Wi-Fi NOW recently hosted a successful event in Brighton with help & support from the VisitBrighton Conference team. 

In several posts I have mentioned that one of my absolute favourite things about Brighton is the people. Usually when I say that it's because I'm talking about an inspirational business owner or some enterprising person launching a new event or just generally talkng about the awesome creatives that live, work & visit this kooky city.

However my love of Brighton people also includes my lovely colleagues at VisitBrighton, not just my fellow marketeers but the conference crew too. Before working here I had no idea of the amount of work that goes on behind-the-scenes in order to host a conference in the city, often they involve years of planning but our conference team make it seem like these events just magically appear. 

Now at this stage you will be forgiven for cynically thinking "well of course Charlotte would say that, she has to work with these people" which brings me to the point of this post. Last month Wi-Fi NOW chose to host their World Congress here in Brighton. To put this in perspective they have previously held events in Rio de Janeiro, Washington DC, Berlin & San Francisco. And when I saw the lovely feedback they sent in about my colleagues, I simply had to share it with you: 

"I had a chance to work with Lucinda, Nicola and the VisitBrighton team when I first started organising our Europe based event of the Wi-Fi World Congress series. Putting together an event from scratch usually means endless RFPs [requests for proposals], lots of research and negotiations, hours of emails and phonecalls and in the end we go in blind. That was not the case this time. This time we had VisitBrighton on our team. And was that a treat! Lucinda put together a pdf file with proposals from the hotels that matched our criteria. Everything was included - prices, links, floorplans etc. Once we had selected our hotel and were looking for a Social evening venue she did it again! We had a selection of different venues offering different types of experiences and we received the full information - historical, financial - everything we needed to know. 

The hotel we ended up using Double Tree by Hilton Brighton Metropole offered a perfect mix of historical architecture with fresh renovation. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the bed & bath were the perfect end to a long day of conferences. The meeting rooms we had were spacious and well lit with good air conditioning. The staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We quickly found a way to reach each other fast and without needing to scour the hotel to find the person we needed. 

The social evening was a huge success - the historic Royal Pavilion and the people working there, together with the amazing catering team from Seasoned were absolutely brilliant. All our delegates had an amazing time and had a chance to glimpse into the life of the Prince Regent at the spectacular party palace. 

In addition to everything they did for us, VisitBrighton put up an accommodation portal and contacted and gathered hotel information and discounts for our delegates on our behalf which was a great help to us and everyone who used it. 

Overall VisitBrighton helped us get the best of Brighton and organise an event that was a smashing success. I can’t wait to come back and visit all the friends I made there or create another successful event. Thank you Lucinda, Nicola, VisitBrighton, Seasoned, Alex, Hannah and Theo + everyone in Double Tree by Hilton Brighton Metropole, The Royal Pavilion and everyone else who was there with us! We are truly grateful and looking forward to seeing you again!"

Thank you to Inna Tachev, Senior Event Director at Wi-Fi NOW for taking the time to share that wonderful feedback with us 😊

If you are a conference organiser and would like to find out more the awesome service the Conference team offers then please get in touch





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