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Bid for an event

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau’s Conference Ambassador Programme is here to help academics, professionals, researchers and business figures create a successful bid and then to stage an inspiring and rewarding conference in NewcastleGateshead.

In considering where to hold its next conference, an association or society is strongly influenced by the input of a local member, with the final decision often based on a competitive process with bids spearheaded by a local ‘Conference Ambassador’.

You provide the scientific, technical or industry knowledge, a network of contacts and programme ideas. The Convention Bureau provides high-quality bid documentation, expert knowledge, unbiased advice on venues, social programmes, transport and accommodation, and support throughout the process – free of charge. By working together, we can create a first-class proposal and professional presentation materials, giving your bid the best chance of success.

The conference industry in NewcastleGateshead delivers an estimated local economic impact of around £100 million annually. This programme has been developed to help you bring even greater numbers of high-quality conferences into the region.


Why bid?

If your work is cutting edge and you’re making waves in your field, then tell the world! Bringing a conference to NewcastleGateshead is a great way to show your colleagues that North East England’s universities, hospitals, businesses and organisations are at the forefront of change and innovation.

Hosting a conference will help you:

  • Highlight new research and developments.
  • Forge national and international links with academic and industry peers.
  • Gain recognition for top staff.
  • Showcase new facilities.
  • Shape the agenda within your field.
  • Position yourself and your organisation as leaders in your discipline
  • Boost your professional standing at home and abroad.
  • You will also make a valuable contribution to the ongoing economic development of NewcastleGateshead and help put the region on the map.

To participate in the Conference Ambassador Programme, or to find out more, even if you don’t have a specific event in mind, please contact Caroline Reed, Conference Development Manager.

+44 (0)191 440 5759caroline.reed@ngi.org.uk

Ready to host your perfect event?

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.


NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau services during COVID-19

To maintain social distancing, the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau team is now operating from home.

While we can't welcome you to our beautiful destination to experience it for yourself or show you round our brilliant venues, we are still here to help with enquiries about the destination and to assist with planning future conferences and events in NewcastleGateshead.

Contact us via email at conventionbureau@ngi.org.uk or call us on +44 (0)191 440 5757.