Bureau prepares Geordie welcome and new planners’ guide for Confex

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau says it is set to bring the region’s famous Geordie welcome to International Confex 2016, where it will be showcasing the best of what the area has to offer the conference and event industry.

Paul Szomoru, head of business tourism at the bureau, said: “We’re excited to be exhibiting at Confex again this year, it’s a key part of our annual calendar of events. As a thriving destination there are always exciting new developments in the area, which is why we believe it is so important to continue to reconnect and bring up-to-date existing contacts as well as building new connections.

“Confex gives us a platform to promote the fantastic and evolving offering of not only NewcastleGateshead’s accommodation and venues but also the culture and buzz of the region.

“NewcastleGateshead is becoming increasingly known for its key sectors; Science & Healthcare, Offshore & Marine, and Tech & Innovation. Over the past year we’ve seen conferences such as the 6th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging coming to the region because of our accolades and expertise. We also recently won Best Industry Partnership in the ABPCO awards in recognition of our strong working partnership with Newcastle University to bid for and support academic conferences; highlighting our strengths in this area.”

NewcastleGateshead’s new look Conferencing, Events & Accommodation Guide also launches to event planners at the show, having twice won the Meetings Industry Marketing Award for Best Brochure in the past.

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau is attending International Confex 2016 alongside a range of local venues and suppliers, including:
• R&B Group
• Sage Gateshead
• Newcastle United Football Club
• Sunderland Association Football Club & Hilton Garden Inn
• Hilton NewcastleGateshead
• Mercure Newcastle County Hotel

To learn more about holding a conference in the North East and meet the convention bureau at International Confex, Olympia London, 2- 3 March 2016, visit stand G60 and/or: www.NewcastleGateshead.com/Conferences

Paul Colston

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