Summit: syd17

Length: 42:22

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This talk is presented by

Michael Rodrigues - NSWs inaugural 24 Hour economy Commissioner & former MD, Time Out

What is the vision of Sydney we want to work towards? Do we want a retirement village for young people? Or do we want a city that is vibrant, diverse, inclusive and inspiring? 

The objective of the Night Time Industries Association is to promote Sydney as a vibrant and creative city, and to build a new positive narrative for Sydney’s nightlife that includes:

- that Sydney is a fun and inspiring place to live, work and play;

- that Sydney’s nightlife contributes to the cultural value of the city; and

- nightlife stimulates creativity which is an important economic driver for NSW;

To achieve this objective the Night Time Industries Association will need to be active developing positive messaging and media and communications activities.

Mike has also helmed Time Out in Australia for the past ten years, burrowing deep into the arts, culture and hospitality verticals that underpin his business. These days he draws upon audience data to identify audience trends in the consumption of city-based entertainment, combining it with sector knowledge to help institutions and businesses answer the question: will people come to my stuff now, tomorrow and in the future?

In recent years Time Out has evolved beyond its publishing roots. In 2014, Time Out Lisbon editors turned a historic market hall in the city into Time Out Market, thus creating the world’s first food and cultural market, and the first market experience rooted wholly in editorial curation. A place that previously housed the city’s top vendors now brings together the best of the city under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences, based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for.

In 2017, 3.6 million visitors came to the market to explore excellent food from 32 restaurants and kiosks, enjoy drinks from eight bars and cafes, buy from five shops, attend cooking workshops in the Chef’s Academy or events in the Time Out Studio, a 900-capacity entertainment venue. It has rapidly become the most popular attraction in PortugalIn 2019, new Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago and Montreal

Lily Jacobs - Business Strategy Lead, Emerging Sectors and Innovation, LendLease

Lily works on making change in cities. She was the founding CEO of Renew Adelaide, taking it from start-up to established non-profit organisation, providing opportunities to over 100 start-up business or creative projects and contributing to Adelaide’s city revitalisation by working with the private and public sector. She currently works at Lendlease, leading strategy and new business models for emerging sectors, innovation & place creation in urban development. Lily's a member of the Committee for Sydney’s night time economy taskforce and the liveability & loveability task force, and has recently been working with the Perth government and private sector on revitalising the city. She remains a board member of the Economic Development Board of South Australia and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia. Before starting the city stuff she worked in arts and culture management and festivals, and finished dux of her law degree. She likes new ideas, hard problems, and making things happen.

Jess Cook - Managing Director, 107 Projects

Jess Cook is a Sydney based Creative Entrepreneur and Community Engager. She is the Managing Director and Founding Member of 107 Projects. She thrives on collaboration, curiosity and adventure. Her passion and playfulness drive her love of innovative engagement in hybrid place making projects. Working in community, government and corporate arenas, Jess has enjoyed developing and producing artistic initiatives both locally and globally. 107 might be a Petri dish of an experimentation… but it is already setting an example of new ways of understanding structure, engagement and transparency in the public realm.