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Nightclubs all over Italy observed a minute of silence on Saturday evening in sincere homage to all the victims of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in the town of Sampierdarena in Genoa. This initiative was promoted by Maurizio Pasca, president of SILB FIPE (Italian Association of Nightlife of Dance and Shows), also president of ENA (European Association of Nightlife) and 2nd vice president of the International Nightlife Association.
Maurizio Pasca mentioned: "It is a small but significant gesture with which all workers of entertainment and nightlife want to take their thoughts towards the tremendous tragedy that has hit Genoa and the whole country."
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Friday, 27 July 2018 17:08

V International Nightlife Congress

Bogota2018We are pleased to announce that the city of Bogotá (Colombia) will host the 5th International Nightlife Congress and the 4th Golden Moon Awards on November 14th together with Colombia’s ExpoBar Fair. Last week in Ibiza, the President of the International Nightlife Association (INA), José Luis Benítez and the President of the Nightlife Association of Colombia (ASOBARES), Camilo Ospina agreed to collaborate. As you may know, the INA holds an annual international congress and awards ceremony and has decided to celebrate this year’s edition jointly with the 5th edition of the ExpoBar Fair. ExpoBar is Colombia’s most important nighttime entertainment event with more than 3.000 attendees including representatives of the industry, staff, authorities and sponsors.In the aforementioned meeting between the two representatives, the entry of ASOBARES Colombia (Colombian Nightlife Association) into the International Nightlife Association was also agreed on, strengthening the international association. Currently, the INA has worldwide representation in 8 countries (United States, Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Colombia) and the upcoming incorporations of Japan and India, adding up to over 13,000 establishments. On behalf of the International Nightlife Association, we would like to welcome ASOBARES Colombia as a new active member and thank you for your willingness and hospitality in allowing the INA to jointly celebrate our international events at its annual Fair.The 5th International Nightlife Congress will deal with key issues such as safety, noise pollution, music tourism, quality and excellence, all with internationally renowned speakers, who are in turn guests of Expobar, the host of all events. The main subject of the International Congress will be the "Triple Excellence in Nightlife", a triple quality distinction granted by the INA to those venues & clubs that meet a series of requirements in terms of safety, acoustics and quality of service after a meticulous inspection. It should be noted that Bogotá, host capital of our next event, has issued the "Sello Seguro", a standard public certification issued by the City for venues that meet established requirements and will be up for debate in our International Congress.During the evening of November 14th , the International Nightlife Association will release the list of the “World’s 100 Best Clubs 2018” followed by the official event closure of Expobar hosted by ASOBARES and tourism authorities of Bogotá. The Colombian capital will be the hub of the nightlife industry by officially unveiling the prestigious list of the most important nightclubs in the world, including the “World's Best Club 2018”, a position currently held by Ushuaïa Ibiza. As of today, as candidates enter this prestigious list there is a total of 195 clubs from 33 different countries. Nominations are currently open until August 30th. For the moment, the United States has 34 nominee clubs, Spain 26, Italy 15, the UK 14 and Brazil with 7 candidates respectively. These are the countries that presently bring the most candidates together in their respective territories to clinch the Golden Moon Award for "The World's Best Club". These 195 venues nominates to date from countries as varied as Arab, Singapore, Sweden, Czech Republic, Russia, Malta, Japan, Argentina, and recently Colombia among others.The voting method for the list is made up of 70% of the vote from a professional jury (composed of a group of professionals linked to the world of the nightlife and managers of beverage brands, executives from the world of tourism and members of the Association) while 30% is popular through social networks which will start voting on September 14th, a vote that will remain open until November 4th, that is, up to 10 days before of the event in Bogotá, Colombia.The listing in this prestigious list has the addition of the musical programmes of the premises during the year, multiple aspects as the number of clients, the security measures, the VIP services offered, online bookings, operational good practices, received recognitions, acoustic quality and commitment to the United Nations Objectives such as respect for the environment, gender equality and working conditions.According to Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association, "... through this event, we want to promote and motivate nightlife venues from all over the world to compete with each other and obtain a rank in this prestigious list and maybe even lead it, investing in excellence in all aspects, facilities, services and security measures that makes them more competitive, attractive and safe, which in turn will result in benefits for users and will improve the reputation and prestige of the sector, which is our ultimate goal ".We are pleased to attach a picture last week’s event in Ibiza with the President of the International Nightlife Association Mr. José Luis Benítez (right), the President of the Association of Bars of Colombia, ASOBARES, Mr. Camilo Ospina (left), in the entry of ASOBARES into the International Nightlife Association as agreed as well as the joint celebration for this year of Expobar and the International Nightlife Congress and the Golden Moon Awards.For more information, call (+34) 902.099.500 or (+34) 670.703.370.


