The theme for this year’s Brighton Summit is ‘Embracing the Unknown’. Now in its fifth year, the Summit brings together 350 of Brighton’s entrepreneurs, CEOs, charities, start-ups and larger businesses, and those interested in business in Brighton.

Sarah Springford, director of Brighton Chamber, the team behind the Summit, says, “We’ve lined up an A-list of speakers designed to help businesses continue to do well in this crazy world in which we currently find ourselves.”

DaisyThe first keynote speaker, Daisy Cresswell, is co-founder of the award-winning social media company Liberty842 whose clients include TV and many big brands. In her talk, From WTF to What if …, Daisy will cut through the hyperbole and show the true value of social media to connect, disrupt and engage in a meaningful way.


Guy Standing Guy Standing is the second keynote with a talk entitled When work doesn’t pay: Ideas for a better economic system. Guy is an economist and a Professorial Research Associate at SOAS, University of London, and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network. Guy will talk about why the current economic system is broken and why the idea of a basic income is an exciting alternative. His recent books include The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011).

Ciro RomanoCiro Romano is the high growth keynote. After growing up in Glasgow, he trained and worked as a lawyer before starting Neapolitan Music whose recorded music includes the award-winning soundtrack to Slumdog Millionaire. In 2013 Ciro had a ‘big idea’ and created the Love Supreme Jazz Festival. Held in Glynde, this year it was a sell-out with 30,000 festival goers. He will talk about embracing his unknowns from the early years to breakthrough and new challenges.

Attendees can choose one of five expert workshops:

There’s an Unknown Hour where delegates can have fun and challenge themselves by doing something unusual and completely unknown.

The afternoon session includes four business stories and interviews with:

The food and drink at the Summit is supplied by local businesses including Spade and Spoon, Raise Bakery, Sugardough, Higgidy, Fin & Farm, Bison Beer.

You can get your ticket and find out more here

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