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At NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, we love meeting new people, learning new things and, of course, helping people get to know NewcastleGateshead. Our blog is a collection of our reflections on the work we do to help conference and event organisers of all kinds plan successful events in North East England.

Conferencing in Style: Unique Venues in Newcastle and Gateshead

18 September 2023

If you’re planning a conference or event in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead but don’t know where to start in your search for a venue, this guide is for you! From iconic landmarks to contemporary spaces, Newcastle and Gateshead offer a range of venues that combine functionality with style. This blog presents an overview of […]

From Boardrooms to Bridges: Making the Most of Your Conference Visit to NewcastleGateshead

10 August 2023

The North East is most known as a hotspot for nightlife and partygoers, but the region goes far beyond this reputation. From its rich history and stunning architecture to its vibrant cultural scene, Newcastle and Gateshead offer so much for visiting conference delegates. Why not extend your stay and add two extra days of exploration […]

Why is the North East a hotbed for health and life sciences?

13 February 2023

We spoke to Rebecca and Caroline about why Newcastle and the wider North East region is the go-to place for the health and life science sector and events and conferences surrounding the industry. 

4 ways to look after your wellbeing when visiting for a conference in NewcastleGateshead

13 January 2023

NewcastleGateshead is not just a global destination for business events, but also a vibrant city in the heart of the North East, jam packed with incredible things to see and do. If you’re visiting for a conference, why not make the most of your downtime to download, reset and recharge after a busy day. Planning, […]

Its Tyne to get the team back together again!

11 May 2021

For the past year, being together with our colleagues and team members hasn’t quite been the same. From working in our living rooms and socialising online, to having to meet new colleagues and undergoing training virtually, we’ve all experienced a lot of change that none of us could have ever seen coming.  And whilst we’ve managed to keep going and the pub […]

Gateshead Quays: An interview with Kerrin MacPhie, VisitBritain

9 July 2020

Anticipation is fast-building for the brand-new £260m state-of-the-art waterfront destination that will transform the already vibrant Gateshead Quays when it opens in 2024. Kerrin MacPhie, head of business events at VisitBritain, talks about the development that’s set to grab the attention of events organisers across the globe.

Promoting NewcastleGateshead virtually

24 June 2020

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks promoting NewcastleGateshead to national and international event professionals at MeetGB Virtual. Organised by VisitBritain, MeetGB Virtual was a great platform to raise the profile of the region to international event organisers in North America and Europe. Having the event online this year allowed for greater flexibility with event planners joining digitally at a time suitable for them to brush up on their knowledge of UK destinations and the business events product available.

Expanding reach with online events

7 May 2020

In March 2020, NewcastleGateshead Initiative were among the first event organisers to have to cancel a live event due to the Covid-19 outbreak. With the North East England Tourism Awards due to take place on Tuesday 24 March, it was becoming clear earlier in the month that hosting a gathering for 400+ wouldn’t be the responsible thing to do.

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