BestCities Global Alliance Announces Programme for 2025 Global Forum in Dublin, Ireland

Annual meetings industry event will be hosted January 24-26, 2025

Epic, The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin City Docklands

BestCities Global Alliance invites international associations, and alliance partner destinations to gather in Dublin, Ireland for the 2025 Global Forum, taking place January 24-26, 2025.

Through the theme “Creative Collaborations: Innovating for Greater Communities”, BestCities’ flagship event will explore the ways creative connections can ignite innovation, foster inclusivity, and transform global issues into community-driven solutions. In addition to workshops and sessions designed to challenge and inspire attendees, the forum offers plenty of opportunities for peers from diverse industries to network and get to know the 13 BestCities Global Alliance destination partners

Dublin, a city known for its rich history and vibrant culture, provides an inspiring setting for delegates seeking to advance global collaboration and community through impactful business events. Named the European Capital of Smart Tourism in 2024, the city is home to experts in AI, sustainability, and digital transformation – many of whom will share their insights at the Global Forum. Attendees can also explore the city, with networking events hosted at local icons like the Guinness Storehouse, The Convention Centre Dublin and including the TradFest programme.

Each year, BestCities encourages Global Forum attendees to Engage for Good by raising funds for a local initiative. This year’s recipient is the Solas Project, a non-profit that supports Irish youth in building self-worth, character and motivation. Attendees earn points by engaging prior, during and after the Forum, with more points earned by the group translating to more money donated to the initiative.

“We are thrilled to host the 2025 Global Forum in Dublin – a thriving technology hub that has so much to teach the world in terms of innovation and transformation,” said Loren Christie, Managing Director of BestCities Global Alliance. “We’re fine-tuning an education-rich program with thought-provoking workshops, valuable networking opportunities, and collaborations with local community-building organizations like the Gaelic Athletics Association and Gaelic Players Association. Everything ties back to our community-focused theme, with a goal of cultivating connections that lead to positive, meaningful and lasting change within the meetings industry.”

“Welcoming the BestCities Global Forum to Dublin will be a proud moment for us as a Bureau and for our industry partners”, said Sam Johnston, Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau.  Hospitality is in our DNA, so to have the privilege to welcome so many international associations alongside our BestCities colleagues will be a great way to kick off 2025.  We are excited to showcase so many elements of our city, from venues to our famous culture, music and sports.  To pair this with an educational programme full of local thought-leaders while giving back to the local community will be a very special moment for Dublin.”To register your interest for BestCities Global Forum 2025 in Dublin, visit