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First Names Confirmed for Perfect Conference Destination Debate

28th October 2010

Categories: Convention Bureau News

Representatives from VisitBritain, Kenes UK, Imagination and the MS Society, are amongst the first confirmed names set to form a panel of industry experts to determine ‘what makes the perfect conference destination?’

The forum will take place on 16th November during the Discover NewcastleGateshead event in London.  Members will debate the core factors outside of location, accessibility and price that have the most impact on delegate choice, combined with the importance of a delegate welcome, experience in hosting events and brand engagement.

Amongst those offering their views at the debate will be;
- Simon Mills, VisitBritain
- Paul Crossman, MS Society
- Sarah Wright, Sarah Wright Consulting
- Rachel Frankel, Kenes UK
- Richard Foulkes, Imagination

For NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, findings from the forum will be further supported by delegates and media attending the event, who will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed development of a new International Conference and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) for NewcastleGateshead. 

For more information or to register your place at Discover NewcastleGateshead visit

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Notes to Editor
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, 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.

Press releases and copyright-free hi-res images for NewcastleGateshead are available from


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