5th October 2010
Delegates will be given an exclusive first look at concepts for the creation of a new International Conference and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) for North East England at Discover NewcastleGateshead.
As well as viewing the proposals, visitors to the showcase event held by NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau on 16th November, can also consult with the Convention Bureau and its sister company 1NG, to share their views on the proposed regeneration plans.
The bi-annual event will feature over 25 of the destination’s best and most unique conference and event venues and service providers including; The Sage Gateshead , Hotel du Vin Newcastle, Rockliffe Hall, Langley Castle and Benchmark Communications, one of the UK’s fastest growing event management companies. Newcastle International Airport and East Coast rail will also be on hand to provide advice and guidance on transport to the city.
Jessica Roberts, Head of Business Tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, explained; “Discover NewcastleGateshead is designed to bring a taste of North East England to event organisers in the South, giving them the opportunity to meet with representatives of the best hotels and most unique conference and event venues on offer in one of the UK’s most surprising conference destinations.”
She continued; “This year, we wanted to extend this further by bringing delegates a taste of our vision of the future for the destination and a chance to share their views on these plans. NewcastleGateshead has seen massive development in recent years and the plans for an ICEC for the region underline the ambitious vision we have for the future.”
The event culminates with an exclusive performance by the successful Tyneside comedienne Sarah Millican.
Discover NewcastleGateshead will take place on Tuesday 16 November 2010 from 4pm – 7.30pm at Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls & Conference Centre. The event is free to attend with limited places available; visit www.DiscoverNewcastleGateshead.com for more information and to register.