The renewed collaboration is set to leave an undeniable mark on the global stage.

BestCities Global Alliance, the world’s leading network of premier meeting destinations and GainingEdge, a global leader specialising in advising the conventions and meetings industry, have announced that they are pleased to announce a three-year renewal of their management contract. Recognising the expertise and value the collaboration brings to the table, BestCities Global Alliance says they are embracing this renewed contract, affirming their shared vision of unlocking the immense potential of collaboration and community in creating lasting positive impact through conventions and business events. GainingEdge has been managing the alliance since 2009.

“GainingEdge’s expertise in legacy and sustainability has empowered the Alliance to drive global impact for meetings and events. This has been vital for navigating through the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic,” said Dr Edward Koh, Chair of BestCities Global Alliance. “As we embark on another three-year journey, we eagerly anticipate the endless possibilities and look forward to achieving even greater accomplishments together.”

“We are delighted that our long-standing association with BestCities will continue for another three years,” said Jon Sivertson, CEO of GainingEdge. “Over time, GainingEdge has worked in synergy with BestCities growth. We witness its quest for impact and innovation as the world’s most enduring convention bureau alliance in the international meetings industry. We are proud to support this journey.”

The contract renewal arrives at an exciting juncture for BestCities, as the alliance welcomes Loren Christie as their new Managing Director.

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