British Council explores Brighton’s quirky side

VisitBrighton Convention Bureau last week showcased some of the city’s quirkier venues to representatives of the British Council, who were checking out unusual options for holding evening receptions during their annual conference in December.
 
The main event for the British Council, including a gala dinner, is being held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, 10-11 December 2014. Up to 500 delegates are expected to bring an estimated £461,000 of economic benefit to the city.
 
‘Quirky’ venues on the show round route included the Verano Lounge, an oriental building with a large Indian dome reminiscent of the Royal Pavilion; the Proud Ballroom, a former mausoleum, and Victoria’s Bar on Brighton Pier.
 
Emma Robinson, Account Manager for the British Council’s Services for International Education Marketing programme, said: “Our annual event attracts delegates from 50 countries as well as the UK so Brighton’s excellent airport and train links mean getting to the conference will be easy for everyone. We’ve been really impressed with the range and quality of venues in the city which are very good value for money compared to other UK conference destinations.
 
“We’ve really appreciated the support of the VisitBrighton team who have been incredibly efficient and helpful and added value to our event. They have not only helped us select some great unusual venues but also provided a hotel booking tool for delegates and furnished us with maps and discount cards for some of the city’s best restaurants and shops.
 
“The December event, together with the destination, has proved to be a very popular choice so far, with UK delegates in particular, who I suspect may also be planning to take advantage of Brighton’s many brilliant boutiques for their Christmas shopping.”
 
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