BestCities Global Alliance, a global leader of premier meeting
destinations, and GainingEdge, which specialises in providing advice to
the conventions and meetings industry, have announced a three-year
renewal of their management contract.
The alliance’s convention bureau members include Berlin, Cape Town,
Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Guadalajara, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne,
Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver. By working together, BestCities aims to
add unique value to its member cities, elevating creative client
solutions no individual partner city could deliver on their own.
The collaboration has unlocked the potential of collaboration and
community in forming 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 Edward Koh, chair of BestCities Global Alliance. “As
we embark on another three-year journey, we eagerly anticipate the
endless possibilities that lie ahead, 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 and we are witness to 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
The alliance recently appointed Loren Christie as its new managing director.