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What the media says

“Due to Newcastle’s history and excellence in medical research and through the support of the NewcastleGateshead Conference Ambassador Programme, we were able to bid for and win both the British and European Thyroid Associations.”
Simon Pearce, professor of endocrinology at Newcastle University, speaking with Conference News, April 2016


“NewcastleGateshead’s hospitality scene continues to grow and thrive with a variety of new venues, hotels, restaurants and bars regularly opening.”
Hospitality & Events North, March 2016


“NewcastleGateshead has always been a lively conurbation, and business tourism is now delivering in excess of £77m per year and supporting over 1,600 jobs.”
Conference News – January 2016


“The football mad folk of Newcastle are a good-natured bunch, and this, along with the city’s impressive heritage, is proving a winning combination for delegates.”
Association Meetings International, September 2015


"Newcastle is emerging as one of the most vibrant creative clusters outside London. The opportunities for conference businesses are particularly strong in software development, technical support, gaming and creative services."
Conference News, June 2014


"NewcastleGateshead is a firm favourite with delegates, so Paul Harvey was pleased to find a region back on the cusp of something big... The main area of development is Newcastle Stephenson Quarter... construction is currently taking place on the 251-room Crowne Plaza Newcastle."
Meetings & Incentive Travel, September 2014


"Divided by the River Tyne but united in offering a vibrant and varied destination... As well as the benefits of venues and attractions on both banks of the river, access is a strong selling point.”
Ben Moore, Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, September 2013


“With the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s only tilting bridge, soaring across the skyline, Newcastle and Gateshead will make a lasting impression on first-time visitors, and that’s before you even discover the array of venues available for the business traveller.”
Nicole Holgate, PA Life, September  2012


“The city itself is very compact and transport links are superb, making it a great pick for organisers looking to move delegates around the city with ease and in a short time frame.”
Kelly Ranson, Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, September 2012


“NewcastleGatetshead is an exciting city in the North East. With Landmark new buildings such as teh Sage available to teh association market, it is attracting serious interest.”
Association Meetings International, June 2011      


“The combination of compactness and landmark venues in NewcastleGateshead provided the ideal setting for our convention. Delegates could get around quickly and safely on foot, while taking in the attractive architecture and many also used the clean and efficient QuayLink bus service linking the Sage with the city’s main attractions.”
Association Meetings International, 01 April 2010


“A city with proud industrial roots, it’s been reinventing itself in the most fascinating way. I’m sure some of you know about the shopping, the nightlife or the passion for sport (needless to say Newcastle United is a beloved football team), but for a meeting NewcastleGateshead can cater equally well for groups of ten and up to thousands of delegates.”
HeadQuarters Magazine, April 2010


“As one of Europe’s major conference destinations, Newcastle, and its close neighbour Gateshead, provide world-class venues in a compact and friendly city environment.”
Association Management Quarterly, 01 March 2010

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