What a week!

Well, it seemed that last week passed in a busy blur and my what-a-week-sound-button-anytime-novelty-gift-1hyo3446_518_1feet hardly touched the ground!

We started off by welcoming The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland SCTS, for their annual conference. There were some amazing topics discussed and the poster boards we had around the Brighton Centre went well above my head! I guess that’s why I’m not a cardiothoracic surgeon……We look forward to welcoming them back in the future.

Then on Tuesday we were off bright and early to Excel for International Confex 2013. This year we were stand sharing with our colleagues from VisitBrighton and other venues in the City. Continue reading

Good Luck Michael!

martlets-hospice-logoOn Sunday one of our Event Managers, Michael Marcham, is taking on a charity walk in memory of his late husband Paul and we wanted to take this opportunity to wish him the best of luck!

Paul sadly lost his battle to cancer last year and is missed by all of us here at the Brighton Centre. Everyone knew Paul and loved him dearly; he was a fantastic man who spent his final years stewarding for us at the Centre – a role in which he thrived as it involves helping people and chatting away!

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Confex is here again

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The time has come again for International Confex, and we are delighted to confirm that we will be showcasing the Brighton Centre again. Taking place between the 19-21 March at ExCel London, we are exhibiting alongside VisitBrighton on stand K641.

International Confex is the UK’s leading exhibition for the events industry, organised annually to bring together venues, destinations and support services from across the world. Attracting over 7,000 decision makers, Confex is the perfect platform for anyone organising an upcoming event to compare and evaluate their options, placing them quite literally side-by-side. Throughout the event, a number of seminars with expert guest speakers will also allow professionals in the industry the chance to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the market further.

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THE BRITISH RED CROSS HEAD TO BRIGHTON

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The variety of events here at the Brighton Centre is always plentiful. Next week we are looking forward to opening our doors up to the British Red Cross, ready for its annual National Assembly.

One of the most prestigious charities in the world, the British Red Cross is a humanitarian volunteer-led organisation that aims to help others in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. As a charity full of truly selfless people giving their time and support, its National Assembly gathers over 900 volunteers and staff to celebrate the charity’s achievements. This year’s Assembly, which has the theme of ‘leading in times of change,’ will give the organisation’s volunteers a chance to hear about recent success and discuss upcoming initiatives.

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The Centre through our eyes…

Kyle CollardOver the past year, we’ve dedicated our advertising campaign to our staff, giving you an insight into the Brighton Centre like you’ve never had before. With our series of adverts coming to a close, we look back on our adverts and dedicate our latest to the photographer that made it all happen, Kyle Collard.

Kyle has worked at the Brighton Centre for six years, spending the past three as a full time member of staff. Working behind the scenes as a Venue Services Assistant, Kyle’s role is to help set up all the different events that are held at the Centre. His role requires accuracy, as well as an element of creativity, which perfectly reflects his personal interests and expertise. Continue reading

Are lead-in times getting shorter?

It’s been a funny old year for bookings at the Brighton Centre… not for bookings themselves, that’s all incredibly positive with events confirming between January and December 2012 worth over £150 million to the local economy and enquiries up by up 175% in October 2012 in comparison to October 2011 plus the overall increase in value for potential events has also risen by 410%. But instead with how we see our diary form and how, in turn, we have to manage it. We’re noticing two types of trends with organisers; those who book multiple years far into the future (we’ve got clients confirmed for 2024) but also a significant trend towards companies booking events and conferences with increasingly shortened lead times.

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