NewcastleGateshead’s surgical strike wins conferences

NewcastleGateshead conference ambassadors have been instrumental in securing two major conferences bids. The conference bureau believes the wins will not only showcase the medical expertise the destination boasts and attract international delegates, but bring £1m to the region.

The British Elbow and Shoulder Society Conference is booked in to The Sage Gateshead in the summer of 2011, followed by the Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Conference, which comes to the same venue in 2013.

BESS is expected to attract 500 professionals. The 2013 BAHA conference was secured from competition from destinations including Hong Kong. The event is also expected to attract in excess of 500 delegates.

Head of conference and events at The Sage Gateshead, Joeli Brearley says: “It is great to see how the region can pull together to share knowledge and resources when it comes to supporting conference ambassadors deliver successful conference bids.”

The Sage has also won the National Union of Students Annual Conference and UNISON sectional conferences next year.

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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