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Interserve Conference will give Leeds business a boost

24 February 2017

Leading training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment, has been successful in securing many new government funded contracts across the Leeds City Region, which will benefit both local residents and employers.

From Corrie to Cheese: Sean Wilson revealed as Conference and Hospitality Show Keynote Speaker

17 February 2017

Sean Wilson, the award-winning cheese maker and former Coronation Street actor will be delivering the keynote speaker session at the Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) on Tuesday 4th April in Leeds.

Reworking the fabric of Leeds: The History and Future of Cloth Hall Court

16 February 2017

With the opening of Leeds newest dedicated conferencing facility on the horizon, Well Met are considering the final touches to the historic Cloth Hall Court site with its heritage led interior design and state-of-the-art facilities.

The building was originally constructed for the purpose of trading cloth, specifically ‘Yorkshire Broadcloths’, which were cheap, good quality cloths that were produced in the surrounding areas. These specialised cloths formed the fabric of the city, as Leeds quickly gained traction in its status as a centre for commerce and trade in the wool and cloth industries.

ABPCO and CHS Group partner to create PCO specific education for the Conference and Hospitality Show

13 February 2017

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has partnered with CHS Group to create association focused education alongside the Conference and Hospitality Show 2017 - being held in Leeds on Tuesday 4th April.

Leeds fight off stiff competition to secure Teach First Conference once again

19 January 2017

Working in partnership with the University of Leeds and first direct Arena, Well Met Conferencing, the conferencing office for Leeds Beckett University are delighted to announce that they have won the contract to host the Teach First Summer Institute in July 2017 and 2018.

ConferenceLeeds celebrates appointment of new General Manager at Crowne Plaza following 2016 success

16 January 2017

ConferenceLeeds welcomes the appointment of Lynda Coaley as new General Manager at Leeds hotel Crowne Plaza, after a successful 2016 for the city. In her new role, Lynda will oversee the running of all aspects of the hotel, including its conferencing facilities, and will be at the forefront of a multi-million pound refurbishment early this year.

Visitor Registration opens for the Conference and Hospitality Show 2017

16 January 2017

Visitor registration and hosted buyer applications for the Conference and Hospitality Show have opened at

The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) is one of the UK’s leading events for venue finders, event organisers and PAs; the show connects over 200 national suppliers with over 800 event buyers from across the UK. Now in its eighth year, the 2017 show will be held on Tuesday 4th April at the first direct arena, Leeds.

Join the club and meet for free at Cloth Hall Court

10 January 2017

Cloth Hall Court, the new dedicated conferencing facility venue from Well Met Conferencing have announced a fantastic introductory offer for new bookings in July and August. Organisers will have the opportunity to make use of the state-of-the-art facilities completely free of charge in July, and half price rates throughout August 2017.

Crowne Plaza Leeds hotel wins top industry accolade for its recovery from Boxing Day floods

12 December 2016

A Leeds city centre hotel that was devastated by unprecedented flooding almost a year ago has been presented with a prestigious industry award, in recognition of how its team dealt with and recovered from the crisis.

Leeds climbs the rankings to be named fifth most popular conferencing destination in the UK

29 November 2016

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating the city’s continued success, as Leeds climbs to become the fifth most popular conferencing city in the UK, according to this year’s British Meetings and Events Industry survey (BMEIS). The annual national survey provides a comprehensive overview of buying trends in the UK conference and events industry, including insight from hundreds of buyers across the association business and corporate sectors