CHS Leeds has announced a new partnership that will see the show’s legendary Welcome Reception takes place at the University of Leeds’ new venue, Cloth Hall Court. The reception will take place on the evening of 24th April, before the show opens, and gives Hosted Buyers and exhibitors a chance to network informally ahead of the event. 

The Welcome Reception at CHS events have always kicked off the event with an innovative, creative, and valuable networking opportunity for exhibitors and Hosted Buyers. Meanwhile, Cloth Hall Court itself represents a taste of Leeds’s heritage, a fully restored Grade II listed building steeped in rich and fascinating history, vital to Leeds becoming a global centre of commerce and trade in textiles. Cloth Hall Court offers nine meeting rooms across two floors and can host 300 guests in one space or 550 utilising the full building. Its traditional heritage has inspired its aesthetic design, it meets every requirement of a contemporary events venue.   

The event will be a celebration, both of Leeds and the surrounding area, but also the city’s growing business events scene. Cloth Hall Court is representative of this scene, following investments into the venue, it now has state-of-the art technical facilities including, assisted accessibility, excellent catering options, and a synergy with businesses and brands from a diverse range of industries, all in keeping with Leeds’s industrial heritage and reputation for innovation. 

“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone connected to CHS Leeds to Cloth Hall Court,” commented Sam Glenister-Batey, Head of Conferences and Events at the University of Leeds. “We’re really excited about what we have here, and we know everyone will be bowled over by the venue, the work we’ve done on our meetings and events product, and the quality of the hospitality we provide. It will be a great night.”

“Our Welcome Reception is an integral part of CHS Leeds and is an opportunity to welcome the events industry to the city,” commented Lou Hindley, Commercial Director, CHS Leeds. “Cloth Hall  Court is an exceptional new events venue, it tells a story of Leeds past and present and provides a wonderful backdrop for our visitors to relax into their time with us, engage with each other informally, before the real business starts in the morning.”

CHS Leeds takes place at The Royal Armouries, 25th April 2023. 

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