Join BestCities at IMEX America 2019

Join the BestCities community in Vegas from 10 – 12 September 2019.

We’re excited to invite you to join BestCities Global Alliance at IMEX America 2019.

Learn, network, connect with the global meetings industry over four fabulous days in Vegas. Inspirational exhibitors, fresh ideas from experts and innovators, countless networking opportunities—this is where you need to be.

REMEMBER: IMEX America arrives at the Sands Expo early September in 2019.

You can no longer join the BestCities Hosted Buyer group at IMEX.

BestCities ‘Share and Gain’ Breakfast at Morels


“A little less conversation a little more action please!”

Join us for Breakfast!  We are delighted that Guy Bigwood from the Global Destination Sustainability Index will join our breakfast to facilitate some round table conversations that we hope will catalyze more action to make our organisations more sustainable. Together our industry can collaborate to deliver more sustainable and impactful meetings around the world. You can download the latest white paper from the GDS Index here.

We would be delighted if you could join us for a relaxed breakfast ahead of a busy day at IMEX on Wednesday 11 September at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro. It will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with the BestCities partner convention bureaux and the other International Associations in attendance. Also you will hear more about our Global Forum. We can then take a short walk to the exhibition hall.


If you are an international association or corporate and would like to join the breakfast you can register through this link.

Celebrating the Positive Impact of Business Events

Join Jane Cunningham and Tracy Bury at this session at the Hot Topic Tables, Inspiration Hub, Level 2, on Wednesday 11 September between 11:00 – 11:45:

No longer do we just look at the economic impact of meetings – we want to understand the societal impact and the change created by that gathering taking place in a destination. Discuss what associations are doing; what measurement tools are out there and how cities help you connect with the community.

Meet the BestCities Partners

All the BestCities partners will be exhibiting at IMEX America this year. You can visit our partners on the following stands:

Cape TownA4012
Dubai A4020

ICCA – BestCities Press Conference

This year ICCA and BestCities received a record breaking number of entries from international associations for the Incredible Impacts Programme. We will be proud to announce the three winners of the grants worth US$7,500 in recognition of these fantastic examples of event legacies. Furthermore we will also be sharing some legacy examples of our own which will take place at the ICCA Congress in Houston in October and look to the future of meetings at the BestCities Global Forum in Copenhagen in December.

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019
Time: 14.15 – 14.45
Location: Press Conference room at the Press Center, Sands Upper Lobby, Level 2, The Venetian® | The Palazzo® Congress Center.

If you are a member of the media and wish to attend the press conference please contact Daniel Glendinning to RSVP.


Jane Cunningham
Director, International Associations
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