Exhibitions: North of England

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Wyld Baroness Wyld Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

Photo of Baroness Wyld Baroness Wyld Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what ministerial visits are planned to the Great Exhibition of the North 2018.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Great Exhibition of the North will be the largest event in England in 2018 and a game- changing moment for the North of England. The Exhibition will run from 22 June – 9 September 2018.

Ministers have visited NewcastleGateshead and met with local business, key partners and the Exhibition delivery team. Further visits are planned for the opening weekend and at key stages throughout the 80 days of the Exhibition.

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), a public private partnership established in 2000, will deliver the Exhibition and is responsible for all operational aspects including promotion of the Exhibition. The department is supporting all aspects of promotional activity.

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