NOCTURNAL CITIES FORUM & CONFERENCE
3 & 22 November 2018
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada & Bogotá, Colombia
With 10 events in three different continents, 2018 was a fantastic year for Music Cities Events. One of the highlights was the launch of our brand new event series, Nocturnal Cities, with two November editions taking place in Canada and Colombia. The events explored the important role played by the night-time economy and its relationship with city planning and welcomed a total of 410 attendees and 43 speakers from all over the world.
The inaugural edition of Nocturnal Cities Forum was held in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 3rd as part of Nova Scotia Music Week and the theme was “Building Stronger Music Communities”. 75 delegates from Canada and the world discussed the role of the night-time economy in a full day of panels, presentations and roundtables.
November 22 saw Sound Diplomacy, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and Bogotá Mayor’s Office host the first-ever edition of Nocturnal Cities Conference in Bogotá, Colombia. The Conference hosted 335+ delegates from all over Colombia and the world and featured a full day of panels and presentations, as well as an afternoon work session and an evening concert.
Prior to the events, Sound Diplomacy and Andreina Seijas published a Night Time Economy Guide outlining the benefits that the evening and night-time economy create, this laid the foundation for the ideas explored in the events.
The conference also led to the creation of a Manifesto aimed at providing guidelines and strategies on how to improve the night-time economy in Latin American cities. The document provides a detailed analysis of the night-time economy and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. The document is now available for download here.
Here are the events in numbers:
A huge shout out goes to our partners: