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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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Calling all Changemakers & Visionary Leaders

With the Incredible Impacts Programme, ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance want to spotlight the remarkable legacy initiatives born from Association Meetings. Submit your application, or nomination, before the deadline (Incredible Impacts Grant – 04/09/23 & Incredible Impacts Seed Fund Grant – 22/09/23). Showcase your extraordinary legacy initiatives and help shape the future of the industry…

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Loren Christie

Managing Director, BestCities

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Loren Christie brings more than 25 years of experience in Tourism & Hospitality to his role as Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance. He held various leadership positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts during his 17 year career with them including Director of Sales for International Congress, Business Transient and Leisure Sales at the…

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BestCities Appoints Loren Christie as New Managing Director

Taking over the role of MD from Lesley Williams, who led the BestCities team for three years, Christie has over 25 years of experience in travel, tourism and business events and has held leadership roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Destination Toronto, and spent 20 years in broadcast television. From M&C Asia…

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5 Things You Need To Know To Run a Successful Live Event

Ben Ari interviews BestCities’ Loren Christie: Planning an international conference involves numerous logistical challenges, including accommodation, transportation, catering, and technical support. Convention bureaus can provide valuable assistance in coordinating these aspects, ensuring smooth operations and a seamless experience for attendees. From Authority Magazine…

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BestCities and ICCA Announce Changes to Incredible Impacts Programme

BestCities Global Alliance and the International Congress and Convention Association have unveiled exciting changes to their flagship Incredible Impacts Programme. Celebrating the “beyond tourism” value of international association meetings, the programme provides a global platform for meetings that have proven impact while recognising their contributions with a cash reward. From BestCities Global Alliance…

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