Milos Milovanovic is international consultant, with deep expertise in the activation and development of convention bureaus as well as destination marketing in Europe and Middle East regions. He has over 15 years of experience in the meetings & conventions industry and has consulted many destinations around the world. In GainingEdge, Milos is responsible for the development of research & analysis projects as Head of the GainingEdge Analysis & Research (GEAR) Department. Milos is author of the Destination Competitive Index, a global benchmarking tool for international convention destinations, published annually since 2018. He is also author of the Leveraging Intellectual Capital global report, aimed at identifying the relative strengths of destinations in terms of the presence of their local association executives who are leaders in the governing bodies of international associations. Milos has a diploma in Economics from the University in Belgrade and Master`s degree from Ecole Centrale Paris. In his previous career as a marketing and project management specialist he worked with universities, business associations, international donors and AID agencies creating a number of educational and training programs.

GainingEdge is a specialist consulting firm, based in Melbourne, Australia, advising primarily to the convention and meetings market since 2004. It is specialized in issues related to establishing and managing convention bureaus, advice on the development and expansion of convention centers as well as the broader aspects of the international meetings industry.