What you can expect at Leeds Business Week – 17th – 21st October 2016


Leeds Business Week is quickly approaching. This incredible week brings more than 100 speakers to the city of Leeds, sharing their knowledge and inspiration to thousands of delegates at various events across the city. Taking place in October each year, Leeds Business Week is considered one of the city’s most prolific and important platforms for sharing ideas and inspiration within the business community and helping generate long-lasting business relationships.

If you’re attending the event or thinking about it, then read on as Weetwood Hall explores what you can expect at this year’s Leeds Business Week.

Festival of Business

On 19 October 2016, the Festival of Business will be taking place at the Leeds Club. A series of seminars for business owners, executives and not-for-profit organisations will take place from between 09:00 and 16:00, offering insight, strategies and inspiration. Amongst the speakers will be Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Business School, PWC, Blacks, and many more.

Dealing with The Use and Abuse of Social Media in the Workplace

This informative event provides a practical guide to businesses about the importance of managing social media in the workplace. Presented by Blacks Solicitors and being held at the Leeds Club, this presentation is aimed at helping businesses have an understanding about the legal framework associated with social media both at work and outside work.

Leeds Business Lunch

Back by popular demand this year is the Leeds Business Lunch. What could be better than networking over scrumptious food and delicious drinks, surrounded by like-minded and inspiring people from the world of business?

Hosted by the Yorkshire Mafia, the Leeds Business Lunch is taking place at Bibis Italianissimo, from 12:00 to 15:00 on October 20th. Though such is the popularity of the Leeds Business Lunch, the event has sold out!

Big Drinks Evening

Enjoy rubbing shoulders and networking with some of the most creative names in business at the Big Drinks Evening. Also hosted by the Yorkshire Mafia, Big Drinks Evening is being held at Chaophraya on October 20th from 18:00 until 23:00.

This relaxed and informal environment is sales free and always proves to be a popular event of the Leeds Business Week.

Being the biggest business week in the whole of the UK, a myriad of exciting, interactive, educational and informative events will be taking place throughout the week. As well as the ones mentioned above, there will be exhibitions, master-classes, business breakfasts, products launches, and much, much more.

Why should you participate in Leeds Business Week?

You might be a business owner, an entrepreneur, work in recruitment and HR, a freelancer, an executive, a not-for-profit organisation, a local authority, work within the public sector, in an education institution, or any business related role. If you have an interest in meeting business professionals, growing your network and business, or generally learning about various aspects of modern business practices, participating in this incredible business week, will give the opportunity to connect, trade and develop your business, regardless of what sector or capacity you work in.

Furthermore, the majority of the events at Leeds Business Week are free to attend, leaving you with little excuse not to attend and miss out on the many business opportunities the Leeds Business Week offers.

For more information on Leeds Business Week 2016 visit the official LeedsBizWeek website.

If you are attending this year’s Leeds Business Week and require accommodation, why not stay in the stylish, comfortable and well-facilitated rooms at Weetwood Hall? Situated in Headingley, just a stone’s throw from Leeds City Centre, Weetwood Hall is perfectly located to attend the Leeds Business Week 2016.

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