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Award-winning academic conference venues in Leeds

11 December 2017

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating the success of academic venues in the city, following the recent wins at the Academic Venue Awards 2017.

Conferences in a digital age: Using technology to engage delegates

25 July 2017

By Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds, with insight from the Conference and Hospitality Show

The importance of citywide teamwork in securing business and raising a destination’s profile

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.

Hello, Bar and Kitchen @ LS1! …Goodbye Reception

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!

National Apprenticeship Week

7 March 2017

What can apprentices learn from the conferencing industry?

Delegate engagement for successful conferences

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.

The importance of conferences and events to regional economies

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.

Harnessing the power of social media for conference destinations

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

ConferenceLeeds reveals technology advancements in the city

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.