Conference season is truly hotting up and this week we are managing two global conferences, the first commencing the morning and running across five days, with 25 speaker sessions, breakout rooms, networking sessions and panel discussions. The event has attracted hundreds of professional delegates looking to explore and unpick the hottest topics and biggest questions in their field.
Alan D Miller, Chairman of the recently formed Night Time Industries Association – which brings together bar operators, gig venue owners and especially club promoters and DJ representatives – used a keynote at the Brighton Music Conference this weekend to caution against new regulations and regulatory practices that could hinder the future of what is otherwise a booming sector – ie night time entertainment.
Miller, who experienced his own issues with a local authority as owner of the Vibe Bar in East London, said: “We have seen that, despite fears ten years ago that 24 hour licensing would lead to crime and disorder, a new report from the Institute Of Economic Affairs demonstrates that crime has decreased and late night licensing has spread the offering available and contributed to a better environment for leisure, entertainment and our cities. This is a time to celebrate – not to regulate”.
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