The University of Leeds re-brands and expands its conferences and events portfolio

On Monday 24 April 2023, University of Leeds Conferences and Events (formerly MEETinLEEDS) officially launched its new city centre venue – Cloth Hall Court. Located on Quebec Street, opposite Leeds Railway Station, the Grade II listed building is a multi-purpose corporate and private events venue for up to 300 delegates.

The launch and re-brand coincide with the University exhibiting at CHS Leeds this week, where a brand-new website has been unveiled to event professionals attending the show. To mark the importance of this event for business tourism in the region, the first event held in the recently refurbished Cloth Hall Court was the CHS Leeds Welcome Reception.

Julie Philips – Chief Operating Officer at CHS Events, says: “We are delighted to be holding this year’s CHS Leeds Welcome Reception at Cloth Hall Court. It is important that our show represents the city and really showcases what Leeds has to offer our visitors who are joining from across the events industry. Cloth Hall Court is an exceptional new venue having received huge investment from the University of Leeds and we can’t think of a better way to showcase it than at our Welcome Reception.”

Cloth Hall Court offers nine versatile event spaces of varying size, situated over four floors. Its rich historical significance for the city’s textiles trade has been preserved and fused with state-of-the-art technical facilities, to accommodate a broad range of in-person and hybrid event formats.

Sam Glenister-Batey – Head of Conferences and Events at the University of Leeds says: “We’re thrilled to launch another exciting addition to our extensive venue portfolio. Increasingly, planners are looking to source venues that deliver on sustainability and ethical responsibility. Cloth Hall Court – with its prime location, and venue hire revenue directly supporting one of the UK’s leading institutions for higher education, delivers on these objectives. We’re proud to be further contributing to Leeds’ world-class offering for conferences and events.”

Claire Heap – Visitor Economy Manager at Conference Leeds adds: “It’s hugely exciting to see the return of Cloth Hall Court to the city’s conference venue portfolio, especially at a time when the city’s meeting and events sector is enjoying significant success.  Located in the heart of the city centre, Cloth Hall’s dedicated multi-purpose event spaces will offer event organisers many options for their conferences and events, whilst at the same time offering delegates a chance to enjoy the vibrancy of the city.”

The highlights of the CHS Leeds Welcome Reception at Cloth Hall Court can be viewed here.