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Event support

ARK Associates

T: +44 (0)7774 413 482

ARK Associates offers a choice of highly-experienced event facilitators. ARK provides professionals who can enhance an event by steering the discussion, hosting, interviewing, gaining consensus, drawing conclusions and creating a written record. ARK can also provide guest speakers to add a feature element to an event, covering a wide range of management techniques and topics.

Delegate Welcome

T: +44 (0)191 440 5757

Create a good first impression for your conference with a warm Geordie welcome to delegates as they arrive into the city at main transport hubs, hotels or conference venues. The service can help provide delegates with directions, local information and NewcastleGateshead Official Map & City Guides. Welcome desks and signage can be branded with your own event logo.

Hiscox Event Insurance

T: +44 (0)141 339 7260
M: +44 (0)7818 013 265

Hiscox has over 30 years of experience insuring national, international and European conferences, exhibitions and congresses. Your event is unique so Hiscox can adapt your insurance cover to suit your needs. Hiscox provides cover for cancellation and abandonment, public liability and employers’ liability, and also property.

JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers

T: +44 (0)191 256 0957

JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers has over 40 years of insurance experience. An event insurance team can provide specialist on advice on liability, property and cancellation insurance. With access to a wide range of insurance companies JM Glendinning can cover almost anything from exhibitions, conferences, high-risk activities, festivals and more.

Newcastle College

T: +44 (0)191 200 4000

Whether you’re an employer looking to boost the skills of your staff or if you work in the sector and are looking to develop your existing knowledge, Newcastle College has a track record of success in supporting the leisure and hospitality sector across the North East. The College’s Lifestyle Academy has an unrivalled reputation in providing relevant courses to meet employer demand. Newcastle College can also support your business with work placements and a free recruitment service, tailored to meet your needs.

Ready to host your perfect event?

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.