Look Up is the theme of the 2018 Brighton Summit, hosted by Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce. It’s the sixth annual Summit, and they’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.
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. As Oscar Wilde wrote: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Who’s the Brighton Summit for?
The Summit is 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. And whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee.
What will I get from the Brighton Summit?
Fresh perspective. Approaches and ways of working that are genuinely new to you. Skills and techniques that will help your organisation thrive. The tools and confidence to do things differently. Permission to take risks – sensible risks. Low-impact, high-return networking with liked-minded business people. And the most productive and beneficial day out of the office all year.
Missed the 2017 Brighton Summit? Watch the video here.
The event takes place on Friday 12th October 2018 at The Clarendon Centre in New England Street