Digital Transformation for MEETinLEEDS
MEETinLEEDS moves towards a digital transformation to support the University of Leeds' long term digital strategy.
02:31 05 November 2021
MEETinLEEDS, the brand name of the meeting, conference, training and events facilities of the University of Leeds, has confirmed its move towards a digital transformation to support the university's long-term strategy.
Under the new initiative, MeetInLeeds will provide hybrid resources to employees and launch schemes to digitise and automate processes as well as reduce paper use and manual processes. The move will see the university enable meeting, education and social, informal spaces to enable multi-mode use.
Professor Phil Holmes, chair of financial risk management at the University of Leeds Business School, said: “The European Financial Management Association (EFMA) conference has been a great success, and that is due in no small part to the efforts and digital skills and facilities of MEETinLEEDS. Despite not being able to host a physical, in-person event, the team has shown determination and commitment in ensuring that the conference ran smoothly, with a large portion of that emphasis placed on the digital elements.”
Dr. Stephen Muench from the University of Leeds’ School of Biomedical Sciences and organiser of this year’s inaugural hybrid Astbury Retreat, added: “With support from MEETinLEEDS, the Astbury Centre was able to successfully hold its first ever hybrid Astbury Retreat in the Conference Auditorium over two mornings in September. The technical support MEETinLEEDS provided and the guidance on making use of the in-situ AV equipment and Zoom greatly facilitated a successful hybrid event. Attendees were able to watch and engage with presenters from inside the venue or elsewhere. During the recovery from Covid we are pleased to offer our members the choice of attending in person or online as preferences and schedules permit and we received positive feedback from the attendees.”