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 ...

ICCA and BestCities announce 2019 winners of Incredible Impacts grants

ICCA and marketing consortium BestCities Global Alliance have selected three winning associations as part of their Incredible Impacts Programme. The winners, announced at IMEX America this week, are: The European Lung Foundation in conjunction with European Respiratory Society; International AIDS Society and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect were all commended...

How to engage the younger generation

Lesley Williams, Market Development Director of BestCities, discusses how to engage the younger generation ahead of the BestCities Global Forum 2019 in Copenhagen.

BestCities announces RFP for legacy impact measurement

The BestCities Global Alliance destination marketing consortium has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to determine measurement indicators that will help evaluate the socio-economic legacy impacts of business events.

BestCities launches Global Recognition Award programme for associations

BestCities has launched a new Global Recognition Award programme, for associations which have helped deliver positive change.

New Chair for BestCities as Karina Lance steps down

Beverley Williamson, General Manager of Business Development and Bids at Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), has been appointed as Chairperson for the BestCities Global Alliance Strategic Business Development group (SBD). She will take over from Karina Lance of Dubai Tourism, who had been the Chair since May 2017. Williamson (pictured) will bring a wealth of experience, with 25 years in the busines...

Kenes bolsters BestCities destination appeal

Global PCO Kenes Group and the BestCities Global Alliance of a dozen destinations have created a portfolio of fresh ‘editorials’ for the destinations’ potential clients. Each of the 12 convention bureaus worked with Kenes to collect information on their local facilities and experiences – relevant to both association clients and delegates, and then produced targeted articles for each audience. The ...