Conference News April 2018 - Page 35

35 Show Preview CHS 2018 Conference and Hospitality Show 2018 returns to rock Leeds in April with brand new exhibitors and industry meet ups “Visitors will be able to speak to industry professionals 1-to1 and attend meet-ups” he Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS18) is returning on 24 April to Leeds' first direct arena. The flagship show for CHS Group is set for its biggest year yet, with 35% of the exhibitors being new additions for 2018. Now in its ninth year, CHS caters for event organisers, venue finders and PAs, and organisers expect to bring 200 national suppliers all under one roof. With new exhibitors including Lime Venues Portfolio, The Grand Brighton and Visit Bristol, the 2018 show will again offer a diverse selection of groups. 2018 will also see the show's first industry ‘meet-ups’ held at the VIP Rockstar Bar. Visitors will be able to speak to industry professionals one-on-one and ‘meet-ups’ are designed to host a range of industry groups, including the Association of Independent Event Agents (AIEA), Delegate Wranglers, EventProfs who Learn (EWL). There is also a meet up specifically for PAs. Attendees will be able to explore the exclusive Little Black Book Zone, which returns after a successful inaugural year in 2017. Dubbed the ‘go-to’ place for bookers looking to access restaurants, bars and private members clubs, this year sees the space expanded in a response to increased demand. A variety of suppliers will feature again,