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Welcome to NewcastleGateshead, the vibrant capital of North East England, and a booming hub of business and culture. Home to exceptional talent, world-renowned research and supportive business communities, we have world-leading expertise in sustainability and medical sciences; tech and digital; offshore and marine; professional business services; and logistics. NewcastleGateshead is a modern, thriving city and a destination that delegates love.

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Working with you, NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau brings expert advice and support, established partnerships with local academia, business and industry, and extensive local knowledge. We offer FREE and unbiased advice to any event organiser to make it easier for you to bring your event to our region.

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Latest News

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau strengthens team with new appointments

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has appointed a Head of Business Events and Travel Trade, a brand-new role for the organisation. NGI is the destination and inward investment agency that delivers for Newcastle, Gateshead, and the wider region. Jen Rea, who took up the position earlier this month, will be looking at […]

10 October 2022

North East hotels celebrate night of success at industry’s Excellence Awards

After a two-year break, because of the Covid pandemic, one of the hardest-hit industries, a hospitality organisation, came back fighting last night and proved that they may have been down, but they’re definitely not beat! North East Hotels Association (NEHA), which was established over thirty years ago is an organisation which offers support, guidance, and […]

3 October 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau wins UK industry award 

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) has won the Bronze Award for Best UK Convention Bureau at the prestigious M&IT Awards.  Held on Friday 9th September 2022 at Evolution London, the awards are the Oscars of the business events industry and celebrate the people who continue to drive the industry forward.    Hosted this […]

20 September 2022

North East welcomes international travel trade delegates to the region

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) hosted its first travel trade visit with delegates from the Gulf Cooperation Council.

1 March 2023

Newcastle set to host major creative industry conference

One of the largest conventions in the creative industry is heading to Newcastle in 2023.   The Creative Cities Convention (CCC) is a unique meeting place and one of the largest events – outside of London, where content creators and leading industry figures can network together and discuss their thoughts on the future of the screen […]

10 February 2023

£20m boost for Gateshead international conference and exhibition centre

Central Government has revealed Gateshead Council has been successful in its bid to secure £20 million of Levelling Up funding, which will be invested into The Sage arena, conference, and exhibition centre. The Council submitted the bid in August 2022, to fulfil the Council’s plans for the development of The Sage.  The Government has recognised […]

20 January 2023

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