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Key Developments in Leeds

6 February 2020

Leeds and its residents have had a real impact on the world as we know it.

And the city has a pretty good track record of people and innovative developments to be proud of.

The diversity, modernity and cultural atmosphere of the city has encouraged growth, the development of new concepts, a wealth of advancements and breakthroughs in the world of science, technology, entertainment, medicine and sport, just to name a few.

Leading the Way: A Sector Spotlight on Leeds’ Digital Industries

24 January 2020

Leeds’ digital sector is one of the most thriving industries within the UK. And the industry leading work in this sector is helping to cement the city’s status as a major UK technology destination. In just a couple of years Leeds has moved from tenth to sixth in the CBRE Tech City rankings. As Leeds’ reputation continues to grow, more and more diverse conference businesses are flocking to the area, and the city’s ambitions are rapidly increasing.

20 things for delegates to try in Leeds in 2020

17 January 2020

It’s a new decade, and Leeds has a packed conference calendar full of exciting national and international events. If you’re a delegate visiting Leeds in 2020, here are a variety of experiences and challenges that you can add to your itinerary when spending time in our vibrant city on a conferencing visit.

Keep your conference organisation stress free!

6 January 2020

Conferences are important events in the year. For many organisations and companies, these annual events are the best place to network, create lasting business partnerships and build on expertise. However, events don’t just come together in one day. They require time, effort, planning and precision. Inspired by stress awareness week (4th - 8th Nov), and with mental health and wellbeing becoming increasingly prevalent not just in work settings, but in everyday life, we’ve got some top tips to share with organisers ahead of conferences to ensure they have the most stress-free experience possible:

IBTM 2019: Why a successful show is made through the pre and post show activity

4 December 2019

Charlotte Podlewska, Business Development Manager for ConferenceLeeds, reflects on this year’s IBTM World and explains why the activity before and after the show is key to the success of attending businesses.

Leeds’ conferencing venues receive training on showround excellence

8 November 2019

Last month, we hosted an event for our partners in the conferencing space at The University of Leeds. The event brought together the conference venues in the city, alerting them to key developments taking place and provided an update on Leeds’ sector strengths, as well as gave them the opportunity to work together and get involved in wider activity and collaboration. This session also offered each of the venues the ability to develop their skills with a workshop on showround excellence, delivered by a professional trainer.

Unique delegate experiences bolster Leeds’ conferencing proposition

24 October 2019

A strong event brings more than just an interesting conference programme and high-quality speakers, it includes brilliant delegate experiences too.

Things to see and do in Leeds this Autumn

22 October 2019

Autumn is the season for all things cosy and colourful in the city of Leeds, and this year is no exception. Whether visiting for a night for a conference or staying a little longer to take part in an exhibition or event, there’s plenty coming up for delegates to enjoy in the city. In fact, the city is set to come alive with light, art and food and drink this Autumn - and there are a number of unmissable events that you’ll love.

5 things to consider when confirming your next venue booking

11 October 2019

Megan from Horizon advising her top 5 tips when considering your next venue booking

The Ultimate Conference Venue Checklist

11 October 2019

At Horizon Leeds we love a good conference. We’re passionate about helping you to create impactful conferences, which are memorable to your delegates and provide a strong return on investment for you. We don’t just want to be seen as a venue. We use our vast experience in the events industry to ensure that you are getting the most from the conferences you hold here at Horizon.