The Rose Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University’s £50m new conferencing facility, opened for business with a James Bond themed gala dinner for The British Universities Finance Directors Group.
The addition to the Well Met portfolio makes it one of the largest conference venues in the city.
Business development manager for Well Met Conferencing, Kate Pitcher, says: “The numbers of event bookings for the future are flowing in. The BUFDG conference was our first real test and it proved to be a huge success with lots of positive feedback.”
BUFDG conference organiser Andrew McConnell says his event was “the best ever. I have had only positive comments from delegates”.
An Architecture Awards dinner followed the opening event and the Academy of Marketing, Leeds Business Week and the Royal Anthropological Institute are do to follow with business at the Rose Bowl.
Carnegie Village in Headingley will open later this year, providing accommodation for 479 students during term time, but also enabling the University to offer residential conferences all year round.
The Rose Bowl will hold an official opening for event buyers and conference organisers on 8 May.