The two-day event was secured by Leeds following a competitive RFP. The Annual Debate is the key meeting in the association’s calendar and will welcome 80 delegates from the UK and Ireland, including professional conference organisers, convention bureaux, convention centres, hotels, event technology providers, transport providers and more.
Kerrin MacPhie, ICCA UK and Ireland chapter chair and director of sales at ACC Liverpool, said: "Leeds presented an excellent bid to host our annual debate and we are delighted to be heading to Leeds with our chapter delegation. The annual debate is the key calendar event for our chapter members to connect, hear from expert speakers and debate key industry trends."
Cllr Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council and executive member for economy and culture, said: "We are delighted to be hosting the ICCA UK & Ireland Annual Debate for 2016 at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds. The Conference Leeds team is thrilled to have secured such a high profile debate in the conference and events sphere, and the team looks forward to welcoming the ICCA delegates to the city and ensuring their experience in Leeds is second to none."
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