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Looking to the future! What’s in store for Leeds in 2019?

27 December 2018

After another successful year for Leeds, contributing 212.7 million to the UK economy in 2017 (UKCAMS), and climbing the ranks to become the fourth most popular conferencing city in the UK, according to this year’s British Meetings and Events Industry survey (BMEIS), ConferenceLeeds now looks towards 2019 and the trends the conference market is likely to see in the city over the next 12 months.

What’s on the menu?

2 February 2018

Looking at the year ahead, we’ve seen two key trends beginning to emerge when it comes to food in conferencing, and we expect these trends to become even more prominent over the next 12 months.

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.