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Night Time Economy Summit confirms Andy Grimsey as panelist

The Night Time Economy Summit is poised to be the ultimate gathering of night time economy experts around the world

NTIA Night Time Economy Summit day one schedule for speakers and guests

The NTIA have confirmed it will be hosting its Night Time Economy Summit in Greater Manchester between Thursday 8th February to Friday 9th February 2024. 

Hosted at Freight Island, the two day event will feature over 200 speakers across four stages, highlighting new partnerships with entities like Defected, Mustard Media, VibeLab and much more.

The summit aims to address the pivotal role of the Night Time Economy in both international, economic and cultural recovery, spanning discussions on topics such as Brexit, diversity, harm reduction, drug testing, electronic music, safeguarding, women’s safety, health, wellbeing, access to funding, grass roots music, licensing and planning, supply chain energy, cost of living crisis, technology, mental health, live music, events and beyond.

Day one of the summit will feature a dynamic panel discussion featuring licensing expert and solicitor, Andy Grimsey of Poppleston Allen, Tim Shield of John Gaunt & Partners, Sylvia Oates, CEO of Six Till Six, Ian Graham Chief Licensing Police Officer of Metropolitan Police, and Fraser Swift from Manchester City Council Licensing. Together they will delve into key questions surrounding licensing conditions, exploring their necessity, appropriateness and implications for regulatory decision making.

For the full day one schedule, click here.

Andy Grimsey, solicitor at Poppleston Allen states:  “I’m really looking forward to the NTIA Summit in Manchester where I’ll be on a panel with other licensing experts discussing licence conditions, both the good and the bad. There’s a real buzz about this Summit, bringing together so many people involved in the night-time economy, not just in this country but across the world.”

Michael Kill, the dynamic CEO of the Night Time Industries Association comments: “The Night Time Economy Summit 2024 is the crescendo of global collaboration, uniting minds from every corner of the night time universe. Manchester is about to become the epicentre of a revolutionary exchange of ideas that will shape the future of our industry.”

About Andy:

Following a career as a criminal barrister and specialist in personal injury law, Andy joined Poppleston Allen in 2004 and has specialised in licensing law ever since. He co-wrote the Live Music Act 2012. He also wrote the chapter on Premises Licences in Philip Kolvin KC’s Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy (Second Edition).

He advises a wide range of clients ranging from one-off independent premises and festivals through to national chains of pubs, bars, race courses and clubs. He has particular experience in major outdoor events; he helped the Birmingham Commonwealth Games obtain several Premises Licences and assisted iconic music venue, the Milton Keynes Bowl, obtain a new 69,000 capacity premises licence.

He has appeared in licensing hearings at over 100 different licensing authorities across England and Wales, dealing with difficult applications in cumulative impact areas, reviews and summary reviews involving the most serious violent and sexual offences and complex, multi-faceted festival applications.


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