Andrew has been involved in nightlife related issues for many years participating in local nightlife strategic planning; developed campaigns utilising social marketing approaches; providing training and conducting research. His current work includes adverse childhood experiences, healthy weight and physical activity initiatives. Andrew spoke at the first Club Health conference in 1997 and has attended most international events. Along with host city colleagues, he has organised recent Club Health conferences in Prague, San Francisco, Lisbon, Dublin and Amsterdam. Occasionally, Andrew takes to the stage as a member of a funk and soul band.
Judith Noijen is a senior staff member of the prevention department of Jellinek in Amsterdam. Jellinek Prevention responds to developments in the field of alcohol and drug related issues, education, policy and research. Judith’s focus has been on promoting the role of health and education in preventing nightlife related risks. She has done so through research, drug checking, staff training, peer education interventions and setting up a strong network and structure in close cooperation with event organisers and club owners.
Ella is a cultural consultant with an emphasis on social and urban development. She is the co-founder of the Night-Mayor foundation in Amsterdam; an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining a dynamic nightlife while strengthening connections between the municipality, small business owners and residents to sustain Amsterdam as a creative capital. She loves to be at the forefront of social, and cultural development in nightlife and beyond. She works on the progressive harm reduction campaign ‘Celebrate Safe’ a national campaign for all the festivals and clubs that support safe partying. Think in possibilities not limitations is her credo. Next to her main projects she is always busy with spaces and places to stimulate the creative value for the city of Amsterdam.
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Floor van Bakkum, is manager at Jellinek Prevention in Amsterdam. She is involved in development of local and national policy concerning alcohol and drugs (in the city of Amsterdam and nationwide). Floor is spokesperson and a member of the city's so called red alert team. The red alert team assesses the situation on the drug market and decides if a warning should be issued to the public.
Julie and Susanne are policy advisors at the Public Order and Safety department of the municipality of Amsterdam. In recent years they worked for the municipality on various issues related to crime control and safety at events and the hospitality industry. They were involved in the development and implementation of Amsterdam's policy framework on dance events (regarding drugs, health issues and safety) and are responsible for the preparations for the Amsterdam Dance Event - the ‘world’s biggest club event’.