Welcome to GainingEdge
Global reach and perspective. Local expertise.
We’re a global consulting firm that works primarily with associations, DMOs/CVBs and their stakeholders, and convention and exhibition centres—but it’s our people that really make us different.
At GainingEdge, you’ll find a team of specialists who don’t just work in the global meetings industry—we’ve lived it. Our experts have years of deep, on-the-ground experience at the local, regional, national and global level.
Since 2004, we’ve advised hundreds of clients across five continents, helping them tackle industry challenges, capitalise on opportunities and achieve operational excellence.
Destination & DMO/CVB Advisory
We provide the most comprehensive, vertically integrated services in this space to help partners define their goals, as well as the strategies and the support needed to achieve, plan and implement them.
Convention & Exhibition Centre Advisory
GainingEdge assists partners through a wide range of services, ranging from conceptualisation and site assessment to feasibility studies, design reviews, pre-opening planning, and more.
Through extensive first-hand experience growing, leading and managing associations, our experts understand the constraints and challenges your organisation is facing—and the solutions you need to succeed.
GainingEdge Analysis & Research (GEAR)
GainingEdge Analysis & Research (GEAR) is dedicated to business events research with a focus on destination competitiveness and the “intellectual capital” of convention destinations.
In-Market Sales Representation
With a team of salespeople in all major markets around the world representing clients across the globe, GainingEdge can help destinations and CVBs establish those much-needed relationships where—and when—needed.
Industry and GainingEdge Events
We’re not just thinkers—we’re doers. Throughout the year you can find us speaking at industry events and leading GainingEdge special seminars around the globe. We hope to see you there!
Published annually by GEAR (GainingEdge Analysis & Research), our Special Reports provide a detailed analysis of the global destinations landscape and help cities understand how well they are leveraging their influencers to secure conventions.
Destination Competitive Index
An annual assessment of how destinations compare in terms of the strength of their product offering and other factors that impact destination selection.
Leveraging Intellectual Capital
An annual analysis of a destination’s strength of representation in international association leadership.
News & Insights
We’re professional problem solvers—and that extends beyond our day-to-day work. The GainingEdge team is passionately committed to making the world a better place by helping the industry as a whole and the communities we work in around the world.