The Brighton Summit

Brighton Summit - business conference - Look Up

Brighton Summit: Look Up

Brighton Summit is a conference that brings together our city’s diverse business community for a day of inspiring talks, practical workshops and new experiences.

This year’s theme was 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.

Over 350 attendees joined us, making it the most well attended Summit to date. 

What happened? 

Three keynote speakers

Claire Mason Founder and CEO of the award-winning Man Bites Dog and her session ‘Look Up, scale up!’ 
Misha Glenny global expert and author of McMafia answered the questions ‘How the hell did we get here? And how do we get out!’ 
Katherine Courtney former CEO of UK Space Agency in 2017 shared how she was ‘Bitten by the Space Bug’

Five expert workshops

What does it mean to lead a 21st century business? Led by Nicole Bradfield.
Powerful and purposeful storytelling for businesses Led by Sam Knowles.
The secret of getting your price right  Led by Julia Chanteray.
How to navigate the MarTech maze Led by James Dempster.
Problem thinking, problem solving Led by Chrissy Totty.

Four speaker sessions

Stephen Boobyer CEO at circular economy and tech business World of Books. 
Andy Winter CEO of Brighton Housing Trust. 
Rosy and Ed  from Lewes FC.  
Neil Gibb consultant, writer, speaker and social advocate.

Eight Event Horizon hours 

Where will the rhythm take you? 
The big knowledge share networking session 
Come and be herd 
Find the magic in the mundane 
Believe that 
Mix, blend and taste   
The Lego® Serious Play® Challenge: 3D modelling to evoke new ideas

Take a look at the day in pictures here. Thanks to Light Trick Photography for capturing the day. 


Words and stories by Insight Agents

Event branding by REBORN

Printing by Gemini

Supporting copy by Laura Darling and Tell Your Story Better.


Here's what happened at the 2017 Brighton Summit: Embracing the Unknown