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North East hotels celebrate night of success at industry’s Excellence Awards

3 October 2022

After a two-year break, because of the Covid pandemic, one of the hardest-hit industries, a hospitality organisation, came back fighting last night and proved that they may have been down, but they’re definitely not beat! North East Hotels Association (NEHA), w...

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau wins UK industry award 

20 September 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) has won the Bronze Award for Best UK Convention Bureau at the prestigious M&IT Awards.  Held on Friday 9th September 2022 at Evolution London, the awards are the Oscars of ...

North East meetings and events industry on track for recovery

12 July 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has reported signs of recovery for the meetings and events industry in the North East. From April 2019 to April 2022, the convention bureau has facilitated a 73% increase in confirmed enquiries for meetings, events and confere...

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau showcase region at major industry event 

29 June 2022

The NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), will be leading a regional delegation to one of the UK’s largest exhibitions in the meetings and events industry.    The Meetings Show will be returning to ExC...

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau set sights on new business at international event 

30 May 2022

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau is preparing to head to IMEX in Frankfurt, one of the world’s leading international exhibitions for business events, in a bid to attract international conferences.  Hosted at Messe Frankfurt, 31st May – 2nd June, IMEX...

Medieval-inspired meeting rooms open in Newcastle

9 May 2022

Corporate events with a difference are on the menu at Blackfriars in Newcastle, thanks to the addition of their new medieval-inspired meeting rooms. The owners of the complex have transformed the former sleeping quarters of the ‘Black Friars’ into Dormitory M...

Newcastle and Gateshead venues play their part in Covid community response

25 April 2022

Swapping serving fans for supervising Covid testing, 12-hour shifts to serve key workers and live-streaming church services – these are just a few of the ways in which staff at venues across Newcastle and Gateshead helped their communities during the pandemic l...

Atypical Interaction Conference2022 hosted in NewcastleGateshead

19 April 2022

An international conference focusing on communication and interaction involving people with a range of cognitive, linguistic and physical impairments will be held in Newcastle this year.  The Atypical Interaction Conference (AIC) will be coming to Newcastle ...

Business organisations back £150m Covid fightback campaign

30 March 2022

Business organisations are backing a major campaign designed to recapture the £150m a year events and meetings market in Newcastle and Gateshead. A total of 35 venues ranging from major hotel chains to historic buildings are taking part in Tyne To Get Back To Bu...

NewcastleGateshead venues unite in £150m Covid fightback

24 March 2022

VENUES across Newcastle and Gateshead have united in a major campaign to bounce back from Covid and recapture the £150m a year business events and meetings market. A total of 35 venues ranging from major hotel chains to historic buildings have joined forces to h...

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