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New Charity Fly In – Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Teams from across the University of Leeds Facilities Directorate, which includes MEETinLEEDS, Great Food at Leeds and Deli(very), have nominated the local charity to support for 2016/2017 as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA).   The…
Nat Blog

The End of an Era

So the day has finally arrived. Friday 21st March 2014 is the final day I shall spend with Richard Handscombe as my Head of Sales and Marketing or, in my words, The Boss. I have been working for Richard and the MEETinLEEDS team for over…
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5 things to do before you…

Whilst stuck in a traffic jam the other day, the entertainment value of watching other drivers applying make-up and picking their noses slowly wore off, and I began thinking about things I'd like to do before......well, before long. I've…
Public transport

Grumpy? Me?

It was a fantastic day today. Beautiful sunshine, and blue skies. Travelling through the spring-like countryside into Leeds on the train was a joy.  Not for this bunch, who didn't look up from their smart phones for a second.  Maybe they have…
Michael Marks-Venue, Exterior

Seek and you shall find

As most colleagues know, I'm shortly to retire and have made a pact with myself, that in the meantime, on the way to and from meetings on campus, I’ll try to walk down a street I've never been down before.  It’s proving surprisingly…
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At Your Service

Rumour has it that the recession is over and recovery has begun! This may be so, but in the events market it's still a fact that there is an over-abundance of suppliers and therefore a massive choice – a buyer's market. When retail shopping,…
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Sentenced to Email Servitude

“Thou shalt reply to every email” isn’t really the commandment most of us think it is. How many times have you sent an email to someone only to receive a reply saying “thanks”. If you’re a polite and well-brought-up Yorkshire lad…
The Exhibition Centre-Venue, Exhibition Layout

Making an Exhibition of Myself

As 2014 dawns, I have been thinking of how the conference business has changed in the last 20 years…. Back in 1993 when I came into the academic conference sector, computers were few and far between (we had just one in our department),…
International Medieval Congress 2013

At your pleasure

Largest Academic Event in Europe Comes to Leeds. MEETinLEEDS played host to almost 2,000 delegates this July as the world's most knowledgeable medievalists attended the 20th annual International Medieval Congress – this year on the…