The International Nightlife Congress that reaches its 5th edition this year will be held at the Sutton Club in Bogotá (Colombia) on November 14th together with the ExpoBar Fair, Colombia’s most important nightlife event. The Congress will commence by discussing the evolution and trends of the nightlife industry in different parts of the world and the quality seals applicable to the private and public sector and especially the International Triple Excellence for Nightlife and its compatibility with other existing national certifications in different countries.
Evolution & Trends of Nightlife Around the World
The first conference under the heading, "Evolution & Trends of Nightlife Around the World” will discuss the present and future of different models of nightlife such as the ones applied to cities like Ibiza, New York and Barcelona.
The President of the International Nightlife Association and Director of Institutional Relations of Palladium Hotel Group, Mr. José Luís Benítez, as a great connoisseur of the sector, will talk about Ibiza's success model. Benítez knows perfectly what type of evolution the sector in Ibiza has undergone due to occupying positions of responsibility in Ushuaïa and Hï and previously occupying several positions in the emblematic Club Space Ibiza and also in Amnesia not to mention in companies such as Pepsi and Sercon also in Ibiza.
For his part, Mr. David López, Director of the largest nightlife business group in Europe (Costa Este Group), will talk about the new trends that the sector has experienced in recent years in Barcelona and how nightlife has evolved in that capital. The Costa Este Group is known for numerous successful clubs such as Pachá Barcelona, Opium Mar Barcelona, Bling Bling Barcelona, Opium Madrid, Bling Bling Madrid, Opium Marbella as well as the club that is set to open soon in London under the name of Opium London.
In third place, Mr. Paul Seres, Founding Trustee and Vice-President of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, will speak about the nightlife model that the city that never sleeps has followed. He is highly familiar with the scene in the Big Apple since he himself has been President of the New York Nightlife Association for several years. Paul Seres will highlight the progress, the technological and material advances that the nightlife sector has experienced in New York City. Seres has been involved in the New York nightlife sector for more than 20 years, having held the position of producer and creative director of the Big Fat marketing and events agency based in New York, and also directed Ruby Falls Partners, LLC , a holding company that operated Sol Nightclub, a lounge in Chelsea's trendy warehouse district.
Public & Private Quality Distinctions
In the second block of conferences, which will be presented under the title of "Public and Private Quality Distinctions", will include the participation of Mr. Joaquim Boadas, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association, which will present the international excellence distinction called "Triple Excellence in Nightlife", certification obtained by nightlife venues that meet a series of requirements in terms of safety, acoustic quality and quality of service.