Online Professional Development

Online Professional Development

We have taken our on-site training and coaching programmes online to make them more easily accessible for business event professionals anywhere in the world. The training topics have been developed into shorter modular sessions for virtual platforms with interactive components to maximise the learning experience. The content has been specifically designed for convention bureaus, convention centres and any suppliers to the industry involved in sales, marketing or bidding for business events. Our coaching programme provides on-to-one training and advisory sessions to address specific topics of interest or to help with personnel upskilling. 

Prospective clients can customize their training by choosing from a menu of topics. Topics are inclusive of lead development & qualification, local host programmes, the bid process, social media planning for the business events sector, crisis management planning, market insights and overview, working trade shows, working with the media, industry partner programmes, stakeholder & community  engagement, building a legacy, the benefits of business events, destination best practices, best practice site inspections, and brand development.

To enquire about your ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT consultation contact: 

Mike Williams, Senior Consultant, GainingEdge


GainingEdge organises GainingConnections activities at trade shows and industry events during the year, such as IMEX Frankfurt and the ICCA Congress. These consist of:

- Educational events
- Business leads exchanges

Please contact us should you wish to participate in these events or would like to know when the next activities are taking place.