Ibiza will hold the IV annual International Nightlife Congress this upcoming 9th and 10th of October, with the celebration of the III Edition of the Golden Moon Awards in which the World’s Best Clubs will be recognized. This event will make the island come alive, being The Ushuaïa Tower, a leading destination of the sector.
These international awards thus become consolidated on the island in the same way as the International Nightlife Congress, which precedes this event and is held alternately a year in Ibiza and another in Las Vegas. The Congress will host four conferences, each of which will involve four specialists on each subject, from different countries around the world, to discuss the importance of nightlife quality, protocols, or success stories such as Ibiza.
One of the novelties this year will be the electoral selection process of members of the prestigious World’s Best Clubs list. This will be carried out through a combined method between public voting via social media and a professional jury. Thereby, beginning on August 7th, the International Nightlife Association will open nominations through the their Facebook page, when the nomination process has finalized, on September 7th, public voting will begin. Once both public and professional voting has concluded, the World’s Best Clubs 2017 list will be released at the Golden Moon Awards Gala, where candidates will also be rewarded in categories such as Best Business Night Development, Best Awareness Campaign, Best Night Entertainment Group, Best Sound or Best VIP Service, and many more.
The General Secretary of the International Nightlife Association, Joaquim Boadas, organizer of this event, wants to thank Palladium Hotel Group’s and Ibiza's Government for their support "and their willingness to share the purpose of this Congress, which is none other than to professionalize tourism and nightlife, particularly sharing experiences that provide solutions and allow us to improve the image of our sector ". In addition, "This Congress counts on the participation of speakers related to the international sector that place the island as a world reference point in terms of nightlife, a sector that has given name to this island and is very important to maintain".
IV International Nightlife Congress
The first part of this Congress, which will carry out on October 9 from 11.30 A.M. to 1.30 P.M, will feature the participation of the Nightlife Ambassador of Berlin, Lutz Leichsenring, the President of European Nightlife and President of the Italian Nightlife Association, Maurizio Pasca, and the President of the International Nightlife Association and CEO of Palladium Hotel Group, Abel Matutes, who will propose ideas and solution to further improve nightlife quality in a tourist destination under the name "The Importance of Nightlife Quality for a Tourist Destination ".
The second block of conferences, named "Nightlife and Security", will be held the same day from 3.30 P.M to 5.30 P.M. A roundtable discussion in which experts will discuss possible problems and solutions in relation to security measures in venues. This second round of talks will include, among others, the Director of the Affiliate Members Program of the World Tourism Organization, Yolanda Perdomo, the Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association, Joaquim Boadas and the General Director of Bull Control, Rafael Rodríguez.
At 6 P.M the third conference "Nightlife and Noise Pollution" will begin, which will include, amongst other speakers, the General Director of Tourism of the Consell Insular d'Eivissa, Vicent Torres and the General Director of Audiotec, Ana Espinel.
Lastly, on October 10, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M., the fourth conference "Nighlife and Drugs and Alcohol" will take place. A roundtable discussion that will address the different problems and solutions to be implemented in consumer control campaigns regarding substances, the importance of protecting the night sector against these addictive substances and how these affect the prestige and responsibility of the nightlife sector. Highlighting the presence of the Ibizan company, Emergency Staff, an international reference in this type of training, which will address these aspects with its director, Andrés García.