Boost for Newcastle Gateshead

Conference business in Newcastle Gateshead has tripled in the past three years and brings in £55.5m, equivalent to more than £70m in terms of impact on the local economy. Consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ findings were revealed at the ICCA UK Chapter’s winter debate held in Tyneside. Manager of Newcastle Gateshead CVB Ian Taylor described the event as a unique opportunity for the region to showcase to some of the industry’s most important players what it has to offer as a conference destination. "The fact that we shared the stage with Barcelona and London speaks volumes about our perception in the international arena," he added.

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