUsDance campaign and support for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (AAPG), which published a report into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on nightlife and events.  

Alongside this, they work with think tanks and research groups to promote the industry around nightlife. The health and impact of the Night Time Economy on society as a whole are at the forefront of their operations, and they have an open dialogue with senior leaders and the UK government about these issues. 

What can we expect from the summit?

You’ll hear lots of talks about how the industry can continue to build the Night Time Economy. Kicking off the program is a talk from the keynote speaker Harvey Goldsmith CBE, a legendary promoter responsible for Live Aid, Live 8 and the production of Hans Zimmer’s first U.K. shows. 

Skiddle’s panel, titled ‘Skiddle: The National Promoter Society – A Stronger, Better Network For The Events Industry’, The summit sees Skiddle extend its partnership with the NTIA as they will be officially launching the National Promoter Society.

The NPS is made by promoters for promoters and will give much-needed support and representation to event organisers across the UK. Skiddle’s Duncan King will launch the National Promoter Society with a panel session on day 1 with promoters Hayley Squires, Sacha Lord, Jenni Cochrane and Pete Jordan talking about why a stronger, better network for the events industry is essential.

Elsewhere, Vibelab, a leading nightlife purpose agency, will deliver three panels in room 2. They’ll host talks on using data to innovate nightlife, safer working environments and community approaches to club nights.

shesaid.so, a community of women and gender non-conforming people from disciplines across the music industry will deliver a talk on sustainability through community building. Leading DJ equipment manufacturer Pioneer will discuss fair remuneration of music rights.

That’s just a few of the things happening on the first day. Grace Helm, Senior Brand Manager at Event Horizon, will head up a talk on challenging stigmas around mental health in the industry. DJ, producer and magazine editor Funk Butcher will lead ‘Elevating Black Voices In The Music Industry & Night Time Economy’, and Lyle Bignon will moderate a talk on accessing funding for the creative industries. The latter includes speakers from PRS Foundation, Arts Council and Help Musicians. 

The summit will also see the launches of the UK Night Time Economy Report and the UK Electronic Music Report. The latter is the first of its kind, designed to show the value of the electronic music scene economically and culturally. It will form part of a submission to the DCMS, which along with a broader piece of annual reporting, will allow the NTIA to evaluate the market movements of the counterculture.

Where can I get tickets?

We’ll be selling tickets for the summit. Head here to buy them. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive two free tickets, join over 300 promoters who have already signed up for the National Promoter Society here.

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