Monday, 30 October 2017 12:06

International Nightlife Congress Ibiza 2017

Con este fin nació 4 años atrás el International Nightlife Congress, que desde entonces promueve el diálogo entre los agentes implicados...
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:42

5th International Nightlife Congress Bogotá

The International Nightlife Congress that reached its 5th edition this year was held at the Sutton Club in Bogotá (Colombia) on November 14th together with the ExpoBar Fair, Colombia’s most important nightlife event. The Congress commenced 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” discussed 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, spoke 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), spoke 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 BarcelonaOpium Mar BarcelonaBling Bling BarcelonaOpium MadridBling Bling MadridOpium 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, spoke 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.
In the same conference participated Mr. Ivan Casas, Representative of the Secretary of Government of Bogotá, who presented the well-known "Sello Seguro", a seal that is granted by the public administrations to venues in Bogota that meet certain legal standards and parameters, which contributes to improving the quality of the services provided by the venues that obtain it. 
Dubai Success Story:
Hayan Abou Assali General Manager Cavalli Club Dubai in another conference, Mr. Hayan Abou Assali, General Manager of Cavalli Club Dubai, will discussed the success story of Dubai as a city with an excellent level of quality nightlife establishments and especially the venue Cavalli Club Lounge & Restaurant, the first place in the world to obtain the "Triple Excellence in Nightlife".
Panel Discussion on the Tourism & Music Industry: Objectives, Advances & Challenges 
In this debate that took place within the framework of ExpoBar, several tourism experts and authorities will participate among, bar entrepreneurs, DJs, producers, representatives of record labels, artists and entertainment event organizers. The President of the International Nightlife Association, Mr. José Luís Benítez will participate in this very interesting debate together with Mr. Juan Carlos Díaz, President of the American Nightlife Association. Among other experts who will also participate in the discussion are Mr. Juan Pablo Franky, Vice Minister of Tourism of Colombia, Mr. José Duarte, Director of the District Tourism Institute of Bogotá, Ms. Zully Salazar, President Corpoturismo Cartagena, Mr. Hernán Jiménez from Candelario Bar and Mr. Diego Toro, Vice-President of Sony Music in the region of Andina among others. The discussion was moderated by the former director of Affiliated Members of the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations, Ms. Yolanda Perdomo
5th Expobar Fair 
Expobar 2018 gathered the main entrepreneurs of the nightlife sector of Colombia and the World accompanied by different public entities and private companies with the goal of sharing experiences, challenges and solutions that lead to the creation of a consolidated and articulated music tourism product with the different protagonists of the nocturnal, music and tourist industries of Colombia and their positioning. 
IV Golden Moon Awards Gala and "The World's 100 Best Clubs 2018" The 4th edition of the Golden Moon Awards was also held within the framework of the International Nightlife Congress, within which the list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs 2018" will be announced and awards were handed out in different categories related to the sector.  

