One inspiring city,
one amazing venue

The Brighton Centre combines excellence with a fantastic location and facilities, delivering an outstanding quality of service to all of our conference organisers and visitors

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Why Choose The Brighton Centre?

Why Choose The Brighton Centre?

With a sales and events team experienced in managing high profile and high security events, we promise our clients will receive the best customer service and satisfaction from start to finish.

The venue is centrally located on Brighton seafront, within easy walking distance of the city’s major hotels, restaurants and attractions. With light, airy and spacious interiors, panoramic sea views and easy access.

A flexible, compact venue with the capacity to accommodate conferences of 400–4,450 delegates, offering 5,000m² exhibition space and 23 syndicate rooms.
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Planning

Planning

Our staff offer exceptional knowledge and support to clients, gained from over 30 years’ experience in running high-profile, high-security, national and international events.

Every event at the Brighton Centre is overseen by a dedicated event manager from our operations team, keen to ensure that each aspect is delivered smoothly.

From your initial enquiry to the end of your conference, your journey with us will be one you’ll remember for all the right reasons.

ORGANISER RESOURCES

We can help you with many different aspects of your event planning from organising your conference hotels  to social activities in the City, contact colleagues at VisitBrighton who will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

Pre-Event - Preparation

Pre-Event - Preparation

Our sales team will discuss your event requirements at length and produce a bespoke proposal based on your needs and the complexity of your event. The venue will be exclusively yours for the duration of your time with us and our experience will ensure our light and airy seafront spaces are maximised to their full potential.

Contact us with any questions or to book a site visit and our sales team will work with you every step of the way.

Emma Thurlow

Business & Sales Manager
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Emma Thurlow

Business & Sales Manager

I first came to Brighton in 2004 whilst studying for a degree that focused on the management of arts and events including their wider impact in terms of city regeneration and tourism. It was May at the start of the Festival, and I watched the Children’s Parade – thousands of children marching through the streets with hand-made puppets, lots of colour and excitement filled the city. It was this that made me fall in love with Brighton.

So, I moved straight down here after graduating and it became my home city where I choose to work and raise a family. I started my career managing business events in the city’s hotel venues before moving to the VisitBrighton Convention Bureau where I had the privilege of selling our wonderful city both nationally and internationally as a key business tourism destination.

I am proud to sell and promote Brighton’s main conference and exhibition centre, indeed the largest convention centre in the South East outside of London, and I would be delighted to support your organisation in securing your next event in our inspirational building and city by the sea!

Louise Wyborn

Senior Sales & Client Services Executive
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Louise Wyborn

Senior Sales & Client Services Executive

I'm originally from a small town near Bath in the South West, but have lived in Sussex for over 25 years now and I love it here! Being near the coast, but also being near to Gatwick are two highlights of living in the South East, I am in Brighton near the beach to enjoy warm sunny British days (rare), but I'm also near an airport to take me to the European sun (where there is much) at all other times!

Regarding my working life I have always worked in Sales, starting in the travel industry and then moving onto events. I have been a part of the Conference Sales Team at the Brighton Centre since October 2006. That's how good it is here! My work involves being the first point of contact that clients have with the venue, submitting proposals, hosting client site visits, securing and contracting new and repeat conference business. My client account management is my strength and relationship building is what I enjoy and I believe when you enjoy something, you are happy and if you are happy, you thrive and do a good job.

I enjoy helping clients to understand how the venue can work for their event and working out the finer details to ensure they are confident that we can meet all their needs to ensure a successful event here.

Catering

Catering

Be Seasoned (formally Kudos), our long standing catering partner understands that food plays a pivotal role in any successful event and has the experience and creativity to design exactly what you need.

We can provide menu packs or work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your budget and tastes.

With a focus on fresh locally sourced ingredients your event requirements will be delivered to the highest standard.

 

 

Event

Event

Once you confirm your event with us you will be supported by a dedicated event manager from our operations team. Their experience and skills will support you in the planning process, helping you to ensure that everything runs smoothly and successfully from start to finish.

Our operations team know that a successful event starts long before your visitors arrive and in the lead up to your event will support you by:

  • Ensuring that your event makes best possible use of the spaces and facilities available;
  • Developing the special touches that will make your event distinctive;
  • Planning the pre- and post-event logistics and access requirements;
  • Meeting delegate and visitor needs both before and during the event;
  • Taking care of security and meeting health and safety requirements;
  • Providing the best possible access facilities for delegates and visitors;
  • Delivering you an outstanding event exceeding all expectations

Post Event

Post Event

We will be in contact not long after your event for all comments and feedback as we are always looking to improve.

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An excellent venue serviced with superb staff - this was our first time but I’m sure it won't be our last.

Susan Chandler British Association for Psychopharmacology

Sustainability and the Brighton Centre

Sustainability and the Brighton Centre

The Brighton Centre is committed to being a sustainable venue and improving the impact that we, and the events that we host, have on our local environment and the planet.

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Venue Security

Venue Security

As a large public venue, The Brighton Centre takes security extremely seriously. We have a number of security measures in place some that can be seen and some that cannot in order to minimise the possibility of an incident in our venue.

In order to achieve this, we work closely with counter terrorism Police who provide briefings and recommendations about security in our venue which are regularly assessed and enhanced as required.

We urge conference organisers to equally consider the security implications of their events and work closely with us to ensure the safety and security of their delegates and conference teams. You and your delegates play an essential role in keeping everyone safe and you can find some important guidance on this here:

What You Can Do | Counter Terrorism Policing

Lastly as part of your conference pre-planning and during the event please ask your delegates to remain vigilant at all times and if they have any concerns at all about anyone or anything that they feel could pose a potential threat please do not hesitate to report it to venue staff – you can never be too over cautious!