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  • Mirik Milan
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    Night Mayor Amsterdam
    Mirik Milan is the current 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.
  • Clover Moore
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    Lord Mayor of Sydney
    Clover Moore is Lord Mayor of Sydney, recently re-elected for a record fourth term. She is the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney and previously served on the City and South Sydney councils.
    From March 1988 Clover was continuously elected to represent the Bligh/Sydney electorate as an independent MP in the NSW Parliament. She was forced to resign on 21 September 2012 after a state law made it illegal for her to continue in both roles.
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    Clare Holland
    Managing Director, FBi Radio
    Clare Holland is Managing Director of FBi Radio, Sydney’s largest independent youth broadcaster.
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Kate Duncan
    Creative Producer, The Push Inc.
    Kate oversees the management of a range of youth music programs and events held across the state, targeted towards young people aged 12-25 who are looking to further their careers in the contemporary music industry.
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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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    Joel Edmondson
    Executive Officer, QMusic
    Joel Edmondson is the QMusic Executive Officer, and the Executive Producer of BIGSOUND.
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    Scott Hutchinson
    Chairman, Hutchinson Builders
    Hutchies’ Chairman Scott Hutchinson has grown to become a well-known Brisbane personality, recognised as a passionate advocate for the local music industry and his commitment to supporting community organisations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.
  • Lisa Havilah
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    Director, Carriageworks
    LISA HAVILAH is the Director of Carriageworks, Sydney. Since 2012, Lisa Havilah has implemented an ambitious contemporary multi-arts program that is unrelenting in its support of artists.
    Under her leadership Carriageworks has experienced extraordinary audience, artistic and commercial growth which has resulted in Carriageworks becoming the fastest growing cultural precinct in Australia.
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    Emilya Colliver
    Founder and Director, Art Pharmacy Consulting
    Emilya Colliver is the founder and director of Art Pharmacy Consulting, as well as Culture Scouts and Art Pharmacy Online Gallery.
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    Brett Robinson
    CEO, Icebergs Group
    Brett is a partner and Group CEO of the newly formed Icebergs Group, a dining and hospitality group which has amalgamated a string of successful venues in Sydney.
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    Lisa Colley
    Manager Cultural Strategy, City of Sydney
    Prior to starting at the City in February this year she was the Director of the Creative Industries Innovation Centre, an Australian Government funded program supporting the business of creative enterprise.
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    Glenn Wheatley
    Acoustic consultant / Associate, Arup
    Glenn Wheatley is an Associate at Arup; an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today's built environment.
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    James Winter
    Director, Brand X
    James graduated as an Actor from the Centre for the Performing Arts (Adelaide) in 1993 before performing for Magpie Theatre Company, Springboard, Queenbitchery, Fleshdollies, Not So Straight and Brand X.
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    Declan Lee
    Owner, Gelato Messina
    Declan was instrumental in the establishment of Ministry of Sound in Australia in the late 90’s, went on to establish himself as a serial entrepreneur in the world of electronic music as a club/festival promoter, artist manager, and occasional journalist all whilst continuing to DJ around Australia and throughout the world for over 20 years.
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    Genelle Watkins
    Senior Manager, Strategic Projects & Property, Create NSW
    Genelle leads a team that maintains Create NSW’s property portfolio which supports the arts and cultural sector, and delivers cross-government projects that are delivering on the Government’s commitment to increasing participation in arts, screen and culture in NSW.