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Singapore’s Lim takes chair at BestCities Global Alliance

Executive director at the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau elected board chair

Jeannie Lim

Jeannie Lim, executive director of Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Travel at the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, has been elected board chair for the BestCities Global Alliance.

She replaces outgoing chair Jonas Wilstrup, of Copenhagen, who served for two years. 

The new appointment will see Jeannie take an integral role in maintaining focus and growth at the alliance, which represents a dozen convention bureaux across the world.

The alliance is preparing for its third annual BestCities Global Forum, taking place in Bogotá this December, and its second year running the Incredible Impacts Grant Programme with ICCA.

Besides Singapore, the other members of the alliance are: Berlin, Bogotá, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Dubai, Houston, Madrid, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Vancouver.   

Lim said: “I am honored to take up the appointment of Board Chair on behalf of the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau. The BestCities Global Alliance has been instrumental in shaping important strategies and best practices on how partners can best evolve and transform, to keep up with shifting trends in the meetings industry and create impactful delegate experiences. Through its established network, the Alliance has also profiled the strengths of its members to association meeting planners. We look forward to more meaningful exchanges at the Global Forum – a key platform for the Alliance to engage decision-makers – later in Bogota this year.”

Paul Vallee, managing director of BestCities Global Alliance, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jeannie Lim as our new board chair, taking over the position from Jonas Wilstrup. During his two years, Jonas was an excellent asset to our partnership and a real driving force for successful change in the organization. We can’t thank him enough for his support and time during his tenure.”


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