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Good things come in threes: Conference Leeds secures third miaList Award

Conference Leeds, the conferencing bureau for the city of Leeds, is celebrating a member of its team securing a place on the miaList 2022. This year’s ceremony marks the third year that Conference Leeds has been recognised at the Meetings Industry Association annual awards, an incredible achievement to be proud of.

Conference Leeds’ Business Development Manager Charlotte Podlewska secured a place on the miaList2022 which recognises the outstanding individuals and teams within the UK’s conference and events industry. Charlotte’s award follows Conference Leeds’ Best Destination Team award win in 2021 and Head of Conference Leeds Claire Heap’s addition to the miaList in 2020. Conference Leeds is proud to be recognised in these awards year after year, and it’s a great testament to all the work the team does for the city of Leeds and its partners.

As Business Development Manager, Charlotte is an integral part of the Conference Leeds team and works closely with industry partners from across the city to raise the profile of Leeds as a conference and event destination, supporting national and international conference organisers in hosting their conferences in the city.

On her recognition, Charlotte Podlewska commented: “I am delighted to be recognised in the  miaList for 2022. It has been fantastic to welcome so many conferences and events to the city this year.

“Leeds is recognised as one of the UK’s leading conference and event destinations; offering conference organisers and their delegates an unrivalled location, an exceptional venue portfolio and overall a world class conference experience. Next year is a truly exciting year for the city as it celebrates its Year of Culture, we look forward to welcoming many more conference organisers and their delegates to experience all Leeds has to offer in terms of culture and heritage.

Conference Leeds, the conferencing bureau for the city of Leeds offers free and impartial support and advice to conference organisers who would like to host their conference in the city.With over 30 years of experience; the team are here to provide help and support every step of the way from conference bidding right through to post event evaluation.

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Notes to Editors:

Leeds is acknowledged as the Best UK Conference Destination (2020 C&IT Awards) and in 2021, hosted 20,000 conferences that welcomed one million delegates and generated £138 million (UKCAMS). Leeds’ visitor economy was also worth £1.45 billion in 2021 as the city welcomed 20.28 million tourism visits that year (STEAM).

Winners of the Best Destination Team at the miaList Awards 2021, Conference Leeds offer tailored conference propositions designed to delight and surprise. Offering a dedicated planning team, from venues and accommodation to catering and logistics, Conference Leeds works through every stage and detail to deliver an event like no other. For more information visit