WhaleFest 2012

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, UK

Join Planet Whale for the world’s biggest celebration of wild whales and dolphins! After the huge success of WhaleFest 2011, this year’s event is being held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole – the very place where the world voted 30 years ago to stop hunting whales. This historic anniversary is attracting big media interest and it’s an unmissable opportunity to inspire people about whales, dolphins and our oceans like never before. It’s a global-scale event, packed with life-sized whales, virtual whale watch trips, fun family activities, celebrity speakers and more. What’s more it’s the culmination of a whole week - ‘WhaleFest Fringe!’ - of music, arts and cultural activities themed around whales and dolphins, that’s backed by Visit Britain and Visit Brighton.

There are also two unmissable pre-WhaleFest conferences open to everybody with a passion for whales and dolphins and a desire to do something to help them:

Thurs 25-Fri 26 Oct - World Whale Conference
Also at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, it’s time for everybody with a passion for cetaceans to play an important role in their future. Members of the public (novices welcome!), whale and dolphin charities, government agencies, and businesses will gather for the first time to discuss how to help whales and dolphins through a new global campaign with widespread appeal to the public! There will be celebrity keynote speakers, a major campaign launch, and media announcements.

Thurs 25-Fri 26 Oct - World Whale & Dolphin Watch Operators Conference
It’s time to give the global whale and dolphin watching industry a voice – starting with the first ever World Whale & Dolphin Watch Operators Conference! This gathering of whale and dolphin watching businesses from around the world will be a fantastic opportunity to form a new alliance, share ideas, and learn from the best practitioners in the business. The conference will focus on helping whale watch businesses to be more sustainable, and more profitable, than ever before!

Buy your WhaleFest tickets here and help raise funds for CBMWC - for every ticket purchased using this link, 15% of the ticket price will be donated to CBMWC. Thank you for your support.

To find out more about WhaleFest and the two conferences visit  http://www.whale-fest.com/