ADVISING THE WORLD’S ASSOCIATIONS, DESTINATION PROMOTERS AND CONVENTION CENTRE DEVELOPERS
Founded in 2004, GainingEdge operates from seven cities worldwide and has successfully delivered over 100 engagements across the globe. We have an excellent track record in association management consulting, establishment of new convention & visitor bureaus, capability development of existing bureaus, destination strategy, convention centre feasibility studies and in-market convention and incentive sales representation.
As a leader in the international business events market we offer access to benchmark performance data and best practices from around the world.
We bring the expertise of a diverse group of professionals comprising association management expertise, business events market expertise, convention bureau operational expertise, business development expertise as well as convention centre expertise. Our professionals are frequent speakers at industry conferences, serve on advisory bodies and participate in industry initiatives on an international basis.
To provide specialist consulting services globally that deliver competitive advantage and sustainable business to our clients.
GainingEdge will be seen as the leading consulting company that powers the success of the global association and business events industry.
Since our inception in 2004 we’ve made corporate social responsibility and community engagement a priority, encouraging all of our team members to get involved. We also work with our clients where possible, for example in our GainingWheels programme, to identify individuals/organisations who are in need of assistance but unable to afford this.
Our Scholar Programme reaches out to the young and deserving future leaders of our industry, offering them work experience and a chance to network with trade colleagues. Our Scholars are students who wish to pursue careers in the business events industry and who demonstrate outstanding potential for future industry leadership.
In addition, we offer Industry Support – our consulting services, either pro-bono or at a reduced fee – for developing/emerging destinations which meet our criteria. We have been privileged to have worked with IMEX during their Wild Card programme, and our industry support continues through various projects.
Last but certainly not least, Community Engagement is very important to us. These can be the local communities where our projects take us, or global NGO organisations working to make the world a better place.