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Well Met welcomes back Visual Media Conference 2019 to Leeds Beckett

Well Met, the conferencing office of Leeds Beckett University is pleased to welcome back The Visual Media Conference (VMC) returning to the Rose Bowl City Campus for a sixth consecutive year on Tuesday 16 April 2019.

This free one-day conference is organised by Creative Digital Industries, a special interest group of the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), VMC provides an in-depth insight into the changing world of marketing communications, promising to delight and engage audiences with themes of innovation and sustainability.

The conference will explore how businesses can adopt a sustainable perspective, compatible with innovation and a creative mindset. Speakers include Ewan Douglas, Agency Principal for Channel 4, Nic Sheen, Strategy & Product Development Director of Communisis, Vanessa Clifford, Chief Executive of Newsworks, the marketing body for the UKs national news brands, Olga Munroe, Head of the Retail Institute at Leeds Beckett University and Joanna Stephenson, Marketing Partner at Parkside Flexibles.

The speakers will share inspiring insights, real-world experiences and best practice and the VMC will also reflect and champion the creative sector’s growth in the region. For the full speaker programme go to www.visualmediaconference.com

Hosted by Nick Jaspan, publisher at Prolific North, the event provides over 300 delegates with the chance to engage with excellent exhibitions, demos and an opportunity to network with like-minded people.

Taking part at the Rose Bowl City Campus, situated in the heart of the business and creative sector in Leeds, it offers VMC valuable links with professional bodies, major employers, business students and teaching staff.

Robert McClements, conference curator and President of Creative Digital Industries (CDi) said, “We choose the Rose Bowl because it meets or requirements-perfectly. Situated in the heart of the business and creative sector in Leeds, it offers VMC valuable links with professional bodies, major employers, business students and teaching staff.

“The lecture theatre matches our high demands for technical AV and tiered seating. The foyer is a superb showcase for our industry and our region. It is the envy of our competition.”

Leeds seems a fitting destination for such an event as the city establishes itself as a digital powerhouse in the north, already home to industry leaders in the creative media, digital marketing, cybersecurity and FinTech industries and a full calendar of digital innovation events throughout the year.

With an abundance of teaching rooms and state-of-the-art digital facilities, Well Met encourages space for training workshops. Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett holds a wide range of professional training courses, which are set up to broaden and enlighten business-minded individuals to new marketing communications. Creative Digital Industries, the organisers of the Visual Media Conference, work with Leeds Business School to encourage development to address the needs of the digital and media discipline.

Providing a dedicated Event Management team, Well Met has continued to seamlessly host this high-status conference from the initial enquiry right through to the post-event briefing. With several auditoriums, numerous teaching rooms and a large banqueting hall available, the Rose Bowl continues to be the ideal venue for the annual conference.