Last year, EMC attendees were treated to the thoughts of Mirik Milan, Night Mayor Amsterdam, who outlined ways in which Sydney could safely and intelligently become a globally-renowned ‘night city’. (It’s basically the opposite of that at the moment – but things are getting better all the time.)

EMC and Mirik Milan have again teamed up, today announcing the inaugural speaker line-up for Global Cities After Dark – a one-day forum focused on global night time culture and economy.

“Global Cities After Dark brings together 150 delegates to hear from leading Night Time Culture and Economy specialists from around Australia and the world about the forces shaping our lives, cities and businesses”, EMC explain in a presser.

Global Cities After Dark runs on November 28, and is an invite only forum, for city planners, local and state government, artistic and cultural organisations and “most importantly the nightly creative leaders.”

Mirik Milan explains: “Being a part of Global Cities After Dark is like a dream come true, because by sharing ideas for a safe and vibrant nightlife, it empowers bottom up initiatives after dark that contribute and strengthen creative cities around the world. It will be one of the most innovative forums from a city planning perspective because global thought leaders will gather in Sydney to discuss what strategies can be put in place for creating liveable inclusive cities with high quality of life and culture for everyone.”