Less Steel City, more real city.

Discover the secrets of one of the UK’s most likeable cities – and why it might just be your ideal destination. You might be excused for thinking that we fly a little under the radar of other northern metropolises. But the city has long been quietly reinventing itself as the northern capital of cool. 

From stylish venues and hip regeneration projects to its wealth of green space and sustainability credentials, Sheffield is a real crowd pleaser. Little wonder we regularly feature in Time Out’s European city breaks guide.

A view of the outside of the Sheffield Winter Garden seen from Millennium Square.
Two ramblers are walking up a hill. Down in the valley below them you can see rows of terrace houses and on the horizon you can see Sheffield city centre.

Great Venues

We’re really proud of our high-quality venues and hotels which offer something a bit different to the usual suspects. They all have a distinctively Sheffield flavour especially the Winter Garden-Europe’s biggest urban glasshouse.

And did you know…. Our fashionable Kelham Island district (home to uber stylish venues) was named one of the world's 51 coolest neighbourhoods in 2022 by Time Out.

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Sector strengths & solving global issues

The University of Sheffield is ranked in the top 100 globally, with a cutting-edge reputation in engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology. Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre is one of the most advanced research centres for physical activity in the world.

And there’s more

Exploding food & drink scene

It’s difficult to split food and beer in Sheffield- they often go hand in hand. And there’s nothing like a long day at a conference to build up an appetite. Check out new openings and old favourites whether your delegation want to eat together or explore the city themselves.

Begin exploring here..

Friendly and supportive

The city has a super friendly reputation and an ability to make you feel like a local in no time. We’re here to find the right venues and experiences for you and your delegates. Whether you need detailed support or just a chat and some practical advice- we’re just a phone call away. There’s no catch. It’s our job to make it easier for you to bring your event to Sheffield.

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Great social add ons

We are bursting with ideas to enhance events and social programmes. From food and drink (cheese tasting, chocolate making, microbreweries and Sheffield Gin School) to outdoor activities in the peaks- or a trip to the magnificent Chatsworth House. We’ll find something to suit.

You will find some great ideas for delegates here .

European Hair Research Society Conference 2023

"Having been to all 20 of the EHRS meetings since the first was held in Brussels in 1989, Sheffield has been one of, if not, the best of the lot.  The feedback we have received has been pretty spectacular and the delegates really loved the city.  The venues were great, they loved the dinner in the Cathedral and having the Lord Mayor at the Winter Garden reception made a big impression."

Andrew Messenger, Honorary Professor of Dermatology

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Please contact us on: 

Tel: 0114 273 5978
Email: Conferences@sheffield.gov.uk 

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Events Confirmed

We are delighted that the following events are coming to Sheffield!

European Communication Research & Education Association Conference 2024

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons 2024

British Association of Knee Surgeons 2024

Kids Knee Conference 2024

Association of Internet Research 2024

International Society for Study of Celiac Disease 2024

International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces 2024

British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes 2025

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