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international speakers

frederic hocquard - deputy mayor – night time policies, paris

Frédéric Hocquard is elected official within the Paris Council and appointed to nightlife policy since 2014. He is more specifically in charge of issues regarding the Paris nightlife dynamisation, prevention and mediation. He set up the Paris Nightlife Council which gather all the parties involved in this matter (residents, firms and clubs, national police, users of the nighttime, associations etc.). The Paris Nightlife Council is the heart of the nighttime policy making process, in order to develop them with partnerships. Night policy is transversal and built on 4 pillars. The first is the participation, how to involve everyone, officials and residents, no matter what they do at night. The second is the development of nighttime activities, not only commercial activities. The third (but the biggest) is the regulation of the nightlife (noise pollution, disrespectful behaviors etc.). The fourth is the promotion of the Parisian nightlife, for Parisians and tourists.

mirik milan - night mayor amsterdam

Mirik Milan is an experienced creative director for events. Throughout the years he has been busy organizing parties, fashion shows and cultural events. As a promoter he travelled all over Europe, the United States and Asia in order to check out the latest and hottest trends in music and party events. Thanks to his years of technical experience he knows exactly how to process the trends he spots in society into attainable ideas, and how to bring together the right professionals in order to execute these ideas successfully. Fashion show or photo shoot, contemporary art festival or block party, he can do it all. Companies he has worked for recently are Stedelijk Museum, Spotify, DIESEL, PAX, Aids Foundation, Amnesty International and the City of Amsterdam.

jorge sanza - night mayor madrid

Jorge Sanza is the former Director and Curator of Madrid Music Days since 2013. Madrid Music Days is an annual event conceived in order to become a platform to support the national electronic music scene. This event has different cultural activities, in order to strengthen the communication, reinforce and spread the culture surrounding the electronic music. Last year, he organized a table (Night Majors), with Lutz Leichsenring (Berlin), Mirik Milan (Amsterdam), and Alan Miller (London), in order to inform Madrid City Hall, the advantage to have such a figure in the Night time industry. the person who represents internationally the Madrid´s Night Culture.

amy lame - night czar london

Amy Lame, originally from New Jersey, arrived in London in 1992. Her first job was in a late night café-bar on the edge of Soho. She is now London’s first Night Czar. Amy has a long and successful track record as a leader and collaborator in the cultural and creative industries. She is co-founder of the Olivier Award winning arts company and club night Duckie, and has hosted the club every Saturday at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for 21 years. She also DJs at various club nights across the capital. Amy co-founded and is former chair of RVT Future, a voluntary LGBT+ community group campaigning to preserve the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern. She is at the very heart of the conversation about venues under threat of closure in London.

lutz leichsenring - club commission berlin

As spokesman and member of the executive board of the Club commission Berlin, since 2009 Lutz Leichsenring fights for the rights of Berlin’s vast underground club scene by organizing events like demonstrations, conferences, workshops and by speaking at round tables and parliamentary committees. He started his nightlife career 1999, when he founded an internet start-up right after High School in the age of 19 to run one of the largest platforms for music events in the early 2000s in Germany. 2004-2010 he owned a music club and a restaurant business. Today he runs a software company and an event agency, which is based in Berlin and London. Lutz also happens to be a member of Berlin’s Chamber of Commerce and the Berlin Music board, where he frequently votes on city development issues that serve to protect creative space affected by gentrification. 2017 Lutz started his new non-profit project “Creative Footprint” to measure, compare, and advocate for creative spaces in urban areas worldwide.


national winners


inca honour


INCA honours A. D. Singh for his contribution to the Industry.

