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A BestCities Global Alliance Case Study: Global DIY Summit

From BestCities: The Global DIY Summit stands out as a premier networking event, connecting leaders in the DIY, Home Improvement, and Garden Centre markets. Organized by the European DIY-Retail Association (EDRA), the Home Improvement Manufacturers Association (HIMA), and the Global Home Improvement Network (GHIN), this summit draws over 1,000 delegates from more than 55 countries….

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BestCities Deliver Smash Hit in Melbourne

CREATING CONNECTIONS WITH PURPOSE: The BestCities Global Alliance’s annual Forum was delayed from December 2023 to coincide with the Australian Tennis Open, in Melbourne, in January where international associations and the 13 member cities of the Alliance convened to advance positive impact and social legacies from their meetings. Loren Christie, managing director of the Alliance…

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THE POLLINATOR – Belinda Moore and Associations

From the BestCities Global Forum in Melbourne earlier this year, Strategic Membership Solutions’ owner, Belinda Moore, was perhaps the pick of the speakers on view. Covering 9 challenges that keep association executives awake at night, the editor of Associations Evolve shares her insights with The Iceberg.  Destinations that embrace the association challenges will succeed…

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BestCities Case Study: The World Down Syndrome Congress

The World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC), hosted in various BestCities destinations, has been a beacon of hope and progress for individuals with Down syndrome. By bringing together families, professionals, and self-advocates, the Congress has fostered a global community dedicated to inclusion and advocacy. Each congress, organized by Down Syndrome International, has been a platform for…

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Parkinson’s Ready: How Barcelona Braced for Impact

This case study reveals the impacts upon researchers, neurologists, patients, carers, and victims of Parkinson’s disease at the World Parkinson’s Coalition (WPC) Congress held last year in Barcelona. It is also a product of the serendipity of two wholly unconnected business events because the opportunity to capture the intended impacts of the WPC’s Parkinson’s Ready…

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A BestCities Global Alliance Case Study: World Parkinson Coalition

From BestCities: The World Parkinson Coalition is a pioneering force in the global fight against Parkinson’s disease. By hosting inclusive triennial congresses, WPC unites patients, scientists, clinicians, and advocates to exchange knowledge and inspire new research directions. These congresses serve as a platform for collaboration and innovation, driving progress in understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease….

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BestCities Launch Legacy Case Study Series

From BestCities Global Alliance: The 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne, 2016, showcased ITS Australia’s expertise and fostered government and community engagement in intelligent transportation. Prioritizing diversity and strategic networking, it achieved significant industry growth, policy influence, and youth engagement. This event exemplifies the lasting benefits of hosting international congresses for industry…

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BestCities Creates Connections with Purpose at 2024 Global Forum

BestCities Global Alliance welcomed international association representatives, trade media, industry thought leaders, and representatives from 13 BestCities destinations to its annual Global Forum, which took place January 18-21 in Melbourne, Australia with the support of Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). BestCities’ flagship event featured a strong education program with speakers including Mark McCrindle, social researcher and…

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Loren Christie on Melbourne Global Forum

From Travel Writers Radio: Loren Christie is Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance which started 25 years ago with a conversation over drinks by city leaders from Melbourne Houston and Vancouver. Now there are 13 major international cities in this group that specialises in hosting some of the largest business events and leaving a…

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BestCities and ICCA Announce 2023 Incredible Impact Winner

From BestCities Global Alliance: BestCities Global Alliance and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) are proud to announce the winning association of this year’s Incredible Impacts Programme, the Associated Country Women of the World. ACWW has set the industry standard in the last 12 months and has driven real change through passion, education, and…

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BestCities Announces Programme for 2024 Global Forum

BestCities Global Alliance has announced the details of its highly-anticipated 2024 BestCities Global Forum, featuring an exceptional lineup of speakers and an engaging programme. This annual gathering, designed with meeting specialists in mind, has grown into a pivotal event in the business events industry, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among industry leaders and city representatives…

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