Jane Vong Holmes GainingEdge

Jane Vong Holmes is Senior Manager – Asia of GainingEdge, a consultancy specialising in the business events industry. In her current role, she takes care of GainingEdge’s business relationships in Asia. Jane has co-authored two UNWTO publications on the Asia Meetings Industry (2012, 2017) and a report on Universal Accessibility in The Meetings Industry in a joint project with BestCities Global Alliance and Rehabilitation International (2018). She has been part of the consulting team on several GainingEdge projects in Asia, working with bureaus, tourism offices and convention centres in Hangzhou, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Macau, Indonesia and Thailand. She helped establish GainingEdge’s signature events GainingLeads and GainingEdge Knowledge Exchange which takes place annually during IMEX and ICCA Congress. Jane was honoured with the IMEX Academy Award – Asia Pacific in 2013. Prior to joining GainingEdge in 2009, she was Asia Pacific Regional Director for the International Congress and Convention Association – ICCA for eight years. Jane is an ardent advocate for giving back to host communities through meetings and business events. Since 2013, the ICCA Members Gift of Love (GOL) Project has made contributions to charitable organisations in Shanghai, Antalya, Buenos Aires, Kuching, Prague and Dubai.