It has been an extraordinary visit to the region - by an extraordinary spiritual leader. Jon HIll reports.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama has been speaking to ITV Calendar in Leeds. He spoke about peaceful protests for those affected by the economic downturn, he gave us his reaction to Chinese authorities calling him "a demon." We also asked him about the Sweden vs England Euro 2012 game this evening.
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet, is joining leading figures from the world of business, sport and politics at this year's Yorkshire International Business Convention
Among the other speakers at the event, which is held concurrently in Leeds and in Bridlington for the first time, are retail guru turned government advisor, Mary Portas, political heavy-weights Michael Portillo and John Prescott and former world record holding athlete Steve Cram.