Data After Dark — Adelaide’s night-time economy

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End your working day with bite-sized data, refreshments & networking in the next instalment of AEDA's industry briefings.

Ingenium Research Director Anna Edwards, AEDA Economic Research and Data Analyst Jordon Tomopoulos, and Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier will share bite-sized information about the changing face of Adelaide's night-time economy.

Speakers will provide an update on Adelaide's night-time economy, how our city compares to other states and what’s in store for the future.

Illuminate Adelaide Co-Founder Creative Director Rachael Azzopardi will be the MC for the evening.


Date: Monday 24 July 2023
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Registrations and light refreshments from 4:30 pm, ready for a prompt 5:00 pm start.
Adelaide Festival Centre, Banquet Room. King William Road, Adelaide.


Anna Edwards of Ingenium Research

Ingenium Research Director Anna Edwards

Anna Edwards is a highly experienced economic researcher, specialising in night-time economies. She is co-founder of Ingenium Research, a consultancy renowned for providing bespoke insights about cities at night, with a particular strength in quantitative data analysis. Anna's background in hospitality, coupled with her experience in the music festival industry, sparked her interest in the sector and grounds her research. As a Research Fellow in Urban Studies and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, she is currently researching the night-time economy and night work in Australia, bringing her extensive expertise to these important areas.

Adelaide Economic Development Agency Economic Research and Data Analyst Jordon Tomopoulos

Jordon Tomopoulos monitors the city’s economy and provides insight into an array of focus areas, supporting the evaluation of initiatives to inform strategic decisions at AEDA. Using his tertiary qualifications in economics and background in market research, Jordon uses both quantitative and qualitative research to analyse data, and provide meaning to economic trends.

Research is being conducted on spending and foot-traffic behaviour, population trends and residential demographics, and changes in commercial occupancy rates for office buildings, main streets and accommodation in the city.

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Adelaide Festival Centre Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM

Douglas Gautier AM joined the Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC) in 2006 and, since then, has initiated a major program-led revival. The approach has increased audiences and positioned the Centre as a hub for Asian-Australian cultural engagement.

He has international experience in media, tourism and the arts, including as Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Director of Corporate Affairs of STAR TV and Head of Music and Arts for Radio Television Hong Kong. He was also founding Vice-Chairman of the Asian Arts Festival Association and a Board Member of the Asian Cultural Council (Rockefeller Foundation).

Rachael Azzopardi

Master of Ceremonies - Illuminate Adelaide Co-Founder Creative Director Rachael Azzopardi

Over a 25-year career in the arts, there isn’t much Rachael Azzopardi hasn’t done. From steering the musical spread of Barrie Kosky’s legendary 1996 Adelaide Festival program to overseeing the casting of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

After many years spent living and working away most recently in senior roles at Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Festival and Chunky Move, Rachael returned to her hometown with a purpose. Rachael has put her depth of knowledge and experience to work exploring unchartered territory to bring Illuminate Adelaide to life together with Co-Founder and Creative Director Lee Cumberlidge.

Takeaway points from previous events

Data4Lunch takeaway points — An overview of the city's economy

Data4Lunch, second course, takeaway points — Emerging industry sectors and employment trends

Data4Brunch Takeaway Points — tourism, events and the visitor economy