Description du projet

Risk prevention in the party scene : How about saving lives?

Parties and festivals attract the young, who may be tempted to try a psychotropic experience. In a liberal era where everything is there to be exploited, the availability of new synthetic drugs has exploded around the world, with unscrupulous traffickers/entrepreneurs taking advantage of the coming of the net. Combining marketing (packaging, slogans) and a total lack of control, new chemical combinations are continually trying to stay one step ahead of the legislation, are also on sale at unbeatable prices. These products are readily available in a few clicks to a growing market that is ill informed of the risks.
Their diversity and rapid reinvention demand new patterns of intervention and preventative campaigns in order to reduce risks. But accidents and tragic deaths have increased in Europe in recent months, making it is more urgent than ever to address the issue and to propose new forms of prevention and of information. Product testing by authorised organisations directly at events (festivals, clubs) is one of the solutions provided in some countries through direct contact with the consumer. But what about France?

Panelists :
• Mirik Milan (Night Mayor of Amsterdam),
• Mark Lawrence (CEO of AFEM)
• Brendan Munn (Casualty doctor and expert in risk prevention, Canada)
• Magalie Martinez (Research Analyst at the Observatoire Français des drogues et des toxicomanies / Pôle Tendances Récentes et Nouvelles Drogues (TREND) / Dispositif SINTES
• Nicolas Matenot (Association Plus Belle la Nuit)
• Vincent Benso (Sociologist Technoplus, TREND)

The politics of dancing

The arrival of politics in the the world of partying and of the night, which constitutes a wholly separate economy, materialised in the last few years with the arrival of Mayors or Councils of the Night, specifically dedicated to night life. The city of Amsterdam, which initiated the movement in 2007, has understood that a person who lives at night is not of lesser importance than those who live by day.
In France, Toulouse, Nantes and Paris have followed suit. In Geneva, a High Council of the Night of has also been launched. Following a petition by many of the Paris’ major nightlife players in 2009, the Council of the Night was formed in 2010, and that led to the creation of a post of Night Advisor in Paris… in 2014.
The status, role, direction and legitimacy of Night Mayors will all be examined by this panel. Do politicians take them seriously? Are their actions credible and followed-up on ikn constructive ways? Can useful laws be derived from what they get involved in, to create true night neighbourhoods?
The night is an economic sector in its own right, not limited merely to festivals and music. In order to create growth and jobs, grow the tourism sector and light up social networks, the world of the night needs to be heard.

• Mirik Milan (Night Mayor of Amsterdam),
• Eric Labbé (Head of Communication Zig Zag Club and YoYo-Palais in Tokyo. Activiste. DJ. Member Council of the Night)
• Frédéric Hocquard (Night Advisor in Paris and Delegate of the First Deputy Mayor of Paris)
• Christophe Vidal, (President of Toulouse Nocturne and Night Mayor of Toulouse)
• Alexander Buscheli Member of the association Safer Clubbing , Safer Nightlife Switzerland, President of the European New Net network )
Moderator : Olivier Pellerin of Mouv
From Kraftwerk and Jarre to Liebing, Tiësto and Hardwell Electronic Music Rules….What Next?

Electronic music has finally become part of the landscape of mainstream popular music almost everywhere in the world, alongside rock, jazz, and reggae, especially now that the US market, so long reluctant to dance, has finally succumbed.
But with the genre’s popularity affecting several generations of music fans, and stretching from South Africa to Las Vegas through Rio de Janeiro and beyond, now is a good time to think about how the scene can stay relevant and healthy. Consequently Paris Electronic Week is putting the electronic scene under the microscope in order to understand its strengths and weaknesses and examine how it can survive and thrive.
This discussion comes at a time when many events in France have been canceled, when local artists have difficulty living from their music while their contemporaries abroad benefit from an electronic economy is often stronger and more developed. But with Diplo stating that his Spotify income allows him to live very well, how come many artists say otherwise? Did Daft Punk really have to leave France to succeed in the way they did?

Panelists :

• Richard Zijlma (Director of the Amsterdam Dance Event),
• Pedro Nonato (Partner and International Director of the Rio Music Conference, Rio Music Carnival et MMLive Productions)
• Mark Lawrence (CEO of AFEM)
• Georgia Tagliatti (Director of Communication, Sonar)

Moderator : Gary Smith, curator of the Rio Music Conference, Amsterdam Dance Event, Paris Electronic Week)