41 Monday, 14 September 2009 London Lite 3 more club events Partylikeaprofessional Mixbusinessandpleasureattheworldsbiggestfestival-conference BY OLIVIA WALMSLEY Hands in the air: join in the fun at the Amsterdam Dance Event 1Winter Music Conference,Miami, every March (wintermusicconference.com) 2Sonar, Barcelona, every June(sonar.es) 3SouthbySouthwest, Austin,Texas, every March (sxsw.com) WHATS GOING ON? YOU might assume clubbing and net- working dont mix, that business deals are not best brokered when youre sweaty and exhausted, having got your rave on for a nine-hour set from your favourite record-spinner. But next months A m s t e r d a m D a n c e E v e n t (21-24 October) might prove you wrong. The worlds biggest electronic music festival-cum-conference plays host to 90,000 music lovers, 700 DJs and 2,000 music industry professionals across 44 venues. There are guest speakers, seminars and business opportunities aplenty -- or you can spend the four days dancing your socks off. WHOS PLAYING? WHO isnt? Try Simian Mobile Disco, Timo Mass, Franois K, Derrick May, Markus Schulz, Deadmau5 and the Stanton Warriors. BED DOWN IF YOU can put it on expenses, check into The Dylan Hotel (dylan amsterdam.com), the super-stylish official conference hotel. Rooms start from 215. Or try the Hotel Brouwer (hotelbrouwer.nl), a canal-side pen- sion built in 1642, rooms from 39. REFUEL AT PONT 13 on Stravangerweg, you can eat your dinner aboard an old ferry bobbing on the water. Main courses include Dutch specialities such as suckling pig with cauliflower, starting from about 10. For something more traditional, but still fashionable, head to Brasserie Bark on Van Baerlestraat for bistro dining and fishy treats, with seafood platters from around 16. DONT MISS HIRE a bike and cycle around the city. Stop off at Anne Franks House, the Van Gogh Museum or the clog museum. If thats too active, check out the many flea markets, such as the Albert Cuypmarkt, selling every- thing from antiques to smoked eel. HOW TO GET THERE easyJet (easyjet.co.uk) f lies to Amsterdam, from 26.99 each way. MORE DETAILS amsterdam-dance-event.nl Wetellyouwheretogoandwhen... Amsterdam London Lite Monday, 14 September 2009 41 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html