BestCities Global Alliance and GainingEdge Renew Partnership

BestCities Global Alliance, the network of meeting destinations, along with GainingEdge, a company specializing in providing advice to the conventions and meetings industry, has announced a three-year renewal of their management contract.

Recognizing the expertise and value that brings to the table, BestCities Global Alliance embraces this renewed contract, affirming its shared vision of unlocking the 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 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 journey.”

The contract renewal arrives at an exciting juncture for BestCities, as the alliance welcomed Loren Christie as its new managing director on July 1.

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