What Our Clients Say
“Much of the credit for our spectacular growth in hosted meetings goes to GainingEdge. They have tremendous knowledge of our industry, and their consultants have strong networks across the globe. They have a thorough understanding of the meetings market and the bid process. They have always been thorough, insightful, and hard-working, often carrying out tasks side by side with our team. In addition, their grasp of the market is extremely helpful in helping destinations make the right choices.” Milos Milovanovic, CEO, Serbia Convention Bureau
“GainingEdge provides BestCities with consistently strong leadership. Because of this leadership, we have been able to grow the organization, streamline our processes and enjoy greater business development opportunities. The GE team has become invaluable to the Alliance.” Jerad Bachar, CDME, Former Director, Dubai Convention Bureau
“We found GainingEdge to be highly professional, dependent, and equipped with the skill to capture exactly where we need consultancy. They have a great depth of knowledge and network in this industry, and we still have much more to acquire from them. Sometimes, they add a personal touch to their advice and deliverables, and it shows how caring they are to their clients, just as they mention it in their corporate values.” Kana Nomoto, Chief Coordinator, Convention Sales Department, Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau
“GainingEdge has helped the Greater Houston CVB develop new business in the international association market – especially in Latin America. They are consummate professionals and truly understand the international meetings market. We highly recommend them to anyone looking to expand their international reach.” Jorge Franz, Vice President of International Convention Sales and Tourism, Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Gary is one of the most strategic thinkers in the industry (eg in areas such as quality assessment, accreditation, measurement of impact of events), but allies this with excellent hands-on experience.” Martin Sirk, CEO, ICCA
“Since the establishment of MyCEB in 2009, GainingEdge has been retained as in-house consultant for MyCEB to assist with recruitment, processes and programme roll out. We are happy with their performance and delivery; and highly recommend the services ofGainingEdge and their team members.” Zulkefli Haji Sharif, CEO, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau.
“Our board of directors mandated an extensive, strategic ‘ReThink’ of our destination’s ambitions and marketing opportunities post Vancouver’s hosting the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. They said ‘we want the best global perspectives, and we need to be led by the best advisor.’ Having literally a world of consultants to choose from, they selected Gary Grimmer. The result after an intense yearlong adventure has already had a strong positive impact community wide. Our board has now endorsed the comprehensive plan that Gary helped us to develop in collaboration with all our stakeholders. We now have a new vision and new strategic thinking on how to move Vancouver further up the ranks of the world’s leading destinations.” Rick Antonson, President and CEO, Tourism Vancouver
“We have found them to have an excellent understanding of the market and an enormous network.”John Mennel, Senior Associate, Global Public Sector, Booz Allen Hamilton
“Make no mistake, selecting GainingEdge could be the most important decision you make in plotting your future success.”
“I found GainingEdge to be very efficient, totally dependable with such a professional and holistic approach to the business at hand. Their integrity and the wealth of their knowledge and connection in the market will ensure success of any project they undertake.”Suprabha Moleeratanond, former Director-Conventions, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
“They are creative in evaluating opportunities and helping us to take advantage of them…. Macau’s rapid development as Asia’s newest MICE destination is both an opportunity and a challenge. GainingEdge is playing a major role in helping us to be successful in facing and capitalizing on both.”Licenio da Cunha, Head of Product and Special Projects Department, Macau Government Tourist Office.