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Blog: Expanding reach with online events

7 May 2020

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.

Planning submitted for Gateshead Quays arena-led scheme

4 May 2020

Gateshead Council’s development partner “Ask:PATRIZIA”, has submitted a full planning application for the £260m arena, conference and exhibition centre on Gateshead Quays. The 80,000 sq ft development, which will host international conferences and exhibiti...

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau recognised as best in England for third year running

3 March 2020

The NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has landed another silver award at the prestigious M&IT Awards, earning them the title of best in England for the third year running!

NewcastleGateshead leads the way with first interdisciplinary conference on ageing syndromes

24 February 2020

The first ever International Sarcopenia Translational Research Conference will come to NewcastleGateshead this year, to help tackle the challenges of a growing population…

Industry leaders see NewcastleGateshead as a world class destination for business events

30 October 2019

Hosted by the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, the board meeting was followed by an educational trip showcasing NewcastleGateshead as an exciting destination for major business events.

Spotlight On: Newcastle Helix

18 October 2019

Newcastle Helix is the city’s flagship development and is set to offer 46,500sqm of office, research and meetings space upon completion.

World’s largest complement conference will return to UK after 30 years

18 September 2019

The world’s largest and oldest complement conference will take place in NewcastleGateshead in 2022, it has been confirmed. Hosted at Sage Gateshead, an international music, conference and event venue designed by renowned architect Norman Foster on the banks of ...

Leading cardiac association to bring conference to heart of NewcastleGateshead

16 August 2019

NewcastleGateshead has been chosen to host the annual conference of a leading cardiac association in the UK from 19th to 20th November 2019.

Choir festival to bring pride to the North East

1 August 2019

LGBTQ+ choirs from around the UK and Ireland will gather in NewcastleGateshead in 2021 for an ensemble of singing and live performances, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Hand in Hand is a three-day event bringing choirs and local community together, celebrating ...

SMG Europe set to operate UK’s most exciting new events destination

26 June 2019

Today (26 June), renowned venue management group SMG Europe has officially been announced as the operator for a new arena, conference and exhibition centre in NewcastleGateshead.

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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.