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NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau will launch its brand-new online resource centre designed specifically to address the needs of conference venue finding agencies and intermediaries at International Confex 2009
The major tradeshow event takes place at London's Earls Court from February 24-26 and is the event industry's largest UK trade exhibition.
The resource centre will prove invaluable to agents who are looking for innovative destinations for their clients and will give them all the local knowledge they need to create an eye-catching and comprehensive pitch. It allows agents to access a range of features including:
Jessica Roberts, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: "Venue finding agents play a crucial role in the meetings industry, and, as a Convention Bureau, we are very keen to work together to encourage agencies to give their clients the opportunity to experience our dynamic and surprising destination.
"We know that all agents are looking to offer their delegates something a bit different, and we think NewcastleGateshead offers just that. With our new online resource centre, they'll have all the information they need at their fingertips."
NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau will be joined at International Confex by some of the biggest names in North East England's conference industry, including The Sage Gateshead, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Event Durham, Newcastle United Conferencing and Banqueting, Visit South Tyneside and Newcastle University. The former Newcastle United and England football star Peter Beardsley will also be joining NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau on February 24.
Kate Thompson, sales director, HelmsBriscoe, said: "This resource centre looks exceptionally user friendly and will prove invaluable in sourcing vital information, such as marketing material, offers, statistics and contacts.
"Importantly, it has some useful, detailed information, with facts and statistics that provide thorough background knowledge when putting a comprehensive pitch together. HelmsBriscoe associates will very much welcome this additional resource."
To find out more about the resource centre come to the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau stand at B220.