Matthew Ord, North East Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Senior Account Manager

Simon and Zélie are fantastic ambassadors for the region and the offering from Better Visits is first-class.

Delegation from FRANCE, Nancy, to celebrate the 60 yearstwinning with Newcastle July 2014

I want to thank you again for all your precious help during my stay.  It was a true pleasure to meet you.  I will keep you up-to-date on project development with the School of Fine Art, Newcastle University.  I have fed everything back to my Dean.” ( Ms Susan Mollon, Head of International Relations, Ecole nationale supérieure de Nancy) (National School of Fine Art)

 Study Visit to Newcastle upon Tyne: SWEDEN, Västra Götaland February 2014, Folkpartiet

We would like to thank you, both for arranging an outstanding programme and for your devoted approach during our visit to Newcastle from February 19 – 22, 2014.   To quote our Group Leader in the County Council of the Region of Västra Götaland, Sweden:  “ You, from International Newcastle, have raised the bar for this type of international study visit by one hundred, no two hundred per cent !”

 French StudentsWork Experience at Fenwick, February 2014

The students have said how marvellous their work experience was.  Everything was wonderful, thanks to you.  They enjoyed the experience so much. I am very grateful for everything you have done for us and want to thank you very much.   “The work experience at Fenwick could never have taken place without International Newcastle’s involvement.  The Head Teacher is very pleased as we have tried to gain work experience in England before and it has always failed to happen, at the last moment. (Mr Noureddine Sebbar, Montpellier, Vocational Training School, Pierre Mendes, Montpellier)

Ms Hironi Naikaue   – JAPAN, Hirosima – Environment Bureau, Global Warming Countermeasure Division – 2013

You were so hospitable throughout the programme and I would like to thank you for that.  I was a complete stranger, so without your help, I could not have been to those interesting places.  The atmosphere of the local restaurant that you took me to was impressive and the local dish served was wonderful.

Mr Lutostanski, Consulate General, POLAND – 2013

International Newcastle helped City Council to facilitate a meeting between representatives of a variety of Polish organisations and the Polish Consulate General.  We provided briefing notes and contacted community groups to get involved.  The visit was a great success and the Consul General Mr Lutostanski said that ‘it was one of the best organised that he had every experienced.

Professor Eric Cross, Dean of Cultural Affairs, Newcastle University, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK – 2013

International Newcastle took on the development and management of the external events within the City around the opening of Newcastle University’s Confucius Institute.  They efficiently delivered an excellent and varied programme of activities, which exactly fitted the brief, and we intend to work with them again on a range of further activities.

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Twin City Partnerships

Newcastle has a range of city twinning and partnership relationships with cities in different parts of the world. In Europe: Bergen (Norway), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Groningen (the Netherlands), Nancy (France) and Malmo (Sweden). In the rest of the world: Atlanta and Little Rock (United States), Haifa (Israel), Newcastle NSW (Australia) and Taiyuan and Zhengzhou (China).

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