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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 16:36

6th International Nightlife Congress

Bogotá will host the 6th International Nightlife Congress, 5th Golden Moon Awards and 6th ExpoBAR Fair on November 13th On said date, the list of "The World's 100 Best Clubs" 2019 will be released. These events will be held at Theatron, Gold Member venue of the International Nightlife Association

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row the city of Bogotá (Colombia) will host the 6th International Nightlife Congress and the 5th Golden Moon Awards on November 13th, together with the 6th Colombia’s ExpoBar Fair, organized by the Colombian Nightlife Association, Asobares.  ExpoBar is Colombia’s most important nighttime entertainment event with more than 3.000 attendees including representatives of the industry, staff, authorities and sponsors creating a forum where key issues are discussed and possible solutions are provided relating to Colombia's nightlife industry. The chosen venue for said events is Theatron Bogotá, who recently became a Gold Member of the International Nightlife Association.  As you may know, the INA holds an annual international congress and awards ceremony and has decided to celebrate this year’s edition once again jointly with Asobares and the 6th edition of the ExpoBar Fair. During the evening of November 13th , the International Nightlife Association will host the 5th Golden Moon Awards where among other awards, the list of “The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2019” will be released. The World's Best Club position is currently occupied by Hï Ibiza.  Asobares' president, Mr. Camilo Ospina Guzmán stated today, "We are very happy that the most important nightlife fair in Colombia comes together again with the most important nightlife congress in the world to hold a big event that will have a notable influence on nightlife all over the world". According to Mr. Joaquim Boadas de Quintana, Secretary General of the International Nightlife Association, "We are proud to hold our annual event together once more with ExpoBAR, hosted by our member association in Colombia, Asobares. I would also like to make an appeal to the leading nightlife businesses in the world to take part in these events, since they will mark a trend towards the future of our sector at a worldwide level".

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 10:10


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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.


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.