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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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ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company, has announced that Sage, the leader in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses, is the naming partner for the transformational NewcastleGateshead Quays arena and conference centre development. Opening in 2024, The Sage will be a 54,500 sqm pioneering community-focused, state-of-the-art business and […]

27 January 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau wins UK industry awards 

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 meetings and events industry on track for recovery

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has reported signs of recovery for the meetings and events industry in the North East. From April 2019 to April 2022, the convention bureau has facilitated a 73% increase in confirmed enquiries for meetings, events and conferences, with figures from May this year almost at full recovery from 2019. This is the […]

12 July 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau showcase region at major industry event 

The NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), will be leading a regional delegation to one of the UK’s largest exhibitions in the meetings and events industry.    The Meetings Show will be returning to ExCeL London on 29th and 30th June 2022, and will bring together thousands of event professionals from aroun the world […]

29 June 2022

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From venues and experiences your delegates will love to free accommodation booking services and 'red-carpet' welcomes, find essential information for planning your perfect event here.