MEETinLEEDS, the University’s conference service, has re-branded to University of Leeds Conferences and Events. This exciting change brings the service’s identity closer to the main University brand, allowing it to reap the benefits of the strong recognition that the University has as a world-class institution.
The new brand was first showcased at our Cloth Hall Court venue in the city centre on Monday 24 April, with the hosting of the Conference Hospitality Show (CHS) Leeds’ Welcome Reception. Following this, the team also exhibited at CHS Leeds on Tuesday 25 April. This helped to introducee the new brand to the wider conferences and events industry.
The service’s website, conferencesandevents.leeds.ac.uk, reflects the new re-branding and showcases the great range of venues we have at the University of Leeds. The team can now be reached via a new email inbox firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 343 6100 for any enquiries or questions.
Take a look at some highlights from the Conference Hospitality Show Leeds Welcome Reception
University of Leeds Conferences and Events controls the majority of out of term time availability of spaces across campus. This ensures that the University is able to host research-led academic conferences and events that are organised to the highest possible standard in line with our strategic commitments. The team also collaborate with local businesses to deliver on-campus events – helping us forge closer relationships with the wider city. Through this work Conferences and Events generate additional income for the University.
The team offers a one-stop solution for all event planning and delivery needs. Their expertise in sales and operational processes ensures that internal and external bookings are supported every step of the way. For internal customers, the competitive rates start from £165 for room hire and just £42.50 per person for day delegate packages. This includes the room, food and event management support. With capacities of up to 2,000 guests, the University’s facilities offer immense potential for events on every scale.
Sam Glenister-Batey – Head of Conferences and Events at the University of Leeds says: “We’ve re-branded as University of Leeds Conferences and Events as I believe that the University’s reputation as a world-leading organisation offers us a real point of difference to competitors in the conferences and events industry.
We were also thrilled to open another exciting addition to our extensive venue portfolio at Cloth Hall Court. 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.”
Ann Allen, Director of Campus Innovation and Development, said: “This re-branding will allow the team to benefit from the University’s local, national and international renown. Alongside this, the recent opening of Cloth Hall Court represents a fantastic new commercial opportunity for the University. Launching a prestigious conference and events space that is available all year round in the heart of the city will be an important new source of revenue for us. Together, these innovations will help us in achieving both our aims as a Facilities Directorate and the wider University strategy.”