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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.

Another year, another excellent digital festival!

26 April 2019

The Leeds Digital Festival, the North’s largest digital festival, takes place between 23rd April – 3rd May 2019 and is a city-wide, open platform celebration of all things digital within the city. Since its birth in 2016, the festival has grown in numerous ways, with a new record of 236 events and an expected 15,000 attendees this year

Leeds rises in rankings as a major UK tech-sector destination

26 April 2019

Leeds has risen four places as a major UK tech sector destination in a rankings list, compiled by global real estate advisor CBRE. The ‘Tech Cities’ top 25 rankings, excluding London, shows Leeds has moved up from tenth to 6th as a major destination for the technology industry.

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.

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.

Manufacturing inspiration – Leeds shines a spotlight on women in the sector

20 July 2018

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating Leeds’ growing manufacturing sector by profiling women in the industry, including manufacturing professional Victoria Hopkins. According to the latest ONS data, the gender split in manufacturing is 76% men and 24% women, signifying a gender divide in the sector nationwide. Leeds’ manufacturing sector, however, is not only thriving with innovation and development within the industry, but it is also leading the way with the many women involved within the profession.

Success for Leeds following this year’s Conference & Hospitality Show Awards

18 June 2018

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating a string of wins for the city, following this year’s Conference & Hospitality Show (CHS) Awards, which helped to demonstrate the strength in the city’s venues, and the stature of Leeds in relation to the UK’s larger cities when it comes to Conferencing and Hospitality. The event, which was held at the Principal Hotel in Manchester, gave Leeds the chance to showcase its impressive portfolio of venues across the city