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Inside NewcastleGateshead

In this editorial section, we introduce you to key players from across North East England, with interviews with figures from the world of business, academia, culture and sport - as well as some famous faces - to get to the heart of what makes the region so special.

Hello from Ant and Dec

Proud Geordies Ant and Dec share why they are so proud to be from North East England.

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A warm Geordie welcome

Alexander Armstrong introduces North East England, a region which spawned the likes of the steam train, the windscreen wiper and the lightbulb and continues to make its mark internationally.

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A research and innovation powerhouse

Professor Chris Day, vice-chancellor and president of Newcastle University, talks to us about the life-changing research happening here in NewcastleGateshead.

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A UK hub of tech and digital expertise

We spoke to Rob Charlton, chief executive of Newcastle-based architectural design network Space Group, about how Newcastle is leading the way with Building Information Modelling.

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A great place to do business

Jayne-Anne Gadhia was CEO of Virgin Money from 2007-2018 and was full of praise for NewcastleGateshead and its business community. We asked her what makes the area a great place to do business.

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Connected to tomorrow’s world

Ryder Architecture’s Paul Bell tells us how the region which redefined transport once before, through the invention of the steam train and the creation of the railway, could now be set to lead a second transport revolution.

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A smart and sustainable city

Mark Tewdwr-Jones, director of Newcastle City Futures, explains how excellent interrelationships across Newcastle are the root of innovation and continued success for the city.

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A city destination with space to think

Jane Percy, Duchess of Northumberland, tells us about bringing to life her ambitious plans for The Alnwick Garden and explains why the coast and countryside of North East England help make the region truly special.

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Host of major international events

Former England captain Alan Shearer played in his fair share of big football competitions. He knows a thing or two about what NewcastleGateshead can add to a special occasion too. We asked him about the destination’s role as a host of major events.

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From venues and experiences your delegates will love to free accommodation booking services and 'red-carpet' welcomes, find essential information for planning your perfect event here.

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 or call us on +44 (0)191 440 5757.