Largest gathering of the convention to date

Brighton 2016

The third installment of the convention, co-presented by The Great Escape, was held at Brighton University in Brighton, England on 18 May 2016 to share ideas and experiences of connecting public policy and planning strategies to the music industry and economy.


Alan Miller, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)

Carlos Chirinos, New York University

Charles Landry, Author

Chiara Badiali, Julie's Bicycle

Chris Cooke, Complete Music Update

Chris Wynters, Alberta Music

Eddie Bridgeman, Meanwhile Space

Ekaterina Bazhanova, Music Development Russia

Igor Lautenko, V-Rox Festival

James Drury, Londonist

Jesper Mardahl, Promus

Jocelyn Kane, San Fransisco Entertainment Commission

Joe Hay, Music Consultant South Australia

John Elledge, CityMetric

Julia Jones, Found in Music

Kate Hewett, Tramlines

Katell Martin, City of Angers

Kerri Glasscock, Venue 505 / The Old 505 Theatre

Mirik Milan, Nachtburgemeester Amsterdam

Phil Nelson, BIMM / Sussex University

Philip Kolvin, Cornerstone Barristers

Robin Malau, Musikator

Ross Millard, Musician, Frankie & the Heartstrings / Summer Streets Music Festival

S. Bjorn Blondal, City of Reykjavik

Tatjana Kaube, Governing Mayor of Berlin

Music can raise awareness, build hope, and generate trust between communities and authorities.
— Carlos Chirinos