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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...

BLOG: How technology is re-shaping the business events industry

30 July 2020

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has forced the meetings and events industry to adapt quickly and dramatically. The need for an alternative to face-to-face meetings and conferences has led to an explosion of virtual events. Technology has played a vital role in ensu...

Global conference to transform intercultural learning goes virtual

2 July 2020

A global conference exploring how intercultural and international learning can be made more accessible will take place online later this year. The International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC), which has attracted delegates from Europe, USA and beyond, was mea...

New Gateshead Quays details announced

29 June 2020

New details have been revealed about the international conference and exhibition centre due to open in winter 2023 on Gateshead Quays. New CGI videos and imagery released today show that the UK’s newest international conference and exhibition centre will be cap...

Europe’s largest geography conference heads for NewcastleGateshead

18 June 2020

Geographers from around the world will be coming together in NewcastleGateshead for The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference in 2022. The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2022 will be held at Newcastle University between Tu...

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.

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