NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau recognised at industry ‘Oscars’

5th March 2018

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On the same weekend as Hollywood held the 90th Academy Awards, NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau took home the Silver Award for Best UK Convention Bureau at the prestigious Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards.

M&IT Awards win

Regarded as the Oscars of the meetings and events industry, the ceremony was attended by over 1,200 people. The NewcastleGateshead team was beaten only by Glasgow Convention Bureau, who won the Gold Award for the 12th year running, closely followed by other respected UK bureaux including Liverpool, Edinburgh, Bristol and London.

Paul Szomoru, head of business events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “We couldn’t be happier to win this award. The fact that it’s voted for by our clients is a massive testament to the team who consistently go above and beyond to offer event organisers the best possible service. It means so much to be recognised by these event organisers who have worked with us and in front of so many industry professionals and peers. I’d like to give a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for us.

“With Glasgow deservedly winning Gold for the 12th year running, we can cheekily call ourselves the best convention bureau in England in 2018 with this award under our belt! We’re certainly looking forward to another busy and successful year ahead, now with an extra spring in our step.”

M&IT Awards 'Best UK Convention Bureau' winners

Organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) magazine, the awards event took place at Battersea Evolution in London, bringing together over 1,200 international industry leaders from the conference sector to reward service and product excellence. There were 19 awards in total, voted for by the readers of M&IT Magazine.

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau helps to attract and secure major national and international conferences and events for the region, working with a wide range of venues and partners. The convention bureau team acts as a central point of contact for all conference organisers, providing free, impartial advice and unrivalled local knowledge.

The Bureau’s successful Conference Ambassador Programme (CAP) works with academics and professionals to attract world-leading meetings in a range of key sectors where NewcastleGateshead excels, including digital, health innovation and energy.



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