West Yorkshire once again welcomes UKREiiF to our region. Running 21-23 May 2024, it promises to be bigger than ever with over 10,000 people attending. Our West Yorkshire pavilion will host talks, panels and discussions to showcase the fantastic opportunities our region has to offer.

UKREiiF West Yorkshire Programme 2024

We are looking forward to the return of UKREiiF this May. As Destination Partner, we’ll be here to offer a warm welcome and showcase key investment opportunities at the West Yorkshire pavilion.

In the West Yorkshire pavilion, you’ll hear from political and business leaders about our vision to continue transforming and enhancing lives and communities across the region and create a brighter, inclusive West Yorkshire that works for all. We‘ll be sharing our joint ambitions, investment opportunities and setting out plans for a West Yorkshire wide tram system. 

West Yorkshire


  • 2.4 million population
  • £60 billion regional economy  
  • 170 languages spoken  
  • 95,000 businesses 
  • Seven universities with 34, 000 graduates annually 
  • Leeds has the highest number of scale ups outside of London  
  • Excellent national and international transport links by rail and air 
  • Regularly voted as one of the best places to live in the UK  

Investible opportunities

Our new interactive investment prospectus demonstrates the major opportunities for investment, development and growth. Featuring more than 30 investment and development opportunities– connecting people, businesses and communities.

West Yorkshire Net Zero Investment Prospectus 

We’re on a journey towards being net zero carbon by 2038 at the latest, with significant progress by 2030. Across our region, there are a number of exciting, innovative opportunities which are highlighted in this investment prospectus.

Working in partnership with Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and the private sector, the West Yorkshire programme will cover three major themes - doing business, connecting sustainable places, and our people, our future.

Our programme will showcase:  

  • How our unique combination of innovation, connectivity and culture makes us one of the UK’s most attractive to invest, base a thriving business, live, work and study   
  • How our plans to make housing more sustainable will help meet our net zero goals  
  • How West Yorkshire’s global strengths in AI and data are driving investment growth   
  • How the new West Yorkshire Healthtech and Digital Investment Zone will support our world-leading research and innovation in the health sector, unlocking millions in new investment opportunities  
  • How our integrated transport network will modernise connectivity across the region  
  • How West Yorkshire’s young and diverse population will shape the future of our region.

The event themes are underpinned by the West Yorkshire Plan, an ambitious vision to create an inclusive economy with well-paid jobs, great places and healthy communities, linked by a strong transport system, by 2040. 

Find out more about UKREiiF

UKREiiF West Yorkshire Programme 2024

We're excited to share our programme for UKREiiF. As Destination Partner, join us at the West Yorkshire pavilion as we showcase key investment opportunities and our vision to continue transforming and enhancing lives and communities across the region.

I’m delighted that Leeds will once again host UKREiiF, with West Yorkshire as destination partner. It is an unparalleled opportunity to show what our region has to offer and why it’s such a great place to live and work.

Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Spatial Priority Areas Prospectus

West Yorkshire is a globally-focused region that attracts and supports international businesses and investors. This prospectus provides a snapshot of our SPAs and the opportunities that they present for the region, including sites that are available for investment.