Executive Consultant, GainingEdge
Paul is Executive Consultant with GainingEdge, an international leader in meetings, conventions and business events consulting and management. Paul has provided advice on assignments in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Panama, and Thailand, and has been an invited speaker in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
Paul is also Managing Director of the BestCities Global Alliance, the world’s leading partnership of convention bureaus. He provides strategic leadership and is responsible for the performance of the Alliance on behalf of the 12 partners on six continents.
Prior to his current role, Paul spent more than 25 years in destination sales, marketing and services management primarily with Tourism Vancouver. He has extensive experience managing complex organizations, strategic planning with diverse stakeholders, and destination master planning.
Paul has served on the boards of Destination Marketing Association International, the 2010 Winter Olympic Bid Marketing Committee, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, and the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force. He has also served as a faculty member in international destination marketing at Capilano University.
Friday, March 1, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm – Concurrent Session D2 – Connecting BC and Canada to the World Through Partnerships