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Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Global Meetings and Events: Insights from the BestCities Community Cafe

In a recent Community Cafe hosted by the BestCities Global Alliance on 11 April 2024, industry leaders gathered to discuss the pivotal role of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the context of global meetings and events. The session, under the umbrella of the BestCities Madrid Challenge, brought together professionals from various sectors to share best practices, strategies, and actionable insights aimed at enhancing DE&I in business practices worldwide.

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BestCities at IMEX America 2023

Are you attending IMEX America? If so it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the BestCities Breakfast in Las Vegas.

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BestCities Global Forum: Crafting a Legacy

“Leave the world a better place than you found it” is not a new concept – it’s a hallmark of tourism, and a mantra for sustainable living. But while social purpose remains paramount in communities and businesses, the conference industry is particularly poised to inspire positive change and leave their host destinations markedly better places.

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Hybrid Meetings: How to Prepare for the New Normal

On October 14, BestCities Global Alliance hosted its first multi-hybrid Community Café. In addition to virtual streaming, the event encompassed live hubs in Cape Town, Africa and Copenhagen, Denmark, where a small gathering of industry professionals convened face-to-face.

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BestCities unveil new Impact Measurement research for global associations

BestCities have collaborated with associations & destinations around the world to build new research around a ‘legacy language’ and impact measurement indicators.

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Incredible Impacts Interview: Serbian Federation of Beekeeping Association (SFBA)

The SBFA entered the Incredible Impacts programme this year and we wanted to share this inspiring story of legacy creation at the bidding stage.

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BestCities Supports PANPREV

Join our Strategic Thinker, Bettina Borisch, for this free online round-table to understand how we can be better prepared for the next inevitable outbreak.

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Learnings from a virtual meeting planner

Nigel Brown, our Director Marketing & Partnerships is currently undergoing his certification as a virtual meeting planner on the EventsAir OnAir platform, here are some of his learnings from his journey so far.

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