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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau showcase region at major industry event 

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 ExCeL London on 29th and 30th June 2022, and will bring together thousands of event professionals from aroun the world with exhibitors including hotels, convention bureaus, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers.  

The NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau will be joined on stand C71 by seven NGI partners including Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Newcastle United Football Club, Northumbria University, R&B Group, Sage Gateshead and ASM Global, operators of The Sage ICC. 

Paul Szomoru, Director of Business Events, NGI said: 

“The Meetings Show is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region on an international stage, and we are proud to be attending alongside our delegation that is made up of some of the finest venues and suppliers in the North East.  

“Business events is a staple part of the local visitor economy and our collaborative presence at this event is vital to the recovery, sustainability and growth of the sector.  

“We have so much to shout about here in NewcastleGateshead and are working closely with all of our partners to put the region in front of the right audience, which is right here at The Meeting Show. 

“This year, we’re excited to be able to talk about the brand-new International Conference Centre, The Sage ICC, in a lot more detail as we are joined by the venue operators ASM Global. We’ll also be showcasing the other brilliant venues, and multi-award winning event production company R&B Group, and getting the message across to organisers about how in Newcastle and Gateshead we all work together as one team, in one destination to ensure your event is the best yet.   

Rachel Divers, Conference and Events Sales Manager, Newcastle United Football Club, said: 

“The Meetings Show is always a big event in our calendar and we’re proud to be able to represent the region alongside NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau and the other stand partners.  

“As Newcastle United Football Club, we are at the heart of the city and cater to a global audience, and The Meetings Show is an excellent place to do business, build relationships and generate enquiries from national and international organisers and buyers to bring more events to NewcastleGateshead.” 

Celebrating its 10th year, The Meetings Show will include a programme of events around key themes in the industry, such as sustainability, innovation, technology and personal development and there will be a headline address from Lord Sebastian Coe, British politician and former Olympic medallist.  

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