We are delighted to host our inaugural pre-event party where you’ll get the chance to meet and socialise with our Speakers and Sponsors ahead of Commsverse 2020 in a historic, awe-inspiring and potentially haunting venue.
The event will be held at the Brooklands Museum which is next door to Mercedes-Benz World, the venue for the 2020 conference.
We will be hosting you in the Aircraft Factory, where you’ll get to see how aircrafts where constructed, from the first generation, through to the 2nd World War and modern day military jets. The centre piece of the factory is the Loch Ness Wellington bomber made by Vickers at Brooklands in 1939. It is the only remaining Wellington in existence that was made at the site during it’s operation as an aircraft factory. The Wellington took part in the infamous Heligoland Bight raid of 18/12/1939 where over half of the allied formation was shot down by German fighters. Having survived this raid, the aircraft went on to serve in 14 more raids over Germany during the day and night. The fate of N2980 was somewhat anti-climatic, on a training flight over Scotland in 1940 it developed engine trouble and was forced to ditch into Loch Ness, earning it the name of the Loch Ness Wellington. All 8 crew members escaped, but the rear gunner died when his parachute failed to open. Brooklands is now the resting place of N2980 where it continues to tell its story today.
Come and join us here for drinks and buffet while touring the hangar with new found friends.
If that isn’t enough we have also hired Concorde. Yes that’s right Concorde. It is the only place in the South East where you can still board Concorde and sit in seats once reserved for the high class elite. Experience supersonic travel and the excitement that people must have felt travelling at Mach 2!
A little known fact is that the joint venture between the UK and France had to start somewhere. The very first meeting of the two nations to begin the design and ultimately the building of Concorde took place at the Brooklands Museum! So you will literally be standing on the ground where it began!
On offer beyond the stunning venue are:
- Prosecco, Premium Lager, Soft Drinks
In order to attend the pre-event party you must be a registered attendee. This is not part of your standard ticket entry price. You must hold one of the following tickets
- Speaker Pass
- Sponsor Pass
- Conference Pass