Media Gateway: A Premier Annual Event Connecting Travel Media and PR Representatives. In the fast-paced world of travel media and public relations, establishing and nurturing relationships between journalists and PR representatives is essential for successful collaborations and effective storytelling.
Media Gateway is an annual event organised by Travel Connection Group that takes place outside of London, bringing together travel media professionals from across the UK and Ireland with PR representatives worldwide.
The 2023 edition of the event took place in the vibrant city of Leeds from the 5th to the 7th of June 2023 under the hashtag #mediagetawayleeds23. Hosted by Visit Leeds and The Queens Hotel Leeds, Media Gateway 2023 offered a unique opportunity for PR representatives of global travel brands to connect with travel media professionals in a captivating two-day event filled with formal and informal networking opportunities.
The 2023 edition of Media Gateway attracted attendees from all corners of the UK and Ireland, encompassing media professionals who may not typically be encountered at London-based events. The event kicked off with an informal welcome evening on the 5th of June, setting the stage for all delegates to mingle and get acquainted. This casual gathering provided the perfect setting for initial conversations and laid the groundwork for networking and collaboration.
The following day, on the 6th of June, the highly anticipated CONNECTION ZONE took center stage. This media marketplace allowed travel companies to meet with attending media professionals in one-on-one meetings. A dedicated virtual platform created for the event allowed delegates to schedule and participate in these 15-minute meetings, fostering connections and facilitating direct exchanges of information and ideas.
The CONNECTION ZONE provided an efficient and structured environment for PR representatives to showcase their brands, destinations, and offerings while allowing travel media professionals to explore potential story angles and collaborations.
After a productive day of meetings and networking, the event continued with a delightful drinks reception in the evening. Attendees had the opportunity to unwind, share experiences, and further strengthen the connections made earlier in the day.
On the morning of the 7th of June, Media Gateway treated delegates to city tours showcasing the city’s key partners and allowing attendees to experience firsthand the unique attractions and hospitality that Leeds offers. Whether delegates explored Leeds further or enjoyed the city’s hospitality, the morning trips provided an enriching and memorable closing experience.
In conclusion, Media Gateway 2023 in Leeds was an extraordinary event that brought together travel media professionals from the UK and Ireland with PR representatives worldwide. Through a blend of formal and informal networking opportunities, delegates had the chance to connect, collaborate, and cultivate relationships for future projects.