The Leeds-based Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS) is to relocate to the first direct arena for its 2016 edition next April.
Organisers are anticipating growing the show by 40% and say they need a city centre location and the extra floor space.
Emma Cartmell, managing director, CHS Group said: “This is a very bold move, but we are confident we can achieve this growth.”
The 2015 show delivered a 20% increase in exhibitors and floor space at The Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road. Now, Cartmell says, the show has outgrown that venue.
“We are also investing in enhanced marketing, promotion and PR in order to attract more visitors and buyers to the show. It’s going to be an exciting year as CHS 2016 unfolds,” she added.
Sarah Hawkins, director of sales, Radisson BLU Leeds Hotel said: “We have exhibited at the Conference and Hospitality Show since its launch in 2010 and continue to support it. I welcome the move to the first direct arena as I believe this will strengthen the show’s proposition further and attract more high quality visitors, thus increasing our return on investment.”
Ben Williams, general manager, first direct arena said he was delighted the arena would be the new venue for the 2016 show.
“We are confident that our state of the art facilities and city centre location will result in an event to remember.”