North East’s largest venue joins NewcastleGateshead at The Meetings Show

Posted on 13 Jun 2016

SMG Europe, owners of Metro Radio Arena, are set to join NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau tomorrow at this year’s Meetings Show.

The venue, which is the largest venue in the North East of England, has taken the move to grow their involvement in the conference, meetings and exhibition market.

Paul Szomoru, head of business tourism at NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, said: “We’re delighted to have SMG Europe join our strong delegation at The Meetings Show this year. Metro Radio Arena is a key venue in the North East and alongside our other partners, Sage Gateshead, St James’ Park, Stadium of Light, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead and Crowne Plaza, we are able to demonstrate the diverse and strong offering the North East of England has to offer conferencing and event professionals. “

Following The Meetings Show Metro Radio Arena will play host to Manufacturing and Engineering North East on the 6 and 7 July. Launched in 2015 the show was attended by over 1,300 delegates and looks to build on this for 2016. Manufacturing and Engineering North East not only champions the UK engineering and manufacturing sector, but also provides a platform from which to build on the region's successful industrial heritage.

Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena said “Our attendance alongside the NGI at The Meeting Show reinforces the commitment we have to developing our Conference & Exhibition offering to the North East. We have already hosted a number of high profile events such as BT AGM, UNICEF Conference and more recently the Award winning MENE.  We work very closely with the NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau and look forward to attracting more C&E events to the North East”

Metro Radio Arena is the biggest conference and exhibition venue in the North East of England. The venue can host conferences and special meetings from 250 up to 10,000 within the flexible auditorium space.

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau helps to attract and secure major national and international conferences and events for the region, working with a wide range of venues and partners. The convention bureau team acts as a central point of contact for all conference organisers, providing free, impartial advice and unrivalled local knowledge.

The bureau and their six partners will be located on stand K600 throughout the duration of The Meetings Show.