Our team and our partners are experts in their fields, responsible for helping hundreds of world-class conferences find their place in Leeds. We’ve got just the kind of specialist knowledge, hints, tips and tricks that can transform an event from the ordinary to the exceptional, and the experience to put it into practice. Check back for blog posts covering key conferencing topics, city features, tools and case studies.

Conferences in a digital age: Using technology to engage delegates

By Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds, with insight from the Conference and Hospitality Show

27 Jul 2017

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The importance of citywide teamwork in securing business and raising a destination’s profile

By Jim Vincent, Managing Director at The Royal Armouries International PLC and Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds

21 Apr 2017

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Hello, Bar and Kitchen @ LS1! …Goodbye Reception

Hello everyone on this fine Wednesday Afternoon! Commonly known as ‘hump day’ since it’s the middle of the week however, over here at Crowne Plaza Leeds its Bar and Restaurant Opening day!!! Wahooo! We are BEYOND thrilled with the work Murra


5 Apr 2017

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National Apprenticeship Week: what can apprentices learn from the conferencing industry?

By Phil Veal, Executive Chef at the Marriott, Leeds, and Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds

7 Mar 2017

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Delegate engagement with Studio Leeds

For conference organisers, keeping delegates engaged throughout the day should be of the utmost priority. From the layout of the venue and the décor, to the lunch menu and mid-afternoon snacks, there is a lot that needs to be considered to keep e


6 Jan 2017

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The importance of conferences and events to regional economies

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 o


13 Oct 2016

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Harnessing the power of social media for conference destinations

By Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds

27 Jun 2016

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ConferenceLeeds reveals technology advancements in the city after research emphasises importance of new meeting techniques

With Leeds Digital Festival starting this week, Jennifer Young, Associate Director of Visitor Economy for ConferenceLeeds, highlights the technology investments that venues in Leeds are making, cementing the city’s place as the tech hub of the Nort

25 Apr 2016

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