city winners

Artist Manager On Stage Talents & Entertainment Soupherb Records Musifix KRUNK Big Bad Wolf OORVAKSH HYDERABADWALLA, High Spirits Café Submerge PSY FI SUNDAY
Band BLACKSTRAT BLUES Parekh & Singh THE ARPIT CHOUREY PROJECT SKRATT SKAVENGERS Strange brew (chris and mike) A 26 F-16
Bar Chain The Bar Stock Exchange N/A Heart Cup Coffee SOCIAL SOCIAL Raasta Café N/A N/A
Bar Food Bonobo Chili's Grill & Bar Heart Cup Coffee WINDSOR PUB FARZI CAFÉ Terttulia The Black Sheep Bistro 365 A.S.
Bar for Cocktails 1. SLINK & BARDOT 2. TOAST & TONIC Deck 88 Glocal Junction Toast & Tonic EK BAR Terttulia Koi Asian Dining 365 A.S.
Bar for Wines The Table Roxy - The Park Tre-forni Restaurant & Bar - Park Hyatt Fava The Wine Company Boteco A Reverie The Flying Elephant, Park Hyatt
Bar in a Hotel Luna Nudo, The St. Regis Aqua - The Park 1. MIX - The Westin 2. Season's Bar, Taj Krishna Library Bar - The Leela Palace THE ELECTRIC ROOM Mix @ 36 Rock Pool The Cheroot Malt & Cigar Lounge, ITC
Bar Interior SLINK & BARDOT THE GRID 1. Olive Bistro 2. Over the moon Big Brewsky Cyber Hub Social Farzi Café Showbar Thirsty Crow
Bartender Lakshmikant Bodkar, Kode Nabyendu Das, The Grid 1. Anil Ganta Heart cup coffee 2. Jit mukherjee Taj Krishna JONES ELISH J Vicky Thakur, PCO Jayprakash Bhatt, Kinki Asian Restaurant Arthem, Titos Prakash , 365 A.S
Beer Bar/Microbrewery Woodside Inn THE GRID Prost Brew Pub Windmills Craftworks The Beer Café Independence Brewing Company Soro - The Village pub N/A
Café bar Cafe Zoe 1. Cafe Mezzuna 2.Someplace Else - The Park Heart Cup Coffee Pablo's Gastrobar Perch Wine & Coffee Bar Shisha Jazz Café Baba Au Rhum N/A
Concept Bar Toast & Tonic Shisha - Bar Stock Exchange Zero40 Brewing The Permit Room Prankster Shisha Jazz Café TAVERNA Radio Room
Debut Bar Tamasha Phoenix FAT PIGEON SLY GRANNY Whisky Samba Mineority by Saby TAVERNA Thirsty Crow
Dive Bar 1. WTF!?! 2. The Elbo Room OlyPub Free Flow - Traffic Bar Bootlegger TC Bar & Restaurant High Spirits Taverna Sera - The Tapas Bar & Restaurant
F&B Director KELVIN CHEUNG, Bastian Gautam Singh, The Park Arjun Valluri, Heart Cup Coffee Sham Kumar Kommajosyola, Shangrila Saji Joseph Thachery, Taj Pankaj Kumar, Westin Pune Prateek Swarup, W Goa Kunal Pawar, Hyatt Regency
Lounge KOKO Asian Gastropub The GRID 1. The Sky Lounge 2. Air Café Lounge Sanchez 1. S-Bar (SHALOM) 2. LORD OF THE DRINKS Paasha Marbela beach resort 365 A.S.
Mixologist DIMITRI Amardeep Sinha - Yauatcha Shahad Arora, UKI MANU MANIKANTAN, Bang YANGDUP LAMA from Cocktails & Dreams Rohaan Rage - JW Marriott Devi Singh Bhati, Kavala Niked KR, Leela Palace
Music event/ Festival MAHINDRA BLUES Mandala Sensations White ECHOES OF EARTH MAGNETIC FIELDS NH7 KRANK at Chronicle GOMADRAS
Night Club Playboy Club Myx Fat Pigeon - Bar Hop Bang - The Ritz Carlton Kitty Su, The Lalit Mi-a-Mi SinQ Nightclub Gatsby 2000, Crowne Plaza
Open Air Bar AER, Four Seasons Hotel 1. OZORA 2. Over the top at The Myx Over the moon The 13th Floor SOI 7, Cyber Hub Euriska Chronicle Q Bar
Promoter RAGE United We Stand Musifix RICES OBLIQUITY LIMN Entertainment Carpe Diem TITO'S EVENTS 1. EDM 2. Ultraverse
Restaurant/Bar Manager Rahul Raghav, BOMBAY CANTEEN Ritesh Shirvastav, The MYX Smanth Kumar, Heart cup Coffee KrishnaKumar Shantaram, 13th Floor Ebony AZEEM SULEIMAN, Monkey Bar N/A SABY - COHIBA Zahir - Radio Room
Resto-Bar The Bombay Canteen THE GRID Olive Bistro Olive Bar and Kitchen Town Hall Terttulia The Black Sheep Bistro Thirsty Crow
Sports Bar The United Sports Bar & Grill, R City Mall Xrong Place Xtreme Sports Bar & Grill The Irish House Yes Minister - Pub ∧ Kitchen Aufside @ Hotfut The Riverhouse US 101
Stand-up act in a Bar VARUN THAKUR KENNY SABASTIAN N/A N/A PAPA CJ Daniel Fernandes, High Spirits N/A N/A
Venue for Live Performances antiSOCIAL Someplace Else - The Park Heart Cup Coffee The Humming Tree The Piano Man Jazz Club High Spirits Cohiba Bay 146