A SPECIAL ONE DAY PRE-SUMMIT TRAINING for those given the task of being their city's "Night Mayor-Night Manager" or for anyone assigned to develop nightlife planning and management strategies in their city.

A DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL FACULTY provided important lessons from a century of combined experience in planning, managing and policing social and nightlife districts.


  • Learn the steps to conduct a comprehensive assessment of your city's nightlife through the four building blocks to increase sociability and vibrancy.
  • Enhance your city's nightlife scene through live music and dining opportunities.
  • Evaluate the economic and cultural impact of your city's nightlife.
  • Assess the public safety impact of nightlife by compiling the top crime, harm and disorder indicators.
  • Build an alliance of stakeholders who can facilitate change in your community and generate buy-in from elected officials.
  • Customize strategies to deploy police more efficiently, reduce quality of life impacts and better manage closing time transportation.
  • Create partnership models among public safety agencies and with nightlife venue operators to establish proactive communication.
  • Apply what you've learned in a tour of New Orleans' nightlife.


Seventy seven people attended the First International Nighttime Management Class.

A distinguished faculty brought a comprehensive examination of the top most important lessons for those seeking a career or are currently responsible for nighttime management.


Philip Kolvin is the chair of the London Nighttime Commission and is a leading specialist in the field of licensing, working across the spectrum of regulatory control, including alcohol,entertainment, sports, gambling, transportation and adult entertainment.

JOcelyn Kane is the former Executive Director of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission (SFEC). Her 15-year tenure at SFEC was instrumental in the creation of internal systems, citywide agency connections and best practices and policies. Jocelyn co-produced the San Francisco Nitey Awards.

Mirik Milan was appointed as Amsterdam’s Night Mayor in 2012 and his work ensures a dynamic and safe nightlife and helps to build bridges between the municipality, businesses and residents. In 2017 he will have presented at 30 international cities on the value of nighttime management.

Allison HarNden is the Pittsburgh Nighttime Economy Coordinator. She assumed this position after working with the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) as an employee and consultant for almost 20 years, guiding 45 communities in creating safe social spaces.

Macarena Rau VARgus is an architect, Magister and PHD (C) in Architecture and Urbanism with wide experience leading urban and public safety projects and initiatives in Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean. She is current chair of the International Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Association.

Greg Mullen served as Charleston Police Chief from 2006 through 2017. Mullen created a Responsible Hospitality Group comprised of members of the hospitality and retail industries to help identify key concerns and areas for improvement in the City’s growing nightlife, festivals and special events.

Amy Terrill is the Executive Vice President of Music Canada and lead author of The Mastering of a Music City, a globally acclaimed study sponsored by IFPI that identifies the key elements and benefits of a music city along with effective strategies to build the sector at the local level.

Marjorie Ferrer's extensive experience working with all aspects of redeveloping downtowns and small towns. She has created strategies and implemented tactics that have proven successful in redevelopment of Downtown Delray Beach, Florida for the past two decades.

Jim Peters is Founder and President of the RHI. He oversees the development of programs, events and publications. As a consultant for dozens of cities and speaker at conferences worldwide, Peters offers insights on trends and strategies on managing hospitality zones and nighttime economies.

Paul Seres owns and operates nightlife venues and restaurants in Manhattan and is a founding trustee of the New York City Hospitality Alliance. Seres is active in collaborating with NY Police Department and community organizations in promoting best practices on safety and security.




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businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize.

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