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Research set to Determine the Perfect Conference Destination

25th October 2010

Categories: Convention Bureau News

25th October 2010
Research set to Determine the Perfect Conference Destination

Leading conference industry figures including senior agency and corporate buyers will come together in November to debate the question ‘what makes a perfect conference destination?’

Organised by NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, Discover NewcastleGateshead is the destination’s showcase event (16th November) and will host the forum discussing the core factors outside of location, accessibility and price that have the most impact on delegate choice. This will include rating the importance placed on a delegate welcome, past experience in hosting events and brand engagement. In addition, the group will look at what makes a destination individual, from its cultural assets to sporting passion, history, heritage and people.

For NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, these findings will be further supported by delegates and media attending the event, who will have the opportunity to comment on proposals for the creation of a new International Conference and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) in the destination. 

Jessica Roberts, Head of Business Tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau explained; “Over the past decade, well documented regeneration has taken place in the destination and as a result of the level of expertise we have gained, NewcastleGateshead has become a first class place for hosting meetings and events.”

 “We’re already recognised as an accessible and good value for money destination, but by taking on board the knowledge of our industry colleagues and some of the most senior buyers and figureheads in the sector, we can assess what shape the ‘twin cities’ should be taking moving into the next ten years to ensure we continue to exceed the expectations of conference and event organisers.”

Discover NewcastleGateshead, held at Lawrence Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, will feature over 25 exhibitors from across North East England and takes place on 16 November from 16:00.The event will culminate in an exclusive performance by the comedian Sarah Millican. For more information or to register your attendance; visit

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Notes to Editor
For more information, interview requests or images please contact: Aimee Thompsett at Davies Tanner 01892 619100 or email
About NewcastleGateshead
Located at the heart of North East England, Newcastle (on the north bank of the river Tyne) and Gateshead (on the south bank) have joined together to form a single visitor destination – NewcastleGateshead.

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau exists to promote NewcastleGateshead as one of the UK’s leading conference destinations. With a huge choice of state-of-the-art venues, NewcastleGateshead is fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular destinations whether it’s for a meeting of 10 people or a conference for thousands.

The Convention Bureau provides free advice and services to conference organisers, including venue sourcing and booking accommodation, transport and entertainment for delegates, and should always be the first port of call for anyone planning an event in North East England.

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