Leeds boasts an exceptional conferencing proposition, with an eclectic variety of venues combined with unrivalled shopping, food and drink, a rich culture and sustainability practices, all in one compact and accessible location. Nationally, Leeds leads the way in many sectors, housing some of the best minds in the world at its academic institutions and across its businesses community. Leeds is at the forefront of the digital and information technology economy, and a true hub for health and innovation, culture and sport, with a strong offering across these sectors that can’t be found elsewhere. Leeds is moving from strength to strength following positive Government announcements, including the development of the UK's first infrastructure bank, which will channel billions of pounds into projects across the country and help tackle climate change in the drive for 'green industrial revolution', whilst supporting local and regional economic growth. The Bank of England’s Northern Hub will also be moving to Leeds and the Government announced that 2021 will see movement of jobs from Whitehall and the South soon to the city. Further bolstered by Channel 4’s move to the city and the first Mayor of West Yorkshire, this will not only mean that Leeds is able to play a critical role in shaping the country’s future, but will also harness potential transformative power in acting as the voice of the North. These positive updates follow a challenging year for the city’s meetings and events sector, with events moving online, postponed or cancelled. Despite this difficult period, Leeds has continued to work hard to be a best-in-class for MICE destinations. Through enhanced communications, flexible strategies and multiple collaborations across the city, Conference Leeds has successfully supported Leeds venues, organisers and their delegates to ensure that they continue to receive the very best service and experience the exceptional.