Be challenged and inspired at Brighton Summit

A business conference by Brighton Chamber returns to the city next month, and this year it takes the theme of '˜Look Up'.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:15 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:18 pm
Brighton Summit (Photograph: Simon Callaghan)

Brighton Summit’s sixth annual event is designed to celebrate the city’s ‘spirit, resilience and dynamism’ as a business centre.

Keynote speakers include Claire Mason, founder and managing director of strategic ideas company Man Bites Dog, and pioneer of the gender #SayGap movement.

Other keynote speakers include author Misha Glenny, and former head of the UK Space Agency Katherine Courtney. Misha’s addressing what’s next after McMafia, while Katherine’s talk – ‘Bitten by the space bug’ – explores what she calls New Space. Expect to learn as much about new frontiers in data and digital as you do about rockets and satellites.

Brighton Summit (Photograph: Simon Callaghan)

Two new speakers, Stephen Boobyer, the driving force behind World of Books, and Chris Middleton, one of the UK’s leading writers and thinkers in business technology and the editor of The Internet of Business.

This year, Brighton Summit features the Event Horizon Hour, sessions designed to challenge perspectives, established truths, and make delegates look at the world in a new way.

This includes a Summit special escape room developed by GAMIFICATION+ to challenge problem solving skills, critical thinking, communication, creativity, team work, and time management.

The theme ‘Look Up’ means finding opportunities where others see problems and engaging with the world.

A Brighton Chamber spokesperson said: “It’s for anyone in and around Brighton who wants to evolve and grow their business.

“It’s relevant for all kinds of enterprise - from SMEs to start-ups; from multinationals to social enterprises and charities. Whether you’re a business owner, a CEO, or a manager; an entrepreneur or an employee.”

Brighton Summit takes place on Friday, October 12 from 8.30am to 6pm at The Clarendon Centre, Brighton.

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