NewcastleGateshead to showcase England’s biggest event in 2018 at International Confex

16th January 2018

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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau will be shining a spotlight on England’s biggest event for 2018, Great Exhibition of the North, at International Confex next month. The show, which is one of the UK’s leading trade exhibitions, takes place at London’s Olympia from 28 February – 1 March 2018, with this year’s event marking the 16th that the Bureau has attended.

Confex 2018

This year, visitors to the NewcastleGateshead stand will discover that there’s never been a more exciting time to host an event in NewcastleGateshead as the city is set to be the stage for the Great Exhibition of the North 2018 for 80 days across the summer months (22 June - 9 September). The Exhibition will showcase the best innovation, design and art from the North of England, with a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting-edge culture and magical experiences taking place across NewcastleGateshead. It will also highlight the North’s strengths in key sectors, including digital, health innovation and energy.

Paul Szomoru, Head of Business Events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “International Confex gives us the perfect platform to promote the fantastic conference and events offer that we have in the North East. At this year’s show, we have more to shout about than ever, as Great Exhibition of the North – the first and only event of its kind –  is happening right across the city this summer. We always talk about the unique delegate experiences on offer here and event organisers who chose NewcastleGateshead for their summer 2018 event can guarantee their delegates a dazzling experience they won’t forget.

“We are also attending the show along with some brilliant stand partners from venues and support services from the North East, which demonstrates our dedication to working collaboratively to bring organisers the best experience possible when holding an event here. We’re looking forward to giving everyone a warm Geordie welcome on our stand.”

 Great Exhibition of the North

NewcastleGateshead’s new look Conferences, Events & Accommodation Guide will also launch to event planners at the show, which for the first time includes interviews with well-known North East figures, including the Duchess of Northumberland and Alexander Armstrong.

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau works in partnership with the region’s venues, accommodation and support service providers to ensure conference organisers have a seamless experience and delegates have a genuinely inspiring time. At International Confex, these stand partners include:

  • Newcastle United Football Club
  • The Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Stephenson Quarter
  • The Boiler Shop
  • R&B Group

To learn more about holding a conference in the North East, meet the Convention Bureau at International Confex, Olympia, London – 28 Feb – 1 March 2018, stand I34C.

If you'd like to make an appointment with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau at the event, please contact us - T: 0191 440 5757  E:


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