This report details the key themes, takeaways and recommendations that emerged from the Global Cities After Dark Sydney program held in March, 2021.

The program included keynotes from international sector leaders and industry-led workshops from sector leaders in hospitality, live music and entertainment, major events and cultural tourism and transport and safety.

More than 150 key actors within Sydney’s night time economy attended the week-long program from across these four sectors.

The Future Proofing Report includes:

  • Key and consistent themes that emerged from the industry-led workshops including diversity and equity, collaboration with police and policy makers, accessibility and safety planning, supporting local and affordability of space;

  • 10 best practice examples from night time economies from around the world;

  • 14 recommendations from across the night time economy sectors, as defined by the participants in the industry-led workshops;

  • Key takeaways from the keynotes from the international speakers Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & Managing Director of Impresario Entertainment (Mumbai, India), Paulette Long OBE, Deputy Chair of UK Music Diversity Task Force (London, UK), Vince Kadlubek, Founder of Meow Wolf (Santa Fe, USA) and Mark Curran, Rail Closures Planning Manager, formerly Night Tube Sponsor – Transport for London. (London, UK)

We welcome your feedback, comments, questions or ideas after reviewing this outcomes paper. Your input helps drive the conversation forward while addressing challenges throughout our communities and industries.


If you are interested in the 2019 Outcomes Report CLICK HERE

If you are interested in the 2018 Outcomes Report CLICK HERE

If you are interested in the 2017 Outcomes Report CLICK HERE