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Roger Sanchez speaker and DJ at the biggest worldwide nightlife event of the year

The congress and gala will conclude with the release of The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 list
The world-renowned international DJ Roger Sanchez will be a speaker at the 8th International Nightlife Congress to be held this upcoming November 30 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife, Spain. Sanchez will also be Djing during the 7th Golden Moon Awards where the highly anticipated list of The World's 100 Best Clubs 2022 will be announced once more. As you already know, 260 clubs from 44 different countries have been nominated to enter this year’s list.
Besides releasing the list of The World's 100 Best Clubs 2022 and the Golden Moon Award for The World’s Best Club 2022, at the same award ceremony the Golden Moon Award 2022 for Best Nightlife Innovative Project, Best Collaborative Project in Defense of Nightlife, Best Act of Excellence and Protection of Clients’ and Workers’ Safety, Best Residency, Most Sustainable Venue, and Best Nightlife Business Group will be given.
Previous to the Golden Moon Awards, for the sixth consecutive edition, the 8th International Nightlife Congress will take place. Both events will be held together with the Spanish Nightlife Congress, Spain’s most important nightlife event. The Congress will start by discussing the "Safety and Quality the Foundation for Nightlife" followed by the panel "Kick-Starting Nightlife Worldwide After a Pandemic", and “Innovation and New Technologies in Nightlife”.
The round table discussion "Kick-Starting Nightlife Worldwide After a Pandemic" will have the participation of international DJ Roger Sanchez.

Last days left to vote for The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 list

The list will be made public on November 30th
We are pleased to remind you that there are only 10 days left to vote for your favorite venue for The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 since the voting period will close on November 1, 2022. Don’t miss out and give your favorite venue the opportunity of making a position on the list. The voting platform opened on September 1 and has already received over 250,000 votes.

The list to be made public on November 30th at the 7th Golden Moon Awards

As you may know, the International Nightlife Association (INA) is making a comeback with the 8th International Nightlife Congress and 7th Golden Moon Awards Gala in Tenerife, Spain. The event will gather nightlife representatives, staff, officials, and sponsors from around the world, creating a forum to assess the sector’s recovery and challenges to make the nightlife industry stronger than ever before. The chosen venue for said events is the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife.

As a novelty, this 8th edition of the International Nightlife Congress will be held together with the 3rd Spanish Nightlife Congress and the 2nd Canary Leisure Congress, all organized by the International Nightlife Association, Spain Nightlife, and the Business Circle of the South of Tenerife (CEST).

The congresses will feature presentations and round tables in which representatives of public administrations, business associations, those responsible for large companies, SMEs, and the self-employed in the nightlife sector will be able to contribute different perspectives with the main objective of the search for excellence. In addition, it is proposed as a networking space in which economic actors can generate relationships both within the sector and between this and other economic areas.

During the evening of November 30, the INA will host the 7th Golden Moon Awards Gala where among other awards, the list of The World’s 100 Best Clubs 2022 will be released.

According to Mr. Joaquim Boadas, Secretary General of the INA, “We are proud to re-launch our annual event after the hardships endured these past two years due to the pandemic. The nightlife industry as one of the hardest-hit needs the opportunity to come together and become stronger than ever. We would like to appeal to the leading nightlife businesses worldwide to take part in these events and pave the way for the sector’s future.

Omnia Las Vegas was named Best Club in the World as well as winning an award for Best Bookings. After a day of intense debated, the 3rd International Nightlife Congress finalized the night of the 26th of October with the Golden Moon Award ceremony. The ceremony rewarded best practices in the industry as well as administrations and other organizations in 16 different categories. For one day Las Vegas has become epicentre of debate for the progress of the nightlife industry, establishing dialogues on topics such as the development of nightlife districts, the quality of life, the influence of the music industry, tourism marketing, nightlife & technology, responsibility, security, among others.

Both Ibiza and Las Vegas, two of world’s main nightlife capitals, won awards in various categories. Omnia was the final winner of the Best Club in the World Golden Moon, after a vote led by all of the components of the different nightlife associations from around the world. Ushuaïa Ibiza won second place, Green Valley the third and Pacha Ibiza the forth. Space Ibiza, winner of the fifth place, was also recognized with the award for Most Historical Club and Ushuaïa Ibiza for Best Nightlife Business Development. The Best Booking Service was awarded to Omnia and Best Customer Service was presented to club X's, both also located in Las Vegas.

The Hakkasan Group from the United States won one year more the award for Best Marketing Strategy and Pacha Group from Spain was recognized in the category Best Nightlife Business Group.

