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.
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 2023. 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.
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.
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.