Meeting the Challenge:

Creating Connections with Purpose

About the BestCities Global Forum 

The BestCities Global Alliance is gathering industry thought-leaders, international associations and partner destinations under one roof in Melbourne, Australia.

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. You will have an opportunity to extend your stay in Melbourne to attend the matches, with BestCities and Melbourne Convention Bureau planning to maximise the city’s exciting major events calendar to enhance the conference offerings.

Global Forum Melbourne will explore how in-person meetings are critical to cultivating meaningful connections and purpose for meeting planners, associations and delegates. You can look forward to workshops, presentations and hands-on experiences throughout Melbourne that demonstrate the importance of in-person learning and collaboration.

We harness the power of collaboration and community to create positive impact through business events.

BestCities Global Alliance

Testimonials Global Forum 2022 

'For an event organiser looking to extend my network and deepen relationships, BestCities Global Forum 2022 was simply a productive, wonderful, educational and enjoyable experience.' 

Steven Small, Director Of Events, Routes, Informa

'BestCities Global Forum helped me think about our association in new ways and provided thoughtful insights to strengthen our event planning practices. It was terrific to exchange ideas with neighbouring associations and potential partners while focusing our collective energy on shared challenges and goals' 

Adam Kirkham, Associate Director, Partnerships, World Congress Of Science And Factual Producers

'This forum is relevant for anyone who has to think strategically about the direction of their event.  I have taken home some key points which I think will add value to our event and make us think about how to create a lasting experience for our community.' 

Dr Angela Sperenza, Managing Director, World Congress Low Back And Pelvic Girdle Pain

Who should attend?

Open to International Associations, Association Management Companies, Agencies, Corporate Meeting Planners, (Core) PCOs and invited guests, the Global Forum is the ideal opportunity to:

Cross Industry 

Learn from outside our industry, share your thoughts and challenges with like minded peers and make connections beyond the forum.

Experience Melbourne 

A city where the world’s brightest minds gather to inspire, innovate and create real change in world-leading research and development.


Network with the 13 BestCities partner destinations and your association peers. Get away from your screen as a number of unique experiences await you in Melbourne!

About the organisers


‘We harness the power of collaboration and community to create positive impact through business events.’

Dedicated to excellence we’re an alliance of 13 cities that never settles when it comes to business events, we continuously push for better.

The quality and reach of our global community and our open knowledge exchange, allows our partners and clients to develop and offer experiences that make a more positive impact and leave a stronger and lasting legacy on the world.

Founded with this community spirit we continue to believe that our world prospers when it comes together, works together and shares generously.

We are the BestCities Global Alliance.


Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is Victoria’s leading full-service agency in acquiring and delivering international and national conferences, incentive travel reward programs and corporate business events. 
As an economic development organisation MCB partners with all levels of government, and strategic industry partners including; accommodation, venues, event support, restaurants and tour providers to bid, win and host international business events, as well marketing Melbourne and regional Victoria as a leading business events destination. 
MCB has representation in five countries, across key international source markets including North Asia, South-East Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

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