BestCities’ flagship event is attended by industry thought leaders, international associations, and destinations that are members of BestCities. For the first time in 2022, registration was extended to meeting planners from any discipline who arrange large international events that rotate around the world.
While Global Forum is typically held in December, BestCities has elected to host the next event in January 2024 to coincide with the Australian Open tennis tournament. Delegates will have an opportunity to extend their stay in Melbourne to attend the matches, with BestCities and Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) planning to maximise the city’s exciting major events calendar to enhance the conference offerings.
Melbourne offers international associations and professional conference organizers the highest concentration of conference facilities in Australia, including the iconic Melbourne Convention and Exhibitions Centre – one of the largest event spaces in the southern hemisphere. The city has earned a reputation for cross-industry collaboration supported by a sustainable event supply chain, quality accommodations, and memorable pre- and post-conference experiences.
BestCities Managing Director Lesley William said Melbourne is an ideal destination to host its flagship event. “With its warm and welcoming community, Melbourne offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences and access to powerful knowledge sharing that has contributed to breakthrough legacies for international associations.”
“We are also thrilled to coincide the Global Forum with a world-class event like the Australian Open, which creates incredible opportunities for team building and developing deeper connections with peers. Over the coming months, we’ll share further details about our exciting program, but in the meantime, I encourage you to block off your calendars and register today.”
To register for BestCities Global Forum 2024 in Melbourne, visit events.bestcities.net/globalforum-melbourne.