Creative Impact

Lutz Leichsenring

Lutz Leichsenring is a consultant, keynote speaker and one of the world’s leading advocates on protecting nighttime economies. He also ran a nightclub and restaurant until 2010. Since 2009, Lutz has been the spokesman and executive board member for the Berlin Clubcommission and has fought tirelessly for the rights of Berlin’s vast underground club scene. His role has led Lutz into the Berlin Musicboard and the city’s 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 to support nighttime governances. Lutz is also part of the collaborative research project "Global Nighttime Recovery Plan" which has released several chapters to advise and showcase night time economies.