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Creating an international city: The importance of a good first date

Thursday 23 May 2024 - Thursday 23 May 2024
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Image of three people walking by the River Tyne with the Tyne Bridge over them

This panel discussion will explore how cities can elevate their international appeal and establish themselves as global destinations of choice by focusing on creating memorable and positive experiences for new visitors. Drawing on lessons from Newcastle, which is often described as one of the most welcoming cities in the world, the panel will share strategies for building international connections and attracting talent and investment from new markets.

Sponsored by NGI


Cllr Nick Kemp, Leader

Newcastle City Council

Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader

Glasgow City Council

Sarah Green, Chief Executive

NewcastleGateshead Initiative


Michelle Gorman, Strategic Manager - Tourism & Visitor Economy

Durham County Council


Rhys Evans, Managing Director of Asset Management

Pradera Lateral

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