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-visual production specialists, The R&B Group, promoting their virtual and hybrid events services, Events Northumbria from Northumbria University Newcastle and The Crowne Plaza Newcastle Stephenson Quarter.
Paul Szomoru, Director of Business Events at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “The Meetings Show 2020 was an invaluable opportunity to make new connections and to re-connect with old friends and clients of the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, albeit in a virtual online environment instead of live and in-person, which we all miss so much. It certainly showed that this is a fantastic industry full of passionate and innovative professionals. The education sessions were brilliant, with a huge amount of content looking at how best to approach hybrid event delivery which merges virtual and live events.
“We are seizing every opportunity presented to us to promote Newcastle, Gateshead and North East England to the world, working to keep us at the forefronts of people’s minds and inspire them to bring their events here when they are able to in the future.”