The future for London’s night-time economy

Date:
27 Jun 2017
Location:
Central London
URL:
http://www.policyforumforlondon.co.uk/

Overview

This conference will focus on the future for London’s night time economy.

The discussion is timed as the London Night CzarAmy Lamé - a keynote speaker at this conference - develops a vision for London as a 24-hour city, in conjunction with the Night Time Commission. 

Also delivering a keynote address is Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Chair, Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 - with the Committee reporting on the flexibility, effectiveness and principles of the Act, including ensuring public safety, protecting children and preventing crime, disorder and public nuisance.

The seminar will also be informed by further key policy developments affecting the Capital’s night-time industries - such as the long-term review of the London Plan and the development of Night-Time Economy Supplementary Planning Guidance, expected to be published in the summer.

The agenda looks at:

  • The future growth of London’s night-time economy - setting out a vision for London;
  • Planning, licensing and challenges for ensuring town centres flourish within the Capital;
  • The impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on night-time economies in the UK;
  • A city case study on licensing, reputation, and reducing disruption; and
  • Supporting the night-time industries in London: infrastructure, access to culture and opportunities to increase revenue.

We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Amy Lamé, Night Czar, Greater London Authority and Baroness McIntosh of Pickering, Chair, Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003.

Further confirmed speakers include: Julie Chappell, Chief Digital Officer, London & Partners; Marcus Davey, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Roundhouse; Ellie Evans, Partner, Volterra Partners; Lisa Lavia, Managing Director, Noise Abatement Society; Ros Morgan, Chief Executive, Heart of London Business Alliance; Kate Nicholls, Chief Executive, The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers; Councillor Asima Shaikh, Executive Member for Economic Development, Islington Council and Neil Thurlow, Community Safety Manager, London Borough of Merton.

Lord Lee of Trafford, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tourism, Leisure and the Hospitality Industry and Chairman, Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.

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