Choose Leeds

Organise a conference.

Choosing Leeds for your conference means choosing to experience the exceptional. The Conference Leeds team has over 30 years experience. And this means you will benefit from all the help, support and resources on offer from our experts.Thriving sectors, with access to the knowledge, expertise and connections of professionals and leading voices across healthcare, finance, digital and manufacturing. It means a truly unique proposition for your conference, venues of all scales and styles, from theatres and arenas, to museums and galleries and a wide range of hotel options. And all with the added bonus of Leeds being an accessible, walkable city which you can easily stroll between venues to accommodation which is packed with cultural creativity, heritage, life and energy.

Experience unrivalled support.

We’re here for you, free of charge, every step of the way. Whether you’ve got concrete plans that need finessing, or the spark of an idea, it’s never too late to start the conversation. Our service is totally impartial, and it’s here to support both UK and international organisers from the bidding stage, through to post event evaluation.

Our connections can also help add value to your experience, and that of your delegates. We can offer access to thought leaders, industry bodies and specialists who can transform your conference from the ordinary to the exceptional.

We can help with...

  • Impartial venue location and planning
  • Bid production and budget planning
  • Sourcing hotel accommodation
  • An online accommodation booking facility for delegates
  • Event marketing, social media and PR support
  • Expert city knowledge
  • Providing a dedicated coordinator
  • Delegate welcome and information
  • Familiarisation visits
  • City Welcome Packages
  • Discounted conference rail rates in partnership with LNER
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City Welcome Packages

Welcome to Leeds, a city at the epicentre of the modern North. To connect with our city is to experience the exceptional.  It’s about experiencing our cultural dynamism and heritage and pride.  

We can’t wait to welcome you and your delegates to our vibrant and friendly city. Our City Welcome Packages enable you to create a personalised set of activities to ensure your conference attendees experience nothing but the exceptional.  

Please click below for details of our packages:

City Welcome Packages

Our venues.

Our city doesn’t do ordinary. And our conferences are never off the shelf. It’s the little touches that can make all the difference, and that’s something all our venues share. It might be a Yorkshire themed catering menu, featuring the best of local produce. Or entertainment provided by performers from world-renowned Opera North or Northern Ballet. Or it might all be in the location. Breathtaking Victorian arcades, lavish stately homes, or cool and quirky independent venues and all the leading hotel brands you would expect to find in a modern and vibrant conferencing city.

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So much to discover.

For those less familiar with Leeds, our city offers so much to discover. In 2022 we welcomed 2.48 million delegates across 36,200 meetings and events. Venues as diverse as the Emerald Headingley Rugby and Cricket Stadium, first direct arena, the Royal Armouries, and Northern Ballet provided truly unique experiences for delegates from all kinds of fields and sectors. And our bustling restaurants, bars, pubs and food halls fed, watered and entertained them.

Explore Leeds

At the heart of things.

Our city is perfectly located for delegates within the UK. Transport links by road, rail and air put all major UK cities in reach, with London just a two hour train journey away and Edinburgh just over three hours. We’re famous for our Yorkshire hospitality, and for the heritage and history that makes our city special. But that’s not all. A reputation for sporting success, cultural creativity, and a thriving retail scene make Leeds a welcome destination for visitors. Our city is an experience to be cherished.

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