Spokesperson / Executive Board Member Clubcommission Berlin
Consultant , VibeLab , Creative Footprint, Global Nightlife Manifesto, ...
Lutz Leichsenring is a consultant, keynote speaker and one of the world’s leading advocates on protecting nighttime economies. Running a club, restaurant and an internet startup about nightlife in Germany, since 2009, Lutz has been the spokesman and executive board member for the Berlin Clubcommission and fought tirelessly for the rights of Berlin’s vast underground club scene. His role has led Lutz into the city's Berlin Musicboard and Chamber of Commerce, where he frequently votes on development issues that protect creative space affected by gentrification and overregulation. In 2018 he founded VibeLab together with Mirik Milan, former Night Mayor of Amsterdam. VibeLab is a leading, purpose-driven consultancy agency in all things at night that has expertise and an international network of over 3,000 CCI professionals, scientists, and public officials in more than 100 cities on 6 continents. During the Covid-19 crisis, Lutz initiated "United We Stream", a global music streaming platform and donation campaign to create awareness about club culture affected by the epidemic, and nighttime.org to support nighttime governances. Lutz is also part of the collaborative research project "Global Nighttime Recovery Plan" which releases several Chapters to advise and showcase night time economies.
Just a few years ago, the culture of the night was an industry with no real advocates. Today, in addition to the "Bar and Club Commission" and the night mayors, various voices speak out for benefit of the culture of the night. This workshop is intended to promote the practical exchange between the German-speaking nightlife lobby organizations, reflecting on the goals that have already been achieved and the obstacles which are yet to be overcome.