Welcome message from Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of the City of Tbilisi
On behalf of Tbilisi City Hall, it is my distinct pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all those participating in the 2018 Tbilisi International Night Time Economy Forum (TINTEF) taking place at the Rooms Tbilisi Hotel in the heart of Georgia’s capital, from November 30 to December 1, 2018.
The event aims at adopting a broad dialogue with the participation of all relevant authorities on the role of urban planning and wise management in the development of sustainable Night-Time Economy.
Objective of the forum is to define a night time economy, find ways to activate hidden spaces in the city and encourage growth of a local culture, engage visitors in the cultural life of the city and change perceptions of Tbilisi at night..
TINTEF will provide a platform for the dialogue and discussion on various topics, such as: strategies for growing the night-time economy in Tbilisi, learning from leading night-time economies internationally, infrastructure development, transportation, communication and PR, legislation, licenses and permits, economic development, placemaking and urban Design, activation of anderutilised spaces, research,
planning for a diverse nightlife, noise Impacts, creative Industries and the NTE. The event brings together local and international government officials, professionals and experts who will share best practice approaches to shape vibrant, safe and sustainable NTEs.
Allow me to convey my best wishes to the participants for a very productive and rewarding gathering, as well as to the visitors for a most enjoyable stay in Tbilisi.
We look forward to working with you and hope that we can count on your contribution.
Kakha Kaladze, Mayor
11:00 - Welcoming address by Kakha Kaladze (Mayor of Tbilisi) and Sergi Gvarjaladze (Special Advisor to Mayor of Tbilisi, Head of Tbilisi Night Time Economy Development Project)
Former Night Mayor of Amsterdam
Head of Tbilisi Night Time Economy Development Project
Project Leader, Model Space Project
Project Manager “Nightlife” for the city of Paris
Head of Urban Planning and Renewal Division, Municipal Department of Urban Development
Night Mayor of Amsterdam
President of Toulouse Nocturne
Club Commission, Berlin
Nightlife owner, cultural activist
Deputy Mayor of the City of Nantes
Night Mayor of Vilnius. Music Distributor
Artist and independent professional in participatory city development
Area Director, South West, Arts Council England
Model Space Project
30 November / 1 December, 2018
At the heart of this year’s Tbilisi Night Time Economy project activities was "neWon" Music Festival, brand new event, which took place at the revitalised old factory ('ELECTROWERK', located at 2 Beri Gabriel Salosi street, I Turn) in the city of Tbilisi. The event celebrated the contemporary music featuring a number of bands and musical genres including hip-hop, indie pop, indie rock, live electronic music, new jazz, to name a few.
You can find out more about artists, music, videos, and line-up by visiting the neWon Music Festival website.