Leeds C&I revenue reaches £562m after busy year

Leeds' conference and incentive industry is worth £562m annually, according to research by Yorkshire Forward.

Leeds' C&I industry is worth £562m annually
Leeds' C&I industry is worth £562m annually

Regional development agency Yorkshire Forward surveyed more than 100 Leeds venues in 2009 and estimated that Leeds attracts more than four million delegates each year, with a collective spend of £562m.

The research, which forms part of the UK Events Markets Trends Survey, also found that almost six million delegates visit West Yorkshire annually, and spend £777m.

Head of Conference Leeds Nicola Lockwood said: "2009 was a busy year, despite the recession. There has been huge growth in hotels and meeting venues in the city in the past five years."

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