About Industry

A practical knowledge sharing web conference with different speakers in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

A day long conference with practical talk content for web design and development professionals.

Our speakers will be covering topics like mobile web, CSS, HTML5, web performance, UX, design, business and suggesting ways to make us all better at what we do.

"Every time I go to a web event of some kind I'm reminded how many great people there in this industry. Nice one @industryconf."

Dan Donald

"Great to meet everyone at #industryconf today. Great conference, Great talks, Great people!"

Jack Whiting

Industry is organised by Gavin Elliott who previously set up and organised the DIBI Conference in 2010 and 2011. After stepping away from that and taking a year out he came back with Industry: An Event for Web Professionals which first took place in April of 2013.

With great reviews from attendees, he's bringing Industry back for another year, with new speakers and great content.

The Turbine Hall

Industry will take place in the incredible Turbine Hall, which used to power the Newcastle’s tram system. Originally housing the turbines that provided electricity for the city trams, it is one of the largest halls of its kind in Newcastle and Gateshead. The whole hall will be ours for the day where we’ll listen to the talks, relax, discuss and enjoy refreshments and a packed lunch will be provided.

The Turbine Hall is situated on Melbourne Street, with direct street-level access, making it ideal for those with limited mobility.

The Turbine Hall is next door to Manors Car Park and round the corner from numerous hotels. It is a 5 minute walk from Newcastle Central Train Station and 20minutes taxi ride from Newcastle International Airport.


The CastleGate is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, just off the central motorway on Melbourne Street. There is ample parking in the adjacent NCP and Quayside car parks. Central Station is 10 minutes walk away and Manors Metro station is less than 5 minutes walk. The building is also within walking distance of Northumberland Street and Newcastle Quayside.

If you’re coming from further afield, Newcastle International Airport serves many worldwide destinations, and is a 20minute taxi ride away.

The CastleGate
Melbourne Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 233 2288

Our Supporters

Industry is supported by easily recognisable companies and products which we use everyday