This summer MEETinLEEDS are looking forward to one of its busiest summers on record!
The events team are no strangers to a packed conference season and the sales team recently recorded over 300 enquiries in one month (that’s an average of 13 enquiries per working day!) but this summer looks to be one of the busiest ever as event organisers make use of the wealth of facilities the University of Leeds has to offer.
The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is back, after being successfully hosted on campus for the first time last year, and this year Teach First will be making use of our “perfect setting” as over 3,000 delegates attend their annual residential training event.
Added to this are a number of events including: a large engineering event that will be making use of the delicious catering in our Refectory; the Tour de France taking over the city as the Grand Départ starts in Leeds; a number of summer schools using the campus; a large residential healthcare event; five weddings at Devonshire Hall and Communication Matters will be using a number of venues including Parkinson Court and our accessible accommodation as they host their National Conference.
With all of this activity you might think that the sales team are due a well-earned rest but we’re not resting on our laurels!
We are continuing to work hard with our colleagues in Sport & Physical Activity to drive sport events through our facilities and have been looking at specific events for Oxley and Devonshire Hall. We are also working hard to secure an event for July that will be closely book-ended by both Teach First and IMC.
We do not shy away from a tight booking schedule and in turn a monster challenge for delivery – our teams are not afraid!
The Conference team take such a diverse pool of enquiries and we work hard to match, and where possible, exceed their expectations. Although summer 2014 and summer 2015 are looking busy, we are always ready and waiting to help the next event organiser find the perfect venue!
If you would like to enquire about hosting an event at the University of Leeds please contact our Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 343 6100.