Gary has over 30 years of experience in the convention industry. In 2004, he founded GainingEdge, and has consulted at the local and national level on over 100 projects in all parts of the world.
Previously, Gary was the CEO of Convention and Visitor Bureaus in Melbourne (Australia), Portland (Oregon, USA) and Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA) . He also served as Vice President for the Boston (Massachusetts, USA) bureau.
Gary was one of the lead consultants on DestinationNEXT, a global study for Destinations International (DI) which defined the future of destination marketing. He is a former Chairman of the Board of DI and was one of the first six inductees into the inaugural Dl Hall of Fame in 2014. He also received the Asia Pacific IMEX Academy Award in 2007.