The San Francisco Entertainment Commission was warranted a special mention for their outstanding and responsible support to the industry. Another awarded with a Golden Moon was the Night Time Industries Association, winning in the category for Best Awareness Campaign for their inniative “Save Nightlife”. Best Security Action went to DEKRA Certification for the “International Nightlife Safety Seal”, following Keep Sydney Open win for the most original action in defense of nightlife. The Funktion-One repeted this year with  the award for Best Sound System after managing musical events such as Chemical Brothers concerts, Glastonbury Festival, London's Millenium Dome Central Show, and more recently The Glade Festival. The awards even travelled to Dubai for the Best VIP Service offered by Club Provocateur.

In the category for Best Franchise the award went one year more to Space Moscow, and for Most Original Club it went to Warung Brasil. Lastly, as best booking platform was voted Nightspender.

This was the second edition of the Golden Moon Awards, celebrated as part of the framework of the 3rd International Nightlife Congress, and will be back again next year for the next edition of the congress, which will take place in Ibiza. This event will be celebrated alternating between both locations, being held in Ibiza on odd years and Las Vegas the years that are pair.

List of the 100 World's Best Clubs 2016 

Delegates from Europe, America to Asia will attend the 3rd International Nightlife Congress at the World Market Center on October 26th in Las Vegas, NV, USA. We will convene the ​w​orld’s foremost thinkers, policymakers, developers, ​entrepreneurs and industry stars for a conversation on helping save and shape the nightlife industry of the future. “Join the movement of people who care about saving nightlife, by helping make nightlife safe! ​Help celebrate our mission to protect and support the positive social, economic, and cultural contributions of the nightlife industry” stated J.C. D​iaz, 1st Vi​ce President of the International Nightlife Association (INA).​
Our nightlife industry is ​under constant threat. From being soft targets for terrorism and increasing violence, blaming patron drug abuse on venues/ promoters, banning or placing moratoriums on EDM-related events, new housing built close to existing venues without soundproofing, strict licensing laws, and costly operating requirements – have all played a role in eroding our nightlife.
The first part of the congress will revolve around the Nightlife & Development of nightlife districts that attract people to keep going out. The discussion will be led by Jim Peters, President of the Responsible Hospitality Institute; Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission; and Elizabeth Peterson of the Elizabeth Peterson Group. Maurizio Pa​sca, President of the European Nightlife Association and President of SILB (Italy); Paul Seres, Managing Member of the New York City Hospitality Alliance; Chris ‘Sarge’ Curtis, Founder of the Dow​ntown Rang​ers of Las Vegas DowntownProject.com, w​ill be taking part on Nightlife & Quality of Life.
The second block of talks will cover Nightlife & Entertainment and the influence of the music industry led by Sat Bisla, President of A&R Worldwide and MUSEXPO; Josh East, Founder of LeakySync. The panel on Nightlife & Tourism Marketing will be discussed by Barak Schurr, the Global Director of Dance & Nightlife at Eventbrite (Founder of Wantickets); Louie La Vella, the Author of ‘Nightclub & Bar Marketing’, and Producer of the Ever After Music Festival; and Andrew Gennuso, President of 420 Tours (medical cannabis experiences) in Las Vegas.
The Nightlife & Technology panel will have Amy Vanhook, Co-Founder of UrVenue; Benjamin Torres, of Hooch app; and Cindy Rothquel Dufau, the Business Development Manager at the on-line reservations platform NightSpender.
The panel on Nightlife & Responsibility will be addressing controversial topics with Stefanie Jones, Director of Audience Development at the Drug Policy Alliance; Kim Knight representig the Electronic Music Alliance, and CEO of Buddy.Systems; Emanuel Sferios, Founder, Dancesafe. Secretary, Amend The Rave Act. and Producer & Director, of MDMA The Movie.
The Nightlife & Operations panel will be joined by Cy Waits, a famous Nightlife Impresario; Roberto Coppola, Director Market Research & Consumer Insights, at YWS Design & Architecture; a​nd​ Andrew Walsh, Captain at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The last session of talks will deal with the safety and security issues that are affecting the industry on an international level. The “International Nightlife Safety Seal” will be introduced by Joaquim Boadas, Secretary of the INA, as a solution to lower liability, risk and calls for service. This topic will be presented by Robert Smith, President of Nightclub Security Consultants; Doug Haines, Security Consultant representing the Security Industry Association; and United States Marshall of Nevada, Christopher Hoye.
The International Nightlife Association tries to confront the principal problems of the sector to find entertainment places safer for everybody, without detracting the magnitude of this industry on the economy. The last year in Ibiza the congress was a success and we are sure that this year in Las Vegas we will surpass our expectations” said Abel Matutes Prats, President of the International Nightlife Association. 
This year’s conference in Las Vegas will also include the announcement of the 2nd International Golden Moon Awards winners. The aim is to become an International Nightlife Awards benchmark chosen by a panel of industry professionals. We will be presenting the “100 Best Clubs” in the world and the “Best Club in the World” right after the International Nightlife Congress. An after-party will follow.