As you already know, last New Year’s Eve, a gunman opened fire at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, killing 39 people and leaving 69 injured. So, after the attacks at Bataclan in Paris and at Club Pulse in Orlando, the nightlife sector has been hit again by a terrorist attack and now 39 innocent people from 15 different countries have been murdered
We are shocked, deeply saddened, in moral indignation and filled with a huge sense of powerlessness; but we will not sit around and do nothing. Therefore, in solidarity with those injured and the relatives of those who died, the International Nightlife Association has promoted the creation of a fund with the aim to raise money to help the injured and the relatives of the victims killed in the Reina Nightclub attack. We hope to help them recover quickly from this deeply disturbing tragedy.
We would like to count on generosity of people all over the world by donating money to help these families and those injured because it has not only been a crime against the nightlife sector but also against humanity. So, everyone should help. Those interested in helping can make donations through the platform "YouCaring" by visiting this link: https://www.youcaring.com/victimsrelativesandinjuredofturkishterroristattack-730153
On the other hand, we also continue to insist on working towards improving safety measures to make nightclubs increasingly safer as we have been doing these for the last four years. Our intention is to make more difficult for nightlife venues to become targets of these kinds of heinous acts of violence and other unfortunate circumstances. As our General Secretary Mr. Joaquim Boadas stated this morning "Terrorism is a global threat that affects millions of people around the world so we need everyone's cooperation to put it to an end. Terrorist attacks can take place anywhere people gather. So, if our sector, together with worldwide government support, invest more in safety, it will be more improbable attacks like these will happen again. That’s one of the reasons why so many resources are being invested  in developing the International Nightlife Safety Seal”.
In addition, Mr. Juan Carlos Diaz, 1st vicepresident of the International Nightlife Association and president of the American Nightlife Association (NCIAA) stated the following: “We want to launch an international appeal to all governments worldwide asking for their help to collaborate with our sector to implement more security measures in nightlife clubs in as many countries as possible. Let’s put an end to nightlife terrorism around the world implementing strong and coordinated action from the international community. Prevention is imperative but we can't do this alone".
For his part, Mr. Maurizio Pasca, 2ond vicepresident of the International Nightlife Association and president of the European Nightlife Association sent all his support to the relatives of the victims and those injured in the attack, placing himself at their disposal.
Finally, Mr. Can Bener, nightlife entrepreneur from Istanbul and ambassador of the International Nightlife in Turkey stated the following: "We highly appreciate this global support, especially in these tough times where we need unity and togetherness the most. Besides, we are proud to inform that the International Nightlife Association has decided to maintain, as scheduled, the creation of the Turkish Nightlife Association in 2017, in collaboration with the European Nightlife Association, as a clear statement of support towards the Turkish nightlife sector and our common fight against any form of terrorism”.

On behalf of the International Nightlife Association and first of all, in relation to the terrorist attack on club Reina in Istanbul we want to condemn this hideous terrorist attack. At the same time, we express our heartfelt condolences to the turkish people, the families and friends of the victims in this tragic moment as they seek to recover from this deeply disturbing tragedy.  

Once again, after the attacks on Bataclan in Paris and Club Pulse in Orlando, the nightlife sector has been hit again by a terrorist attack, so we are shocked and deeply saddened. We stand here in moral indignation and are, at the same time, filled with a huge sense of powerlessness but we will not stop working on improving safety measures in order to make nightclubs safer as we have been doing these last four years. 

Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, General Secretary of the International Nightlife Association said this morning: "We want to launch an international appeal to all governments worldwide asking for help in order to collaborate with our sector to implement more security measures in nightlife clubs in as many countries as possible. Terrorism is a global threat that requires a strong and coordinated action from the international communit so, it is in this regard that prevention becomes  relevant but, of course, we can't do it alone".

Our association, as an Affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will ask each of its members for an official meeting to explain our main concerns and what we are doing in order to improve nightlife venues safety, for the benefit of all citizens worldwide.

The International Nightlife Association has decided to maintain, as scheduled, the creation of the Turkish Nightlife Association in 2017, as a clear statement of support to the turkish nightlife sector and our common fight against any form of terrorism.

The International Nightlife Association is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated in the Club Pulse in Orlando. Acting on behalf of the international nightlife community, theInternational Nightlife Association, association member of the United Nations World Organization (UNWTO) expresses their condolences to the families and friends of the victims, to the American people and the LGBT community worldwide in this difficult moment.