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Ambassador testimonials

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau offers invaluable support to local conferences. From start to finish they provide support and assistance with the large and the small details that may have been overlooked if left to our own devices. They offer a seamless care package for us sourcing not only the venues, but the accommodation and social events too, saving me hours of researching and phone calls to arrange everything independently. Why reinvent the wheel when you can receive help from the experts, they have all the best solutions and contacts! Their friendly and kind support makes my life much less stressful.
Robert Hirt, Professor of Evolutionary Parasitology, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University
EMBO Conference 2017 - Anaerobic protists: Integrating parasitology with mucosal microbiota and immunology

The Convention Bureau offers invaluable support to local conferences. From start to finish they provide support and assistance with the large and the small details that may have been overlooked if left to our own devices. They offer a seamless care package for us sourcing not only the venues, but the accommodation and social events too, saving me hours of researching and phone calls to arrange everything independently. Why reinvent the wheel when you can receive help from the experts, they have all the best solutions and contacts! Their friendly and kind support makes my life much less stressful.
Roz Scott, Secretary to Chair of IEWP – Dr A R Gennery
Inborn Errors Working Party Meeting 2017

"Thank you for all your help and information - it is absolutely smashing and gives us a really exciting range of options to look over to see how they would best suit our conference needs. I am absolutely thrilled about how useful the service is, I could never have pulled together this many choices."
Lasairfhiona Swift, School Research Officer, Newcastle University
Popular Culture & World Politics v. 10: Beyond Boundaries, 2017

“I have been in contact with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau for just over a year now, and they made my first (and daunting!) experience of conference organisation much more manageable than I could have imagined. They are on hand to give the conference organisers expert advice, tours of venues and provide suggestions to tailor our conferences that I would not have considered alone. Their bespoke packages for event options are excellent, including sourcing accommodation on a very strict budget. Their free promotional material and accommodation website service has been invaluable. I’ve had assistance from the convention bureau for three large international conferences over the last year, one of which was secured through their support. The team are an absolute pleasure to work with, everything is clearly explained and nothing is a problem for them. I hope their services can continue to assist us in the future."
Carolyn Taylor, School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University

We would like to thank you and your co-workers at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau for the assistance given in relation to the 6th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference. NUIA and our colleagues from the Mayo Clinic and Groningen University truly appreciated the professionalism and dedication of your team when we established the conference was to be held in Newcastle, through to its conclusion on Saturday 3 October at Slaley Hall Hotel.
Thomas, Sharon and Val, Conference Organising Team, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing
6th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference

"Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau provided a highly professional service which fully supported our three day academic conference with delegates from around the world. The Bureau provided an excellent service during our conference planning period, which included identifying potential sites for the social programme and helping us choose the most suitable venues, identifying and block booking hotels, negotiating a competitive conference rate and linking bookings with our conference website. During the conference, the Bureau assisted us with their ‘meet and greet’ service at Newcastle Central Station, which was hugely appreciated by delegates. Nothing was too much trouble and the assistance the Convention Bureau provided contributed to our conference being rated as 'outstanding'."
Dr Suzanne Moffatt, Newcastle University
Professor Mima Cattan, Northumbria University
British Society of Gerontology conference 2015


Our Conference Ambassador Programme is proven to work. Conference Ambassadors and their colleagues from our universities and hospitals, who are responsible for securing major events for the region, make a substantial contribution to the local economy.

Recent winning bids include:

  • Institute for Small Business Enterprise (ISBE) Conference, November 2019 at Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter and Boiler Shop.
  • 41st Annual Meeting of the European Thyroid Association, September 2018 at Sage Gateshead.
  • 5th UK Congress on Obesity (UKCO), September 2018 at Newcastle University.
  • NuGo Week, 15th Edition – Mitochondria, Nutrition and Health, September 2018 at The Core and International Centre For Life.
  • EU-ISMET – International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology, 4th European Meeting, September 2018 at Newcastle Civic Centre.
  • 3rd International Joint Meeting of OTIS/ENTIS, ‘Prescribing in pregnancy – from science to clinical practice’, September 2018 at Newcastle University.
  • Landscape Archaeology Conference, September 2018 at Newcastle University.
  • 8th Biennial Conference of the Challenger Society for Marine Science, September 2018 at Newcastle University, Boiler House.
  • Association For the Study Of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting, July 2018 at Sage Gateshead.
  • 12th European Marathi Sammelan (EMS), June 2018 at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.
  • The Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Conference, April 2017 at Newcastle University.
  • The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) Conference, July 2015 at Northumbria University.
  • The British Association of American Studies (BAAS) Conference, April 2015 at Northumbria University.

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