ConferenceLeeds has announced that the Public Sector Communications Academy conference will come to Leeds, 18-19 October 2017, and its newest conference venue, Cloth Hall Court.
The business came via a successful bid through the city’s conference ambassador programme. During the selection process ConferenceLeeds worked closely with one of its ambassadors, Dee Reid, Head of Communications and Marketing at Leeds City Council, to ensure there was a thorough understanding of the city and how it could work to meet the client’s needs.
The annual national conference, which is organised by LGCommunications and the Government Communications Service, will see 600 of the country’s leading public sector communications professionals visit the city.
LGCommunications is a national body working to raise the standard of communication in local government and chose Leeds over competitor destinations, including Birmingham and Media City in Salford.
Dee commented: “ConferenceLeeds’ knowledge and understanding of the city and its venues was essential in helping us win this conference for Leeds. The team ensured everyone had a confident understanding of how the city could work to the client’s advantage, pairing their expert knowledge with the requirements for the conference.”
Simon Jones, chair of LGCommunications, said: “This is the biggest conference of its kind for public sector communicators, so we needed a destination that could live up to that. We chose Leeds because of the fantastic conference facilities in what is a great city location.”
Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds, added: “This is a fantastic win for the city and a good opportunity for us to showcase our work on a national scale. We’re proud that the Academy recognised Leeds as an impressive conferencing destination that is continuing to thrive, which is testament to the hard work that is carried out across the city. We will be welcoming all 300 delegates to the city with a warm Yorkshire welcome and know they will have a brilliant time with us.”