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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.

How to spend your first three hours in Leeds

17 September 2019

At Horizon Leeds, we’re proud to be a Leeds business born and bred. Our traditional Yorkshire hospitality is a part of everything we do, from our dedicated event planning service to our classic-with-a-twist food provided by local experts Catering Yorkshire

The importance of setting event aims and objectives

28 August 2019

This week Megan is discussing event aims and objectives and why we love to hear all about them.

Hosting a conference with a difference?

27 August 2019

When it comes to hosting a conference in a new location, organisers have a variety of considerations to make. Firstly, they have to consider the transport links to the city and understand how these can accommodate delegates travelling internationally and nationally. Then, they need to explore the venue portfolio of the city and choose a venue that suits their conference, and finally, they will need to understand the culture and offers available within the host city and plan their delegates’ days around this.

5 Top Tips for Networking

23 August 2019

A lot of people find networking a mystery. Whether I walk into the office pumped-up after a morning of networking, or I’m seen popping on my heels and topping up my make-up ready to go to a networking event as people are leaving for their commute home, I am always met with intrigue and usually the comment: “networking, oh I don’t know how you can do that!”

How to increase delegate health and wellbeing

7 August 2019

Megan Macbrairdy, venue manager at Horizon Leeds, a digitally lead conference and meeting centre developed by NHS Employers, shares tips on how to increase delegate health and wellbeing at events.