In February 2023, the Night Time Industries Association commissioned the Night Time Economy Report to understand the economic and cultural significance of the night-time economy. The report highlighted the importance of supporting local businesses to rebuild following the negative economic impacts of the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. In light of this, local organisations must form robust partnerships with businesses and one another to successfully support and boost the night-time economy. Through sharing and engaging with best practice across the public and private sectors, staff can work to generate a successful and safe night-time economy.

  • The total number of night-time workers fell from 9.5 million in 2016 to 8.7 million in 2022, according to the Office for National Statistics
  • The night-time economy contributed £93.7 billion to the UK economy in 2021 according to the 2023 Night Time Economy Report
  • The cost-of-living crisis has meant that more than three quarters of people in the UK are going on fewer late nights out, according to Rekom UK

Join us at The Local Night-Time Economies Conference 2024to hear the latest policies and initiatives from experts across the public sector in driving improvements in the night-time economy. You will hear best practice case studies covering a range of key topics, including recruiting night-time staff, improving women’s safety, and licensing night-time businesses. You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from a range of sectors to share common challenges in working in partnership to drive improvements in the night-time economy.

Why Attend:
✓ Hear the latest national updates on policy and funding for the night-time economy
✓ Best practice strategies for improving safety measures within the night-time economy
✓ Hear exemplary case studies from a range of public sector organisations
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the public sector
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)

For more information, please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Professor Marion Roberts, Emeritus Professor of Urban Design, University of Westminster (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Boosting the Night-Time Economy: Sharing the Latest Guidance and Updates

    • Key findings from the Night-Time Economy Report 2023: insights into the contributions and successes of the night-time economy in the UK
    • Recommendations for sharing data and information across the sector to create safer night-time environments
    • Outlining support measures available to night-time businesses to ensure a financially beneficial setup
    • Guidance for supporting local night-time businesses to meet licensing and planning regulations

    Michael Kill, CEO, Night Time Industries Association (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: The Multi-Agency Approach: Working with Local Stakeholders to Develop an Effective Night-Time Strategy

    • Creating policies to effectively protect and enhance local cultural venues and their staff
    • Engaging with residents to prevent noise complaints and anti-social behaviour: key tips and strategies
    • Best practice guidance for improving inclusivity and accessibility for staff within the night-time economy
    • Collecting and sharing data on the night-time economy to measure the impact of improvement initiatives

    Shaun Bailey AM, Chairman of the Economy Committee, London Assembly (invited)

  • Question and Answers 

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Regulating the Night-Time Economy: Guidance for Implementing Effective Licensing Policies

    • Developing and updating licensing policies to ensure they meet the needs of residents and business owners alike
    • Tips on identifying effective strategies to encourage licensees to improve the safety of their venues
    • Facilitating open communication between licensees and the local authority to maintain strong relationships
    • Guidance on working with inspection facilitators to ensure businesses are adhering to licensing regulations

    Paul Donaghy, Licensing Community Safety and Safeguarding Manager, Colchester City Council (invited)

  • Case Study: Outlining and Navigating Challenges in the Night-Time Economy

    Professor John Lennon, Dean, Glasgow School for Business and Society (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Best Practice for Improving Recruitment and Retention in the Night-Time Economy

    • Advertising overnight roles: guidance for attracting candidates to apply for roles in the night-time economy
    • Tools for fostering strong relationships with employees to understand and address the needs of night-time staff members
    • Reducing the turnover rate: embedding a culture of flexibility, diversity, and regular benefits across the night-time economy
    • Generating a diverse night-time workforce: encouraging people from all backgrounds to join the night-time economy

    Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Adviser, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (invited)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Breakout Networking: Enhancing Partnership Working in the Night-Time Economy

    Engage in conversations with professionals in the night-time economy as you discuss the main challenges you face in working in partnership with external organisations. This will allow you to share your experiences and encourage cross sector collaboration.

  • Lunch Break

  • Keynote: Implementing Measures to Prioritise Women’s Safety in the Night-Time Economy

    • Fostering collaboration with local agencies to develop policies and protocols for preventing alcohol-related violence
    • Supporting venues to identify and protect vulnerable individuals to prevent harm and violence
    • Providing training to upskill bar staff in identifying environmental risks and de-escalate violence
    • Guidance for successfully changing attitudes that perpetuate violence against women and tackling the bystander effect

    Superintendent Manjit Atwal QPM, Head of Delivery for Violence Against Women and Girls, College of Policing (invited)

  • Case Study: Policing Race in the Night-Time Economy

    Dr Nikhaela Wicks, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Kent (CONFIRMED)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Chair’s Summary and Close

    *Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Private Sector Rate:: £649.00 +VAT+VAT
  • Public Sector Rate:: £449.00 +VAT+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate:: £379.00 +VAT+VAT