Meeting destination network BestCities Global Alliance has extended its management contract with meetings industry consultancy GainingEdge following a competitive bidding process.
GainingEdge has been managing the alliance since 2009, and has won a new three-year contract to continue its work.
BestCities aims to help international associations and destinations build legacies and expand its global footprint through partnerships and knowledge creation.
Corne Koch, Chair of BestCities Global Alliance, said: “The purpose of tendering the BestCities management contract was to identify the company that could complement and further advance the work of the alliance – who will support us as we continue to evolve our strategic plan and brand.
“This was a competitive bidding situation, but after extensive consideration, GainingEdge came out on top as the best fit with the alliance’s ambitions.”
Jon Sivertson, CEO of GainingEdge, added: “BestCities is the most prestigious alliance in the industry, and we’re delighted to be continuing our long-standing relationship.”
The contract renewal comes as the alliance prepares for its fourth annual BestCities Global Forum, taking place 8-11 December in Copenhagen. More information: www.bestcities.net