BestCities Global Alliance is thrilled to welcome Washington, DC as the 13th destination in its global network of business events destinations. The agreement extends the alliance across North America, furthering its aim of promoting positive impact through business events.
BestCities is committed to collaboration and supporting meetings that create a lasting impact in a host destination, qualities shared by Washington, DC. As a vibrant and forward-thinking destination, Washington, DC is a centre for innovation, education, and cultural exchange, and has grown its profile as a welcoming host to international conferences. Meeting the BestCities Commitments, the U.S. capital completed a stringent vetting process to join the alliance, including a detailed site inspection and tour of the city.
“We are excited to welcome Washington, DC to the BestCities Global Alliance. Their presence strengthens the list of quality destinations within our network,” said Dr. Edward Koh, Chair of BestCities Global Alliance Board. “This partnership reinforces BestCities standing as a global alliance, enriching the options available to our association clients seeking world-class host destinations.”
“Washington, DC’s partnership with BestCities Global Alliance marks a pivotal moment in our city’s ability to attract global meetings and events,” said Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and CEO of Destination DC. “By joining forces with the BestCities network, we’re embracing opportunities to share insights, drive positive change, and collectively shape the future of impactful events. The partnership reinforces Washington, DC’s status as a thriving hub of culture, diversity, and innovation, dedicated to creating lasting legacies that transcend borders and inspire communities.”
Home to many event centres, including the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the capital city is a connected axis where planners can access industry leaders and experts for speakers and expand the footprint of their event by using unique and celebrated exciting, famous spaces within walking distance of the 2.3 million-square-foot Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Delegates to Washington, DC enjoy iconic attractions, an impressive offering of restaurants, including 24 Michelin-starred establishments, and a variety of hotels, many of which feature historic and memorable meeting spaces and waterfront views of the city. In addition to distinctive locations, the nation’s capital is home to over 33,000 hotel rooms and a wide range of suppliers, making Washington, DC the perfect host for meetings, events, and conventions of all sizes.