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April 23, 2013

Americas: BestCities Update - 2013 Chair Hails from Singapore; Chicago Is Newest Member

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ChicagoBestCities Global Alliance has announced Neeta Lachmandas-Sakellariou will serve as chair of the group’s board of directors for 2013. She is assistant chief executive of the Singapore Tourism Board, where she is in charge of the Business Tourism Development, Conventions and Meetings, Exhibitions and Conferences, and Enrichment divisions.

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to helm the alliance this year,” Lachmandas-Sakellariou says. “Coming from Singapore, where knowledge exchange is a key value proposition for business event organizers and delegates, I look forward to applying some of my own learnings to deliver better results to our clients, and create new business opportunities for our partners.”

Last year, the BestCities Global Alliance introduced a two-stage preliminary member program, which saw the VisitBerlin Convention Office and the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau simultaneously join the network as full members. This was the first time the alliance had two partners complete the membership process at the same time.

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