21 April 2017
Collaboration and teamwork are critical elements to securing business and raising a destination’s profile. Jim Vincent, Managing Director of Royal Armouries International PLC, discusses the importance of teamwork in bringing conferences to his venue in Leeds and the role that ConferenceLeeds plays in this.
5 April 2017
Hello everyone on this fine Wednesday Afternoon! Commonly known as ‘hump day’ since it’s the middle of the week however, over here at Crowne Plaza Leeds its Bar and Restaurant Opening day!!! Wahooo!
7 March 2017
What can apprentices learn from the conferencing industry?
6 January 2017
For conference organisers, keeping delegates engaged throughout the day should be of the utmost priority. From the layout of the venue and the décor, to the lunch menu and mid-afternoon snacks, there is a lot that needs to be considered to keep energy levels consistently high. For the organisers, a conference or event represents significant investment so it’s imperative that delegates get the most out of it to justify return on investment.
13 October 2016
The most recent UKCAMS report shows that West Yorkshire held an estimated 80,000 business events during 2015, accounting for a direct spend of approximately £595m in venues and the local destination. Venues in Leeds alone generated the majority of this, hosting 58,400 events with an estimated £501m of direct expenditure.
27 June 2016
This year’s British Meetings and Events Industry Survey highlighted that social media is fast becoming a key tool for conference organisers to encourage delegates to attend a conference, as well as a tool to build on relationships with delegates post-conference. The same can be said for conference destinations as social media can be used in a variety of ways to showcase the region to a potentially global audience
25 April 2016
With Leeds Digital Festival starting this week, Jennifer Young, Associate Director of Visitor Economy for ConferenceLeeds, highlights the technology investments that venues in Leeds are making, cementing the city’s place as the tech hub of the North.