On the blog we tend to focus on what the city has to offer for our leisure visitors with details of upcoming events and new attractions, but of course Brighton is also a popular destination for business travellers as the city plays host to a wide variety of conferences throughout the year.

Photo of the mini version of the Royal Pavilion in front of the real one.

Next week the VisitBrighton Convention Bureau will be attending The Meetings Show in order to showcase the city to conference organisers. This year the team decided it was time to do things a bit differently and so they will be unveiling a brand new stand. The key message we want to convey is that Brighton has the same capacity for meetings & conventions as larger cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham with the advantage of being a smaller, easy-to-walk around destination.

Photo of the mini versions of Brighton's conference venues

Working with locally-based company Developing Dreams the idea eveolved into the 'Small is Beautiful' stand that will be unveiled at the show next week. The stand will feature intricate three dimensional versions of the main conference venues, creating a minture version of Brighton made out of laser cut plywood. As well as being beautiful the stand will also be practical as the iconic West Pier doubles up as a desk and chairs for use by the show's guests.

Photo of the West Pier desk and chairs on the beach in front of the actual pier

  • Come and say hi to the VisitBrighton team and see the fabulous 'Small is Beautiful' at Stand J302 - The Meetings Show, 26 & 27 June at London Olympia

Charlotte

Developing Dreams is a Brighton based creative agency best known for creating the first 3D body scanning and 3D printing art installation in the UK.  The company worked with Exhibit Printing to get all the building blocks of mini Brighton laser cut . 

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