UK’s NewcastleGateshead to unveil plans for new £250m convention centre at Confex

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UK’s NewcastleGateshead to unveil plans for new £250m convention centre at Confex

The UK’s NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau and Gateshead Council will be unveiling plans for a £250m scheme to create an international convention and exhibition centre at this year’s International Confex, which will take place 26 – 27 February 2019 in Olympia London.

Gateshead Council is working in partnership with award-winning property developer Ask Real Estate and leading development manager PATRIZIA UK to develop a four–hectare site located on the Gateshead waterfront, which will also incorporate a 12,500-seat entertainment arena, hotels and restaurants.

The development, named Gateshead Quays, will sit between the iconic buildings of Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

It is anticipated to boost the regional economy by over £29.5 million and attract over 290,000 visitors to the region a year.

International Confex is one of the biggest and longest established exhibitions for the events industry in the UK.

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau attends the iconic tradeshow every year alongside a range of different venues, hotels and support services, providing expert advice on how organisers can host unforgettable meetings and events in the North East of England.

Paul Szomoru, Director of Business Events at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “We are very excited about International Confex this year. Our stand partners represent some of the very best venues and suppliers that NewcastleGateshead has to offer.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for us to showcase the plans for the UK’s newest convention and exhibition centre.

“Gateshead Quays will feature 6,300m2of exhibition space and 2,800mof meeting space – a huge addition to our already outstanding conference and events offering.

“When you factor in its iconic location on the banks of the River Tyne, this is going to be a brilliant addition to the UK’s ability to host world-leading international business events, rivalling inspiring event locations around the world.”

To learn more about holding a conference in NewcastleGateshead, meet NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau at International Confex, Olympia, London – 25 – 27 February, stand I18C or visit www.newcastlegateshead.com/meet

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.