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Official map and city guide

New seasonal visitor guide launched for NewcastleGateshead

Destination marketing organisation, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, has launched the first edition of a brand-new visitor guide to the destination. The Official Map and City Guide will be produced three times a year, with seasonal content curated for visitors in each version. The first edition, which covers November 2019 – February...

mart City Expo Delegation

Newcastle delegation showcase our smart city to the world

Invest Newcastle is attending the Smart City Expo World Congress to showcase our city to decision makers, innovators and influencers from across the globe. A delegation headed out to Barcelona this week (Monday 18 November) as part of a Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission led by the Department for International...

Exhibition legacy project supports over 75 North East SMEs

A legacy project born out of the Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN) has directly supported 78, and engaged with over 150, North East SMEs and brokered valuable relationships and collaborations with other businesses and research institutions throughout the region. The two-year GX Project was developed to draw on...

Warm welcome from NewcastleGateshead for VisitBritain marketing team

Last month we had the pleasure of showing the VisitBritain marketing team around NewcastleGateshead. They were wowed by the welcome they received from our partners and left feeling inspired by their two-day visit and the experiences on offer which align with their campaigns. We were really excited when several...

Skating at Life

Get involved with our plans for Winter Festival 2019

As the festive season approaches, plans for this year’s Winter Festival are well underway. There’s lots of events, markets and performances taking place in the North East over the next few months and you can keep up to date with what’s going on by visiting the Winter Festival website...

NGI Solutions Team

NGI Solutions’ marketing and insight expertise hits the headlines

Our profit-for-purpose insight and marketing agency has enjoyed a fantastic month. In addition to being shortlisted in the North East Marketing Awards, its expertise in research, tourism and health communications has been hitting the headlines: Read Ian’s take on the Thomas Cook collapse in Prolific North and discover how...

October partnership update

New Partners Over the past couple of months we have welcomed four new bronze level partners: Banyan, Biz Space, Escape Key and ZMove. We look forward to working with them all in the coming months. Business Leaders’ Briefing Our second Business Leaders’ Briefing of the year was hosted at...

Edible code set to revolutionise weekly food shop

Sunderland graduates’ help design and develop software for scannable codes set to transform food industry packaging Waving our phone over food items we place in our basket that contain a scannable code will unveil a wealth of information about each item from its origins, production, ingredients and how to...

BioJapan

Invest Newcastle showcasing our region at BioJapan

Our Invest Newcastle team is attending BioJapan as part of a UK delegation led by MedCity and supported by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA). BioJapan will be held in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan from October 9-11th and is Asia’s premier partnering event for the global biotechnology industry. It plays...

Major events help tourism industry grow in NewcastleGateshead

On World Tourism Day (Friday 27 September), new figures released show that tourists visiting NewcastleGateshead in 2018 contributed £1.76 billion to the economy. In a year which saw the region host the Great Exhibition of the North, visitor expenditure rose by 4 per cent from 2017, highlighting the importance...

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