BestCities

ICCA and BestCities extend partnership for Incredible Impacts programme

The International Congress and Convention Association and destination global marketing alliance BestCities are to renew their annual Incredible Impacts grant programme for a further three years. The programme, now in its fourth year, is designed to award associations leaving lasting legacies. The partnership will continue to showcase the ‘beyond tourism’ impact of face-to-face meetings, and celebr...

Karen Bolinger appointed MD Asia Pacific for PCMA

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced it has retained Karen Bolinger as Managing Director, Asia Pacific. PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat said that the move to appoint the former Melbourne CVB chief was part of the association’s strategy of building on the anticipated recovery of the business events industry in the region, “As stakeholders in the global busi...

New MD appointed at BestCities

BestCities global marketing alliance has announced Lesley Williams as its new Managing Director. The appointment is effective 1 January, 2020. Williams has been serving as Market Development Director for the past two years. The move follows the recent decision by the consortium to extend the management contract to GainingEdge. Williams takes over from Paul Vallee, who will continue as executive co...

GainingEdge awarded three-year BestCities management contract

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 ...