Meet in Brighton, leave inspired
- With fantastic transport links and a variety of world-class hotels and venues all within walking distance of each other, Brighton combines a coastal location with a quirky city atmosphere.
- Whether it’s the sea air, the South Downs National Park, or year-round festivals – there’s something for everyone in Brighton. There’s even a Royal Palace, built as a monument to decadence and proof that the city has been at the forefront of entertainment and hospitality for over 200 years.
- Brighton and Hove are also renowned for quirky shopping areas, diverse cultural, music and arts scene, plus its large LGBTQ+ population, leading to its title of the ‘unofficial gay capital of Britain’.
- Under an hour by rail from London and 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport, everything is within walking distance with thousands of hotel rooms close to major Brighton conference centres and venues.
- With strengths in creative technology, health and life sciences, plus environmental studies, Brighton is a destination of choice for inspirational events.
Brighton is virtually on the doorstep of Gatwick airport or a simple one-hour train ride from London Victoria station. Once you arrive, the city is very walkable with the seafront and surrounding venues, hotels and attractions, all a 10-minute from the railway station.
Direct flights from over 220 destinations, including major European and global cities.
Two international airports:
- Gatwick Airport is a 30-minute drive from Brighton city centre.
- Heathrow Airport is 90 minutes from Brighton city centre.
Catch the train from London’s Kings Cross station and arrive in Brighton in around 90 minutes. A faster train from Victoria and London Bridge stations will get guests into Brighton in around an hour.
A 40-minute drive from the M25 and 30 minutes from London Gatwick airport.
Brighton’s creative-tech industry is one of Europe’s most vibrant clusters, made up of over 1,500 high-value businesses and 2,800 employees.
Local associations, such as Wired Sussex, have been instrumental in building this essential environment for businesses and individuals alike.
Health and life sciences
In 2002, Brighton’s two leading universities came together to create The Brighton & Sussex Medical School, a joint initiative which endorses the value of medical education.
The University of Sussex has a world-renowned reputation for life sciences and can boast two previous Nobel-prize winning scientists.
Known for ground-breaking research into cancer and neuro-degeneration, the University of Sussex also excels in driving major advances in areas such as ecology and conservation, neuroscience and drug discovery.
The University of Brighton meanwhile specialises in education and research into the fields of pharmacy, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry and ecology.
Cultural and creative
Brighton and Hove is home to England’s largest annual arts festival - the Brighton Festival - which takes place each May, as well as the Brighton Fringe festival which is the second biggest fringe festival in the world. These and many other local cultural festivals cultivate Brighton’s exceptional creative and cultural talent, all packed into this vibrant and compact city.
Where to stay
There are 10,000 bedrooms available across the city to suit every budget.
|5* hotels||201 bedrooms|
|4* hotels||1,719 bedrooms|
|3* and under properties||1,150 bedrooms|
|Other (student accommodation / home sharing)||6,930 bedrooms|
Brighton has over 60 unique and affordable venue options, which all offer extraordinary delegate experiences.
Brighton’s artistic locals and unique cityscape offers plenty of unusual and exciting incentive options.