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CHS Awards 2018 announce shortlist

24 April 2018

CHS Group is excited to reveal the shortlisted nominees for the 2018 CHS Awards. The annual awards will take place on 31 May at The Principal Hotel in Manchester.

The digital hub of the North: ConferenceLeeds celebrates the return of Leeds Digital Festival

9 April 2018

Leeds is one of the most innovative digital hubs in the UK, now being home to over 3,500 digital and technology companies across a range of industries. Furthermore, Leeds now has a digital GVA of £688 million with a growth potential of 92% , and the upcoming Leeds Digital Festival will further shine a spotlight on the city’s digital strengths. With less than a week to go until the Festival, ConferenceLeeds highlights some of the exciting events that those attending can look forward to.

Spotlight Blog Interview: Samme Allen, Chairman of Judges for CHS Awards 2018

5 April 2018

We are counting down the days until the annual CHS Awards on the 31st of May in Manchester.

Now in its fourth year, the glittering awards ceremony is a fun-filled evening celebrating the best of the UK’s hotels, venues and event suppliers.

Conference and Hospitality Show 2018 returns to rock Leeds with brand new exhibitors and industry me

19 March 2018

The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS18) is returning on Tuesday 24 April to Leeds first direct arena. The flagship show for CHS Group is set for its biggest year yet, with 35 per cent of the exhibitors being brand new additions for 2018.

The Conference and Hospitality Show contributes over half a million pounds to local economy

28 March 2017

The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS), one of the UK’s leading events for venue finders, event organisers and PAs, contributes over half a million pounds to the local economy, an economic impact study has found.

From Corrie to Cheese: Sean Wilson revealed as Conference and Hospitality Show Keynote Speaker

17 February 2017

Sean Wilson, the award-winning cheese maker and former Coronation Street actor will be delivering the keynote speaker session at the Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) on Tuesday 4th April in Leeds.

Leeds fight off stiff competition to secure Teach First Conference once again

19 January 2017

Working in partnership with the University of Leeds and first direct Arena, Well Met Conferencing, the conferencing office for Leeds Beckett University are delighted to announce that they have won the contract to host the Teach First Summer Institute in July 2017 and 2018.

Visitor Registration opens for the Conference and Hospitality Show 2017

16 January 2017

Visitor registration and hosted buyer applications for the Conference and Hospitality Show have opened at

The Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) is one of the UK’s leading events for venue finders, event organisers and PAs; the show connects over 200 national suppliers with over 800 event buyers from across the UK. Now in its eighth year, the 2017 show will be held on Tuesday 4th April at the first direct arena, Leeds.

Leeds’ healthcare sector shines as British Association of Indian Anaesthetists heads to the city

14 September 2016

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating its healthcare sector this month, after announcing that the British Association of Indian Anaesthetists (BAOIA) has selected the city for its 2016 conference on the 30th September and 1st October. The conference is expected to bring approximately 200 national delegates to Leeds from across the medical and healthcare sectors.

Airmic brings 1,700 national and international delegates to Harrogate for first Yorkshire conference

26 August 2016

Leading insurance and risk management company, Airmic, brought its 2016 conference to Harrogate in June, the first time the annual event has ever been held in Yorkshire.

National Apprenticeship show signs with Yorkshire Event Centre

26 August 2016

The Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) and NAS Media have signed a contract for a new ‘National Apprenticeship Show, Yorkshire and the North East’.

Following the success of their launch shows earlier this year, NAS Media will be holding their event in the new £11m Hall 1 at the YEC. ‘The National Apprenticeship Show Yorkshire and the North East’ will be taking place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th March 2017.

Nationwide campaign comes to Leeds to inspire the next generation into Hospitality and Tourism

3 August 2016

The Leeds Hotels and Venues Association is delighted to announce that The Big Hospitality Conversation will be coming to Leeds on 26th September at the Queens Hotel, Leeds. This will be the first time that the event has come to the city as part of a nationwide campaign by the British Hospitality Association, which looks to create up to 60,000 hospitality jobs for young people by the end of 2016.