BestCities Global Alliance and GainingEdge Extend Partnership

Renewed collaboration set to leave undeniable mark on global stage

BestCities Global Alliance, the world’s leading network of premier meeting destinations and GainingEdge, a global leader specializing in providing advice to the conventions and meetings industry, are pleased to announce 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 their shared vision of unlocking the immense 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 arrived at an exciting juncture for BestCities, as the alliance welcomed Loren Christie as their new Managing Director on July 1. For more information about BestCities and to see their latest news, please visit

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