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Convention Bureau’s Confex success

19th March 2010

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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has hailed the event industry's largest UK meetings trade exhibition a major success, with the Bureau and exhibition partners pursuing enquiries worth over £1million in direct revenue to businesses.

The Convention Bureau - the specialist team which attracts conferences to the destination - exhibited at International Confex 2010 alongside partners Event Durham, Hilton NewcastleGateshead, Newcastle United Football Club, Newcastle University, Radisson BLU Hotel, Durham, Ramside Estates, Rockliffe Hall and The Sage Gateshead.

Over 500 visitors flocked to the NewcastleGateshead stand at the tradeshow in London’s Earls Court at the end of February to learn more about the destination’s conference offer.

Jessica Roberts, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “International Confex was a major success for us and built on our already well-established pedigree as a leading UK conference destination.  Event organisers now recognise that NewcastleGateshead offers them an unrivalled conference experience combining a beautiful city backdrop, excellent accessibility and a superb range of venues.

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