BestCities Appoints New Director, Business Development and Community Engagement


BestCities Global Alliance has announced meetings industry veteran Tia Daniels (pictured) as its new Director of Business Development and Community Engagement.

Daniels brings more than 25 years of experience in the meetings industry to this position, with many of his previous positions serving in the United States and Denmark. His most recent roles include Director of Sales and Marketing at Konventum Hotel and Conference Center and Senior Director of International Sales, Conventions and Events at Bella Center in Copenhagen. She has also worked for MCI Copenhagen, where she led the COP15 Hotel & Guest Relations team at one of the largest conferences in the city’s history with over 30,000 delegates in attendance.

While in Houston (1995–2008), Daniels worked at the Hilton Houston Post Oak and the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, in roles such as Manager of Convention Services and Manager of Sales and Corporate Services.

Daniels has also remained active in the MPI and PCMA communities.

In her new role for BestCities, she will focus on helping partners and customers develop experiences that leave a positive and lasting legacy in the world, while raising BestCities’ profile in the corporate and incentive market. She will also drive the momentum of BestCities’ legacy commitments by working collaboratively with members and supporting key initiatives such as the Madrid Challenge, the Copenhagen Legacy Lab and the Incredible Impacts program.

“As a passionate member of the meetings and events industry, I am honored and very excited to take on this business development role with BestCities Global Alliance,” said Daniels. “Understanding the shoes I have to fill after Jane Cunningham, I am proud to be offered the opportunity to continue the work of the BestCities team in realizing the Alliance’s vision.”

“We are delighted to welcome Tia to the BestCities team and keen to leverage her expertise to build trust with customers, grow our community and deliver lasting impact to our customers and partner destinations,” said Lesley. Williams, CEO of Best Cities. “Tia will also play a key role in continuing our commitment to ensure a positive and impactful legacy is embedded into every professional event held at our member destinations.”


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