BRIGHTON SUMMIT, 13 October
BRIGHTON SUMMIT, 13 October
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.”
The 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 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 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:
- Review your business strategy using Lego
- Explore how mindsets shape your experience / why you experience different challenges in the way that you do
- Our biggest challenge – finding out what our customers actually need
- How to turn your audience into your strongest content creators
- How to lead change in your organisation and your life
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:
- Andy and Pranee Laurillard, founders of 21 Giggling Squid restaurants on why leaping into the unknown is better than not leaping at all
- Mike Dicks, variously a digital media export, TV producer and lobbyist, and who hijacked the 1960’s TV show Trumpton and turned it into a parody of UK politics. Now author and illustrator, Mike lives in Hove with his dog and co-author, Scrabble
- Founder and team member of Mooncup, Eileen Greene, on their successful journey through changing the business into an employee-owned one
- Paul Hutchings about how and why he went from running his marketing research business in Brighton to setting up a refugee charity in Greece
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 www.brightonsummit.com