The Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce hosts the area’s biggest annual business summit tomorrow with an array of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.
The theme of this year’s Brighton Summit – Look Up – is about seeking opportunities and is aimed at business owners and managers, entrepreneurs and even ambitious employees.
The summit – the chamber’s sixth annual one-day conference – takes place tomorrow (Friday 12 October) at the Clarendon Centre, in New England Street, Brighton.
About 360 people are expected to attend the event where Misha Glenny, the author of McMafia, the book and TV series, is among the speakers.
The Chamber said: “After the turbulence of recent years, business owners and entrepreneurs could be forgiven for drawing in their horns, retrenching and looking inwards – for focusing on what they know, harvesting low-hanging fruit and doing everything in their power not to rock the boat.
“But businesses in and around Brighton are different. There’s a quality that infuses our city and radiates out from its beating heart: a spirit of optimism, open-mindedness and opportunity. A spirit that means we zig while others zag, from SMEs to big business. This is best expressed as Look Up.
“Look Up means finding opportunities where others see problems. It means engaging with the world – next door, the next community, over the sea – not closing ourselves off.
“And it means being here now, living in the moment, and not worrying – unduly – about yesterday or tomorrow.
“Look Up is the theme of the 2018 Brighton Summit, hosted by Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s our sixth annual summit and we’ve designed the day to celebrate the spirit that propels our city and what makes ours such a dynamic region in which to do business.”
“The summit is for anyone in and around Brighton who wants to evolve and grow their business.”
The Chamber added that it would be “the most productive and beneficial day out of the office all year”.