Three North East businesses attending the NOF Energy Annual Conference are the first to benefit from a new scheme providing fully funded delegate places to key industry conferences taking place in the region.
Delivered by NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, the Delegate Placement Scheme is supported by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) to engage with a minimum of 40 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the next two years.
The project provides places at conferences relevant to three target sectors – offshore and marine energy; creative and digital; and science and healthcare.
Contract Design (Northern) Ltd, Hippo Creative Solutions Ltd and Mi-Case Ltd have all secured a place at the annual conference for NOF Energy – titled Energy: A Balanced Future – which takes place at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead today.
Paul Szomoru, Head of Business Tourism for the Convention Bureau at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “We’re delighted to be working with NOF Energy to support these three local companies all of which have ambition to grow their business in the offshore marine and energy sector.
“The Delegate Placement Scheme is all about providing opportunities for North East businesses to access expertise and knowledge to develop and grow in the three sectors that we are actively targeting in our business tourism and inward investment work.
The scheme sets us apart from other destinations, to attract major conferences, and show organisers that we’re committed to helping make their events in the region a success, whilst supporting local SMEs.”