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Hybrid events to provide long-term solution to business events industry

11 May 2021

Hybrid events is becoming an increasingly common term in the events industry, and is simply defined as an event with both a live in-person audience and an online virtual audience.       Many industr...

INNSiDE Newcastle set for May 2021 opening

Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s largest hotel group, will officially open INNSiDE Newcastle on Monday 17 May, in line with the Government’s roadmap announcement. Bringing a slice of continental life to the heart of the city, the 161-room hotel will be lo...

Tyne to meet at St. James’ Park

21 April 2021

Throughout the pandemic the meeting and events team at St. James’ Park has continued to deliver essential NHS training events, adhering to strict restrictions to ensure a safe and covid secure space, for key workers to continue to serve the wider community thro...

Accor chooses NewcastleGateshead Quays for dual branded hotel

6 April 2021

Accor, the leading hospitality group, is bringing its internationally renowned Novotel and ibis brands to the £260m NewcastleGateshead Quays regeneration scheme. The agreement with Gateshead Council, its development partners Ask Real Estate and independent inves...

English Core Cities come together to create Hybrid Events Solutions UK

24 February 2021

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has joined forces with other English cities in an industry first, to support the conference and events industry as it continues to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference industry has been heavily impacted by the Covid-...

Green light for Newcastle Gateshead’s £260m regeneration scheme

11 November 2020

Gateshead Council’s planning committee has approved plans for the development of a £260m arena-led regeneration scheme which will see the creation of around 2,000 new jobs in the region, giving a £60m annual boost to the local economy. The scheme, which sits ...

Promoting NewcastleGateshead virtually at The Meetings Show

22 October 2020

This week the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau attended The Meetings Show 2020, which was run as a virtual trade show instead of the usual live, in-person event which takes place in London each year. The Convention Bureau team were joined by local audio-visua...

Newcastle Quayside hotel nears completion

15 September 2020

A new £25m hotel on Newcastle Quayside is set to open by the end of the year as building work nears completion. The 161-bedroom INNSiDE Hotel, operated by Melia Hotels International, marks a significant investment for the region and will create 80 jobs. The hote...

Updated coronavirus guidelines announced

10 September 2020

This week the Government announced the re-introduction of coronavirus restrictions around the number of people you can mix with in a social capacity.  From Monday 14 September, limits on the number of people you can see socially are changing – wit...

Business events community collaborates to welcome back meetings safely

1 September 2020

Two leading universities, a Premier League football club, two museums, an art gallery, a 900 year old castle, a national train operator and many other venues, hotels, and events support service providers from across North East England have come together to create...

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