Complete program of the events

 P R O G R A M

25th-28th OCTOBER 2016


Day 1 (Tuesday, October 25 2016) . Registration and Check-In / Welcome 

9:00am - 5:00pm   Registration and Check In
 6:00pm - 8:00pm         Welcome Reception / Networking Business Mixer 


Day 2 (Wednesday, October 26 2016) . 3rd International Nightlife Congress

8:00am - 6:00pm         Registration, check-in and credentials collection @ Las Vegas World Market Center


President’s welcoming speech "State of the Industry, trends, and opportunities"
- Abel Matutes, CEO of Palladium Hotel Group, Owner of Ushuaia Ibiza; President of INA
9:15am - 10:00am   1st Session: "Nightlife & Development; real estate, colleges, transportation"
- Jim Peters, President of Responsible Hospitality Institute
- Jocelyn Kane, Executive Director of San Francisco Entertainment Commission
- Elizabeth Peterson, Owner of Elizabeth Peterson Group (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
10:00am - 10:45am    1st Workshop: "Nightlife & Quality of Life"
- Maurizio Pasca, President of European Nightlife Association; President of SILB
- Paul Seres, Founder of New York City Hospitality Alliance; Member of Helios Hospitality Group
- Chris Curtis, Founder of Downtown Rangers for Las Vegas DowntownProject.org
10:45am - 11:00am   Coffee Break
11:00am - 11:45am   2nd Session: "Nightlife & Entertainment/Music Licensing"
- Sat Bisla, President of A&R Worldwide, MUSEXPO
- Josh East, Founder of LeakySync
11:45am - 12:30pm   2nd Workshop: "Nightlife & Tourism Marketing"
- Barak Schurr, Global Director of Dance & Nightlife at Eventbrite (Founder of Wantickets)
- Louie La Vella, Author 'Nightclub & Bar Marketing', Producer of Ever After Music Festival
12:30pm - 2:00pm   Luncheon "Nightlife food & beverage trends"
- Cut and Taste
2:00pm - 2:45pm   3rd Session: "Nightlife & Operations"
- Roberto Coppola, YWS Design & Architecture
- Speaker TBA
2:45pm - 3:30pm   3rd Workshop: "Nightlife & Technology"
- Amy Van Hook, Co-Founder at UrVenue
- Cindy Rothquel, Business Development at NightSpender
- Benjamin Torres, VP Operations at Hooch
3:30pm - 4:15pm   4th Session: "Nightlife & Responsibility; alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, minors"
- Stefanie Jones, Director of Audience Development at Drug Policy Alliance
- J.C. Diaz, Executive Director of the Nightlife Foundation
4:15pm - 5:00pm  
4th Workshop: "Nightlife & Security: Learn how to improve nightlife venue safety against fires, terrorism and other threats"
- Robert Smith, President of Nightclub Security Consultants
- Doug Haines, Security Industry Association
- Joaquim Boadas, General Secretary of International Nightlife Association


Day 2 (Wednesday, October 26 2016) . 2nd Golden Moon Awards

8:00pm - 9:00pm   Reception of participants and authorities
9:00pm - 10:00pm   The Golden Moon Awards ceremony
10:00pm        Official closing party (held in TBA)


Day 3 (Thursday, October 27 2016)

1:00pm - 3:00pm        
Visit tourist city
Go around the city of Las Vegas to visit monuments, hotels and most iconic casinos.
Lunch in Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Located on the famous Strip, a replica of the monument is where Chef.J. Joho serves
French food.Each dish is carefully prepared and is a real delight for the palate.
The restaurant is located more than 30 meters in height.
5:00pm - 9:00pm   Rest
9:00pm - 11:00pm  
Gastronomic tour night
With a gastronomic Guide, visit up to five of the most acclaimed restaurants in Las Vegas
to enjoy some of the best dishes of high-end and gourmet delights that the city offers.This
night tour is designed for adventurous appetites and has a duration of 3 hours.
Tour Clubs
Visit up to four of the best new clubs in Las Vegas in a single night: Budweiser Beer Park,
Cabo Wabo, Omnia, Drais.


