Leeds’ conferencing sector is flourishing, with the sector generating a GVA impact contribution of £351.2 million to the UK economy in 2017 (UKCAMS), and climbed three places to become the fourth most popular conferencing city in the UK, according to the 2018 British Meetings and Events Industry survey (BMEIS).
ConferenceLeeds’ ability to supply a truly bespoke and tailored experience is attributed to Leeds’ continued popularity as a conferencing, events and meeting destination. Through working collaboratively with multiple venues, no two conferences are the same in Leeds, meaning each event is individual and memorable. Not only this, but with an easily accessible location, as well as its compact centre it is no wonder that the city is attractive to both national and international delegates. Leeds is only a two-hour train journey from London or one hour by air, making the city incredibly well connected to the capital. Leeds Bradford Airport also offers excellent transport links with national and international flights to over 70 international destinations and 6 UK destinations, including a recently announced route to Munich.
As well as its diverse and vibrant culture, a strong food and drinks scene and fantastic transport links, the city is also attractive to conference and events organisers as it boasts an exciting venue portfolio. From world-class academic Universities, historic civic venues such as Leeds Town Hall and unique experiences such as the Royal Armouries museum, which is home to five floors of exhibitions and interactive attractions that showcase the history of weaponry across the world, there’s bound to be a venue to suit any conference size, shape and requirement.