Paul Vallee

Managing Director, BestCities Global Alliance

Paul Vallee is managing director of the BestCities Global Alliance. He is responsible for the successful delivery of the alliance’s strategic plan, performance monitoring and overseeing its operations. Paul is also executive consultant with Gaining Edge, which in addition to managing BestCities, provides consulting exclusively to the convention and meetings market.

Paul recently assumed these responsibilities after serving more than 25 years in a senior capacity with Tourism Vancouver – the Metro Vancouver Convention and Visitors. Paul has served on the boards of BestCities, Destination Marketing Association International, the 2010 Winter Olympic Bid Marketing Committee, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, and the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force.

He is also a faculty member in international destination marketing at Capilano University.

Paul has a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Waterloo in Ontario that saw him specialize in travel attitudes and motivations.