Day 4 (Friday, October 28 2016)

5:00pm - 7:00pm        
Gastronomic tour afternoon
Walking tour of 2.5 hours along the Las Vegas Strip with a guide. You will visit four restaurants
where you can taste up to 12 dishes from a variety of different types of cuisine.
Jewel Nightclub
Don't miss the opportunity to see the great Steve Aoki in Jewel Nightclub in Las Vegas

 * The activities corresponding to days 3 and 4 (27-28 October), are to be optional, and are excluded from the general Congress ticket & Awards.



2nd International Nightlife Congress & 1st International Nightlife Awards, the Golden Moon Awards - October 7th and 8th 2015, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

After many months of hard work, we can finally announce that next 7th and 8th October will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza the 2nd International Nightlife Congress and the 1st International Nightlife Awards, the Golden Moon Awards ceremony.

The different speeches that will be given during the International Nightlife Congress, will be about noise pollution, security, alcohol (October 7th) and taxes (October 8th morning), all of them with the participation of worldwide known speakers.

At the Golden Moon Awards’ ceremony that will take place on October 8th at night, also at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza, the list of “The 100 world’s best clubs” will be announced, and among them, “The world's Best Club”.

Up to now, there are more than 100 people registered for the events so, taking into account that we have to reserve 100 seats more for the representatives of the 100 world’s best clubs that are going to be announced that night, we only have about 350 seats left. The registration applications received will be attended by strict order of reception.

Take also in account that special conditions will be offered to attendants to the different events on accommodation at the hotels Gran Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & spa 5*, Gran Palladium White Island Resort & Spa 5*, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza or Ushuaia Beach Hotel, and also, special rates for the flights for those attendants that fly with Iberia. If you are interested in attending the events register here http://InternationalNightlifeAwards.org If you need more information related to special conditions on accommodation or flights you can directly contact by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fifteen top notch speakers from the nightlife industry will lead the conferences of the 2nd International Nightlife Congress that will take place on October 7th and 8th at the Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza. More than 500 people from different countries will be attending the event that will raise a dialogue on how to enhance the industry as well as sharing their vision and experiences.

The first part of the congress will revolve around noise pollution. The founder of the New York City Hospitality Alliance and ex-president of the New York Nightlife Association, Paul Seres, the president of the National Association of the Bar, Club and Show Industry of Mexico (ANIDICE) and 3rd vice-president of the International Nightlife Association of Latin America, Ismael Rivera, along with the general director of the Audiotec Group, Ana Espinel and the sound director of CESVA, Marçal Serra, will be taking part.

The second block concentrated in the first day of talks will point at a controversial topic: alcohol. The general director of Spirits EUROPE, Paul Skehan, the general director of the Spanish Institute for Quality Tourism, Fernando Fraile, the president of the Responsible Institute of North America, Jim Peters, and the CEO of HOTREC, Christian de Barri, will lead the presentations and debates.

The third round of speeches on October 7th will cover a topic as critical as security, where proposals of security improvement in establishments will be debated. The security distinctive awarded under the “Secure Nightlife Venue” seal will be presented, which will distinguish the most secure venues.  In this epigraph, the head of the Affiliated Member program of the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) Yolanda Perdomo, the COO of the ICDQ Group, Miquel Picas, the Chief of the New York Fire Department, Robert Keys and the Detective Sargent of the New York Police Department, Jerry Kane will take part of the talks.

The last block of talks will take place in the morning of October 8th and will deal with the taxing system that affects the industry on an international level. This topic will be presented by the Deputy Assistant Director of VAT at the Spanish Finance Ministry, Ricardo Álvarez, the primary associate of the tax department of Garrigues, Santiago Janer, the Senior Partner of the tax department of Garrigues Brussels, Salvador Pastoriza, the president of the Italian Nightlife Association and the European Nightlife Association, Maurizio Pasca, and the president of the American Association of Nightlife and first vice-president of the International Nightlife Association, Juan Carlos Diaz.

First Golden Moon Awards

It will be the first time that the nightlife industry celebrates an international award ceremony. The gala will be presenting the hundred best clubs in the world, chosen by professional voting and will reveal, among them, 2015’s “Best Club in the World”. The “Golden Moons” will also award categories such as “Best Nightlife Business Development”, “Best Nightlife Company”, “Best Government Supporting Nightlife”, “Best Campaign for Nightlife Awareness” and “Best Security Action”. During the ceremony, there will also be special mentions in subcategories for the clubs with best VIP sections, best sound systems, best customer service, best medical attention, best marketing strategy, best franchise, the most historical club and, finally, the most original club.