RESEARCH

Insight, research, analysis and benchmarking form a critical part of the capability and the potential of the association. By providing data, cities can benchmark themselves in terms of their performance in the Meetings Industry, their finance and sponsorship structures and their bednights and spend amongst other things. For the 50% of our members who do not have their own research departments, ECM can provide a unique and essential source of information and it will prioritise this activity within budget constraints.

ECM Benchmarking Report

Order your copy now! The ECM Benchmarking Report provides a vital perspective on the volume of urban tourism in Europe, enabling individual city destinations to chart […]

ECM Meetings Statistics Report

The Meetings Statistics Report is a monitoring and benchmarking tool supplying practical and actionable information on the volume and the economic significance of the convention business […]

ECM Members Finance Survey

ECM produces a yearly member survey on financing of city tourist offices and convention bureaux This survey is undertaken on a yearly basis since 2012 and […]

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

ECM is the most dynamic network for the marketing and development of European meetings destinations.
We offer business opportunities for our members through:

This Time, Let’s Not Party Like It’s 1999

LONG THINKER PANEL David Peacock, Senior Advisor, Future Tourism Group, Simpleview Inc.   I’ve never met Elke Dens, but I wish I had. Last week she […]

Never waste a crisis: Make destination marketing meaningful

LONG THINKER PANEL By Elke Dens, Chairman of European Travel Commission Marketing Group and Marketing Director of VisitFlanders   Destination marketing has been in a deep […]

For business tourism to recover, society must recover first

LONG THINKER PANEL By Genevieve Leclerc, Co-founder and CEO of  #MEET4IMPACT   While the present sanitary crisis has indeed been a devastating tsunami for business events […]

The Convention Bureau of the future: Customer Centricity, Digital Innovation and Interdisciplinary Teams

LONG THINKER PANEL By Matthias Schultze, Managing Director GCB German Convention Bureau The COVID-19 pandemic brought the event industry to a virtual standstill overnight. After the […]

SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION

ECM provides a variety of valuable platforms and forums for its members with topics and subjects matched to our understanding and improvement of European competitiveness.

ECM Summer School

The ECM Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all professionals working in Convention Bureaux, Tourist Offices, Congress Centres, Airlines, Hotels, DMCs, PCOs & Meeting Planners!

ECM Academy

The 1st ECM Academy was organised in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 19th to 21st February 2016. Host an ECM Academy in your destination!   ECM Academy: accelerator of Meetings Industry […]

City Cards Expert Meeting

ECM members exchange knowledge and best practice in one of the most significant growth areas in city marketing – city cards. The City Cards Expert Meeting […]

TIC Expert Meeting

An unmissable learning opportunity for professionals working in Tourist Information Centres, managers and front office workers!

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