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Meet Tokyo at the BestCities Global Forum in Dubai

27 Oct 2016 NEWS

BestCities Global Alliance, a strategic collaboration between 11 of the world's premier meeting destinations, including Tokyo, has announced its most impressive programme to date, for its flagship annual event, the BestCities Global Forum, taking place in Dubai from 4-8 December 2016.

Hosted in partnership with Dubai Business Events and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the BestCities Global Forum presents the ideal learning environment for association senior executives responsible for organising international events. The unique and stimulating four-day session is guaranteed to educate and inspire delegates to create a lasting legacy for their organisation, while also generating new opportunities for future collaboration with peers from around the world.

Places are limited, but still available, with over 20 associations already signed up, including World Autism Organisation, Alzheimer's Association, International Astronautical Federation and World Environmental Education Congress.

Held in the impressive surroundings of Dubai, the Forum features a packed programme of relevant case studies and thought-provoking expert speakers. This year's programme includes: Forum Facilitator, Hazel Jackson, CEO of Emirates based biz-group; Dr Tommy Weir, Speaker and Professor of Hult International Business School; Oliver Martin, a stakeholder engagement strategist, specialising in destination development; Philip Davies, President of strategic brand consultancy EMEA Siegel + Gale and Sherrif Karamat, Chief Operations Officer, PCMA.

The Forum will cover a range of relevant topics such as advancing the purpose of international associations through long-term legacy development, improving the event's benefits to the host community and creating strategic partnerships with destinations.

With no cost to attend, including return business class flights to Dubai, accommodation and meals, the Global Forum is open to senior association executives (or AMC on behalf of Associations) considering hosting International Business Events that rotate globally, relevant to any of the 11 BestCities Global Alliance partner cities: Berlin, Bogotá, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver.

About Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau:

The Business Events Team at the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as a one-stop shop to assist meeting and event planners and organizers to bid for international business events in Tokyo, and also promotes Tokyo as a destination for such meetings. Tokyo has been a member of the BestCities Global Alliance since 2014.

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