Conference Leeds x CHS Leeds

Conference organisers are encouraged to Explore Leeds

Leeds is a city that is fuelled by independence. With an abundance of independent venues, Leeds has an independent spirit, with an international vision. With stunning architecture and modern collaborative spaces, to innovative and interactive technology, Leeds’ independent venues inspire and bolster creativity in a truly unique way – a chance for organisers and delegates to experience the exceptional.

Why Independent Leeds?

With culture at its core, Leeds’ independent scene is bursting with variety and is inspired by heritage, innovation, and craftsmanship. No matter the nature of the indie venue, whether it’s a historic house, contemporary art gallery, or tech-inspired studio, Leeds’ independent venues are capable of hosting a conference with a difference. With conference bookings soaring in 2022, the independent venue is a popular choice for many.

How the independents deliver and deliver big

Just because they’re independent, doesn’t mean they fall short on big results. From your intimate spaces like Trinity Kitchen which is bursting with flavour to your crowd-pleasing venues like Horizon with its award-winning digitally-led spaces, the people that run each and every indie venue in Leeds know what they’re doing just as much as an established venue. In fact, because they know unique and they know different, their area of expertise stretches to facilitating a conference that stands out from the crowd. Who wouldn’t want to attend a conference that is unlike any they have attended before?

At the beating heart of Leeds’ conferencing scene, is the opportunity to experience exceptional. After all, it’s the experience that delegates remember. An independent venue is all part and parcel of a conferencing experience; whether it’s discovering the historic corners of Harewood House, exploring the head-quarters of the highly acclaimed Northern Ballet, uncovering the long respective heritage at Aspire, or enjoying the vibrant and creative spaces at Studio Leeds, the venue plays a huge role in making a conference memorable.

What Leeds has to say about its indie venues

In October 2021, Leeds celebrated its independent venues in all of their glory, demonstrating that independents are big on impact. Why not take a closer look at the city’s indie venues and discover more about the stories behind them and the event experiences they can offer. It’s a way to make a conference unique, after all, you won’t find a venue like an indie venue anywhere else.

Reflecting on Leeds’ Independent Venues, Claire Heap, Head of Conference Leeds commented: “Independent venues are the beating heart of Leeds as their unique offerings and personalised experiences contribute significantly to our city’s character and have a track record of leaving a lasting impression on both domestic and international delegates.”

“Independent venues are a great asset to the city’s portfolio, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for hosting a memorable conference experience. As we embark on life post-pandemic, it is imperative that we continue to bolster our indies to give delegates the opportunity to experience the exceptional.”

#ExploreIndieLeeds by browsing Leeds’ independent venue offering and find out more about Independent Venues Month here.

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