Social programme

The ISFM Congress is more than just a chance to gain valuable feline CPD – it is the opportunity to have fun and relax with like-minded professionals in a fabulous location. This year’s social programme includes the ISFM/Hill’s Welcome Reception at British Airways i360 – free to delegates; an evening of ‘Fish, chips and fun!’ on Brighton Pier; plus Saturday afternoon off to explore Brighton or to take a trip into London (which is less than an hour away) to see the sights or enjoy a show.


ISFM/Hill's Welcome Reception – Thursday 29 June, 19.15–late

British Airways i360, Brighton seafront 


Join us at the base of the brand new iconic i360, the world’s first vertical cable car, to celebrate the start of congress and ISFM’s 21st birthday. Enjoy drinks, food and music on the beachside terrace with its stunning views out to sea. There will also be the option to purchase a place on a ‘flight’ in the futuristic glass pod, which glides up slowly to 450 feet and takes in breathtaking 360 degree views.

Cost: Free for delegates; £20 for guests
Pod flight: £10 per person (special rate)

Fish, chips and fun! – Friday 30 June, 19.00–late

Brighton pier


Join us for a traditional seaside fish and chips supper in Horatio’s bar on Brighton’s famous pier (for vegetarians and vegans there will be delicious falafel). Take in the stunning coastal views while enjoying drinks, fish and chips, and musical entertainment. Afterwards, take the opportunity to enjoy the pier’s funfair, with its classic carousel, ‘Mega Slide’ and, for thrill seekers, the ‘Turbo Coaster’!

Cost: Only £10 per person 
(Price does not include fun fair rides)