Listening to feedback from 2019 conference delegates, in which many highlighted the convenience of the location; Brighton 2020 was an obvious choice. To help with your wellbeing and the logistics of being out of the office, we aim to deliver an unforgettable conference which embodies our core priorities for the year ahead. Listed below are some interesting facts about Brighton, which further supports our decision to return with its focus on sustainability, inclusion, diversity and wellbeing.
1) Brighton is the first city region to be designated a UNESCO biosphere in 40 years.
2) Brighton has the UK’s first Green MP and the City Council has a Sustainable Buildings planning requirement for large new developments to be net zero-carbon.
3) Brighton secured number one spot in a recent Country Living poll = 10 Best Cities for Work/Life balance in the UK
4) The 116 wind turbines just off the coast of Brighton supply the equivalent of up to 290,000 homes each year for the lifetime of the project and could avoid the emission of almost 600,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
5) Brighton is ‘the most relaxing city in the UK’ according to recent research carried out by a local hotel chain.
6) Brighton is home to the oldest operating aquarium in the world, the aquarium houses around 5,500 creatures and champions conservation for all marine life.
7) Trip Advisor voted Brighton in the WORLD TOP 10 in the category ‘Destination on the rise’
8) Brighton welcomes over 11 million visitors per year that generates just under 1 billion pound for the local economy.
9) The tourism sector in Brighton supports 21,000 jobs and is the biggest employer in Brighton & Hove.
10) The South Downs National Park is England’s newest national park, having become fully operational on 1 April 2011. The park, covering an area of 1,627 square kilometres (628 sq mi) in Southern England, stretches for 140 kilometres (87 mi) from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east through the counties of Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex.