As the first convention bureau alliance, BestCities is considered both innovative and revolutionary in today's meetings industry. Read on to find out why you should work with BestCities.
On 14 November last year, ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance announced the winners of their first Incredible Impacts Programme. A number of associations entered the programme, showcasing their unique and innovative approaches to ensuring their events go beyond tourism. Securing one of the three $7,500 grants was The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) for its World Thrombosis Day Campaign.
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Time and again, BestCities has consistently helped CongressMed deliver successful conferences. At the Breast Cancer Conference YEAR in Melbourne for example, the BestCities network played a crucial practical role, that helped boost delegate numbers from the expected 340 to over 700.
BestCities membership guarantees that the destination has the infrastructure, the exceptional service, insider knowledge and full support of the host city’s convention bureau. Even if I am unfamiliar with the business tourism offering in South America, for example, as a member of BestCities Global Alliance, I know Bogotá will deliver. BestCities is a quality assurance.
I want to work with BestCities as I want to work with the best cities in the world.
Nissan Bartov, Chief Operation Officer, Congressmed
I first worked with BestCities when we hosted our 2014 conference in Berlin and the value of that relationship lives on. Today, I’m considering one or two BestCities’ destinations for future events and the internal, transparent knowledge sharing between its members has been incredibly refreshing. A huge amount of relevant information can be efficiently passed directly from Berlin to the other members, which is a huge benefit to me.
BestCities connects associations together, we get the chance to interact and share best practice. Being able to learn directly from my counterparts from very different sectors and also give something back, is a fantastic and truly beneficial opportunity.
While BestCities promotes its excellent member cities and their venues, crucially they are an invaluable source for associations to gain learnings and insights from each other. BestCities foster these inter-association connections. That’s an incredibly important thing.
Emma Jane Taylor, Director And Communications Secretary Of The International Data Link Society
Having hosted three consecutive events in BestCities destinations and looking at a forth, I know first-hand that the Alliance’ multi-city bid approach brings huge benefits for clients.
The internal knowledge sharing between previous and future host cities, ensure that the next destination hits the ground running. Key learnings from past events are carried forward, simplifying the process for the client and building a legacy of success.
In my experience, there is a great consistency in the standard of venues, transport links, social events and attractions each city has to offer. I am very pleased.
Michelle Holm, Meetings & Membership Manager, International Society Of Quality Of Life Research