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  • Mirik Milan
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    Global Night Mayor Advocate & Co Founder, VibeLab
    Mirik Milan is former Night Mayor of Amsterdam, and longtime creative director of some of the Dutch capital’s most celebrated events.
    Since 2012, he has played an instrumental role in the reshaping of Amsterdam’s nightlife scene into one of the most vibrant and economically robust in the world, and his innovative position is fast becoming replicated in major nightlife-focused cities around the world, like New York, Paris and London.
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    Lutz Leichsenring
    Founder, Creative Footprint
    The Creative Footprint is a non-profit initiative that measures and indexes urban creative space. It advocates for the protection of creative space globally through innovative data and information content.
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    Andreina Seijas
    Urban Night Researcher
    Andreina Seijas J. is a Venezuelan communications professional and public policy analyst currently specializing in night-time planning and design as part of her doctoral degree at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
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    Kate Becker
    Director, Office of Film + Music, City of Seattle
    Building sustainable creative communities has been at the core of Kate Becker’s career. Kate currently spends her days (and nights!) working to build Seattle’s creative economy, keenly focused on the film, music and nightlife industries.
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    Dr Adam Winstock
    Consultant Psychiatrist and CEO, Global Drug Survey
    Adam is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine specialist based in London. He is also an Honorary Reader at University College London.
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    Kevin Nuttall
    Founder & Director, Waterfield
    Kevin’s vision for Waterfield is to achieve outstanding outcomes for organisations by harnessing the collective knowledge and intelligence available.
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    Dr Caitlin Hughes
    Senior Research Fellow, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
    Dr Caitlin Hughes is a criminologist and applied illicit drug policy scholar, who works as a Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Australia.
  • Helen Marcou
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    Co Owner, Bakehouse Studios
    Helen & her partner Quincy McLean founded Bakehouse Studios, an icon in the Australian music scene over 26 years ago.
    Fusing art, music and a deep sense of community. Helen’s work at Bakehouse has nurtured and supported generations of musicians and artists.
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    Clare Holland
    Managing Director, FBi Radio
    Clare Holland is Managing Director of FBi Radio, Sydney’s largest independent youth broadcaster.
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    Chris Raine
    CEO and Founder, Hello Sunday Morning
    Chris is the Founder and CEO of Hello Sunday Morning, a charity on a mission to change the world’s relationship with alcohol.
  • Tyson Koh
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    Director, Keep Sydney Open
    Tyson Koh is the director of anti-lockout campaign Keep Sydney Open and producer of the ABC’s long-running music program Rage.
    Since starting Keep Sydney Open in 2015, Tyson has been a leading voice on Sydney’s nightlife and the city’s cultural vibrancy. He has helped to make the issues facing Sydney’s nightlife a major talking point through a series of successful rallies and several mainstream media appearances. Tyson is now a key contributor to the State Government on the future of Sydney’s night-time economy.
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    Baby Guerrilla
    Artist
    Baby Guerrilla is a Melbourne artist interested in approaching space and perspective in new and innovative ways that engage beyond the parameters of a gallery or traditional art space.
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    Jemma Cole
    Co-Founder and Director, SOFT CENTRE
    Jemma Cole is the co-founder and director of Sydney’s inaugural SOFT CENTRE - a new art, sound and light festival; co-founder of one of Sydney’s favourite underground techno parties
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    Emily Collins
    Managing Director, Music NSW
    MusicNSW is the state music body for contemporary music in NSW. We run programs, develop initiatives and advocate on behalf of music artists and the music industry.
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    Kees Dorst
    Professor of Design Innovation
    Kees Dorst was educated as an Industrial Design Engineer at Delft University of Technology, and studied Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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    Barrie Barton
    Strategy & Insights Director, Right Angle Studio
    Barrie Barton is a lawyer by qualification, an entrepreneur by nature and a passionate urbanist who has spent most of his adult life thinking about the relationship between where we live and the sorts of people we become.
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    Anne Loxley
    Senior Curator, C3West, Museum of Contemporary Art
    Anne Loxley is a Sydney-based curator and writer who works with contemporary artists both in and outside gallery contexts, in communities and in public spaces.
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    Marie-Louise Theile
    Creative Director, James Street Initiative
    After 22 years working in print and electronic media, in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney (News Anchor for Network 10) and New York (Elle magazine, News Ltd), Marie-Louise was invited by a group of visionary property developers to establish an organisation that would focus on developing and promoting a unique inner-city precinct renewal project, James Street.
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    Anne Malloch
    Team Leader City Issues, Social Investment Branch
    Anne commenced at the City of Melbourne in 1995. Her initial work focused on creating and promoting a positive late night entertainment environment in the Westend of Melbourne’s Central Business District.
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    Joel Edmondson
    Executive Officer, QMusic
    Joel Edmondson is the QMusic Executive Officer, and the Executive Producer of BIGSOUND.
  • Glen Cassidy
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    Founder, Cake Wines
    In just 4 years Cake Wines has grown to become a recognised national brand with a cult following, and a reputation of executing some of the most forward thinking ideas in it’s category.
    With a love for food, wine and cultural ideas that have a positive impact on the people and cities in which we live, Glen co-founded Cake Wines in 2011, an Adelaide Hills / Redfern based wine company with a focus on demystifying the often overly complicated world of wine.
  • Maurice Terzini
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    Creative Director, Icebergs Group
    Restaurateur Maurice Terzini is one of the Australia’s most highly regarded creative entrepreneurs, best known for establishing several truly iconic Australian dining venues.
    With spectacular dining destinations, such as Icebergs Dining Room and Bar (IDRB) on Bondi Beach in Sydney and Giuseppe Arnaldo & Sons and the influential Melbourne Wine Room, Terzini has set a high benchmark for impeccable dining and is now turning his eye to establishing successful dining destinations in Asia.
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    Andee Frost
    Animals Dancing
    Every great music city has a defining DJ. Andee is one of these guys. Touted as the ‘unofficial Night Mayor of Melbourne’, Andee Frost has for many years incited Melbourne’s underground to incredible heights by bringing realness to the party.
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    Simon Shaw
    Director, Capstone Collective
    Simon is the Director of Capstone Collective, a group of professionals, freelancers and contractors who specialise in the Visitor Economy.
  • Jess Scully
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    Councillor / Curator, City of Sydney
    Councillor Jess Scully was elected to the City of Sydney Council in September 2016.
    In her role as a Councillor, Jess Scully is drawing upon her experience a creative industries expert, event director, and public art curator, with over fifteen years experience in publishing, events, policy and cultural strategy. Through her projects, she uses creativity and the arts to engage communities in our knowledge economy, and with the public realm.
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    Libby Harris
    Night Time City Manager, City of Sydney
    Promoting community collaboration, diversity, creativity and safety in our night time economies.
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    Sarah Barron
    Australian Museum of Contemporary Art
    Sarah Barron is an events and entertainment industry stalwart with over twenty years experience.