VibeLab Asia Pacific presents the inaugural edition of Global Cities After Dark Parramatta – a capacity building and resilience-focused program of international keynotes, sector-specific workshops and a ‘Celebrate Local’ dinner event, co-designed with local night-time economy sector leaders.
Global Cities After Dark Parramatta spans a full week of sector-specific workshops commencing Monday 15th November to Friday 19th November and marks the first time the Western Sydney nighttime sector has actively come together since the easing of the recent COVID restrictions. The program focuses on planning ahead, aligned with the implementation of the NSW Government 24-Hour Economy Strategy.
Each night of the program will focus on a different sector with an international keynote speaker and workshops led by local stakeholders sharing their expertise and key insights into the deliverables necessary for a thriving, creative, sustainable and competitive 24-hour nightlife economy. The program industry sector involves:
- Live Music and Entertainment
- Major Events and Cultural Tourism
- Transport and Safety
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Steven Issa notes “with a wide range of diverse and authentic dining offerings, award-winning festivals, a lauded arts and entertainment scene, and enviable sporting facilities, the City of Parramatta is perfectly positioned to become a thriving 24-hour economy. Council is proud to support initiatives like Global Cities After Dark Parramatta, which will help grow and expand our night-time economy.”
As part of Parramatta Lanes and to conclude the week’s intensive industry-focused program, a three-course culinary and live music event will be held on Friday 19th November. ‘Celebrate Local’ features some of Western Sydney’s exciting artists strongly reflecting the social, cultural and musical transformation currently simmering in Western Sydney and beyond. Becca Hatch, Jamaica Moana, Nardean and DJ Carolina Gasolina will be performing throughout the night, hosted by the effervescent Kamilaroi presenter Matty Mills at Club Parramatta.
A special panel ‘Future Proofing Parramatta’s 24-Hour Economy’ will be presented during the dinner detailing the key takeaways from the workshops during the week. Speakers include Vyvienne Abla (Vyva Entertainment), Andrew Levins, Michael Jollon (City of Parramatta) + more to be announced.
Tickets for the Celebrate Local dinner are on sale now with limited capacity.
For more information and to purchase tickets to Celebrate Local, please click here.
Global Cities After Dark Parramatta 2021 full program here.
Global Cities After Dark Parramatta is sponsored by the NSW Government and City of Parramatta.
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8th January 2021 – Parramatta postpones its inaugural outdoor ‘Summer Nights’ event
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