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GainingEdge in Search for New CEO

From Conference & Meetings World: Global meetings industry consulting company GainingEdge and its CEO Jon Sivertson (pictured) have issued a joint announcement that Sivertson is to leave the company at the end of February 2024. The company’s senior partner, Mike Williams, is currently serving as acting CEO until a new permanent one can be appointed….

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GainingEdge Unveils Fifth Edition of Competitive Index

This groundbreaking report, now in its fifth year, provides a comprehensive analysis of meeting destinations worldwide, offering insights into their competitiveness, strengths, and areas for improvement. This year’s edition shifts its focus to three major global regions: Top 30 EMEA destinations (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Top 15 APAC destinations (Asia-Pacific and Oceania), and Top 15…

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Beijing Adds to its International Credentials

From China National Convention Center II: As the world-renowned capital of China since ancient times, Beijing has now developed into a modern international city. It is home to seven world heritage sites and the first capital city in the world to have a UNESCO Global Geopark. China National Convention Center phase II (“CNCC II”), the…

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Mike Williams: Unlocking the Future of Business Events

Mike Williams, Senior Consultant & Partner at GainingEdge and AIME Ambassador, talks to AIME about current industry challenges and trends, engaging with the next generation of delegates through immersive experiences and new technologies, partnering with Government entities with shared economic goals, and creating legacy programs, and tracking and evaluating their economic and social outcomes…

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GainingEdge Welcomes Mark Oliver Schloesser

From GainingEdge: GainingEdge is proud to announce that Mark Oliver Schloesser has joined its venue consulting team on 1 Oct 2023, focusing on convention & exhibition centre projects. Mark has 25 years of experience in the industry, most recently with Deutsche Messe in Germany and Indonesia, and with Hannover in both Hong Kong and Shanghai,…

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17 May 2021

GainingEdge Online Professional Development | The Bidding Process

How can your destination secure more business events in a pandemic and post-pandemic world? What are some lead sources of business events that your destination can harness? How do you prepare a winning bid proposal? The course provides approximately 90 minutes of learning via a combination of live, instructor presentations and interactive student engagement. The…

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11 May 2021

GainingEdge Online Professional Development | Local Host Development

How is a strong association community in your destination beneficial to business events? What are some practical ways to build and strengthen the association community in your destination, keeping in mind the impacts from the pandemic? How can you develop and support an Ambassador program in your destination? The course provides approximately 90 minutes of learning…

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10 May 2021

GainingEdge Online Professional Development | Brand Development

What makes your destination stand out as a business events destination? How can you effectively plan and communicate your destination brand to your target audience? What branding adjustments should you consider as a result of the pandemic? The course provides approximately 90 minutes of learning via a combination of live, instructor presentations and interactive student…

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