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Sustainability spotlight: Go local with your event catering

3 June 2019

The Menurama survey, undertaken by food service analyst Horizons, recently found that there is a growing trend for restaurants listing the provenance, local sourcing and the weighting of meat and fish options available on their menus.

5 helpful tips to find your perfect venue

31 May 2019

Our friends at the Studio Leeds have written this piece about how to find a perfect venue…..We appreciate finding the perfect match is a challenge, we appreciate a helping hand never goes a miss… With that in mind, here are their best tips for finding your dream venue.

Sustainability spotlight: Ways to make your event paperless

17 May 2019

The hospitality sector has already been identified as one of the biggest offenders when it comes to being sustainable. Many believe this starts and ends with plastic, and though we’ve discussed the detrimental effect that plastic pollution is having on the planet, reducing your plastic waste is a small step on a larger journey to becoming self-sustainable.

Sustainability spotlight: How to reduce plastic use at your next event

10 May 2019

The stats on plastic pollution paint a scary picture about the impact it is having on the planet. For example, 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every single year, and only 14% of the world’s plastic packaging is actively recycled - resulting in about 83% of the world’s drinking water containing plastic fibre. With these in mind, it’s never been more essential for conference and events spaces and their organisers to work together to try and reduce single-use plastics for their events.

Sustainability – choosing a walkable city

15 April 2019

The hospitality sector has been identified as one of the biggest offenders when it comes to being sustainable, thanks to the size of the industry and its extensive use of single-use plastic products. Venues can make green changes themselves and, indeed, many of the leading names in Leeds are introducing more environmentally friendly practices to their businesses as we speak. To support this sustainability drive, ConferenceLeeds has identified ways in which event organisers and delegates can do their bit to help make the conference and event industry’s footprint greener.

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

27 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.