The association for Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux
and City Marketing Organisations in Europe

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EUROPEAN CITIES MARKETING

European Cities Marketing is a non-profit organisation
improving the competitiveness and performance of the leading cities of Europe.
ECM provides a platform for Leisure, Meetings Industry and City Marketing professionals
to exchange knowledge, best practices and widen their network to build new business.

MEMBERS

SO MUCH DIVERSITY UNITED BY A COMMON GOAL

Our members are Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing Organisations represented by their CEOs, managers and their best experts.

ECM is committed to give equal benefit and profile to members from capital, leading and smaller European cities.
While keeping its focus on cities, European Cities Marketing proposes National Tourist Boards, National Convention Bureaux and Regional entities (whether it refers to Leisure, Meetings Industry or City Marketing) to tackle this perspective by establishing permanent contact and working together with cities, one of the basis to enhance national business.

European Cities Marketing is the only organisation to work with Leisure, Meetings Industry and City Marketing. We believe in the vision that “everyone in the city sells the city”.

MEMBERS

SO MUCH DIVERSITY UNITED BY A COMMON GOAL

Our members are Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing Organisations represented by their CEOs, managers and their best experts.

ECM is committed to give equal benefit and profile to members from capital, leading and smaller European cities.
While keeping its focus on cities, European Cities Marketing proposes National Tourist Boards, National Convention Bureaux and Regional entities (whether it refers to Leisure, Meetings Industry or City Marketing) to tackle this perspective by establishing permanent contact and working together with cities, one of the basis to enhance national business.

European Cities Marketing is the only organisation to work with Leisure, Meetings Industry and City Marketing. We believe in the vision that “everyone in the city sells the city”.

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ECM events provide members with information,
contacts and business leads they cannot afford to miss out on.

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ECM 2021 Action Plan & Tools

Here is what we have in store for our members this year!

Call for Speakers: Exploring your DMOJO!

European Cities Marketing International Conference, March 17-19, 2021 With this Call for Speakers, we are starting programming for the upcoming European Cities Marketing International Conference – […]

European cities’ heartbeat shows resilience in a difficult context. Early fall confirms a rebound of visitor satisfaction. Tourists’ sentiment on Sanitary Safety remains positive.

European Cities Marketing (ECM) and TCI Research partner to monitor the COVID-19 city tourism rebound with the TRAVELSAT© Cities’ Heartbeat Dashboard. This partnership promotes and delivers […]

Reports on bednights and meetings in 2019: a compelling evidence of the economic significance of European city tourism

European Cities Marketing launched the ECM Benchmarking Report and the ECM Meetings Statistics Report with results from the year 2019 respectively on Bednights and Meetings in […]

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MEMBERS KNOW BEST

  • “ECM is the only organisation to gather once a year all CEOs of European destinations to discuss the latest market trends and new developments in policy, strategy and operations.”
    Michael Otremba
    CEO | Hamburg Tourismus
  • “Knowledge exchange and best practice sessions are core activities in ECM: from meetings statistics to ambassador programmes, we are always kept up to date by the best examples in Europe and from around the world.”
    Bettina Reventlow-Mourier
    Deputy Convention Director | Wonderful Copenhagen
  • “ECM is a member organisation. It is for the members and by the members. Its core mission is to empower members to inspire, co-develop and promote a sustainable visitor economy for the city. Through its new strategy, ECM will explore a more sustainable tomorrow together with a great purpose and appetite for experimenting in the visitor economy that contributes to a better life in the city.”
    Dieter Hardt-Stremayr
    CEO | Graz Tourismus
  • “Every year we have more and more City Cards specialists participating in the City Cards Expert Meeting and strengthening the network. Through best practices and knowledge exchange, these meetings allow ECM member destinations to fine-tune their City Cards, their communication and marketing & sales strategy with the goal of a sustainable growth of the destination.”
    Gianluca Camaggio
    Products Department Sales Manager | Turisme de Barcelona
  • “ECM knows that we, as members, have specific interests and provides us with the opportunity to have our own platforms, events and forums. ECM also helps us members align our own strategic agenda with whatever demands, challenges and opportunities tomorrow will bring.”
    Ann Nyström
    Director of Destination | Malmö Tourism
  • “By providing data, we can benchmark the performance of our destinations in bednights and in meetings statistics, as well as the financing and spending structures of our organisations. For the 50% of our members who do not have their own research departments, ECM can provide a unique and essential source of information.”
    André Moura
    Head of Research | Turismo de Lisboa
  • “When it comes to looking at the future, the ECM Summer School is a unique opportunity for young professionals just entering the Meetings Industry to spend three days with some of the biggest names in our business, understand the nature of the Meetings Industry, and acquire practical marketing skills. An unforgettable career-defining experience!”
    Romana Vlašić
    Director | Dubrovnik Tourist Board
  • “The ECM Knowledge Groups play a strategic role in helping us develop new ideas, products, insight and solutions in the areas of City Cards, City Marketing, Digital Destinations, Research & Statistics, Sustainability, Tourist Information Centres or the Meetings Industry. They are a goldmine!”
    Erwin van de Wiele
    Manager | Ghent Tourist Office

ECM LIVE

[ECM 2021 ACTION PLAN] Check what we have in store for our members this year! Let's make 2021 a great year all together! https://t.co/8HyqOyIq1f

📣 EXPLORING YOUR #DMOJO & FUTURING THE ROLE OF THE #DMO and #CVB. With this new Call for Speakers, we invite members, partners, experts & forward thinkers to unfold the true DMOJO & the future role of the DMO. See full Call for Speakers here: https://t.co/ErM0kFFsfQ
#WeAreECM

Best wishes from European Cities Marketing's Board Members, President and Head Office! #WeAreECM #eventprofs #DMOs #newyear2021 #wewillbetogethersoon

During #ECMMentorProgramme 1st meeting we asked our partners 2 questions: What does mentoring mean to you & your organisation? Any tip, for a mentor or a mentee?
The answers from @IBTMevents' Portfolio Director, Claude Blanc: https://t.co/iNRVFZpjCv
#eventprofs

💻 The Meetings Industry webinar on "How to Pivot to #HybridMeetings" is taking place right now!
We are discussing how your DMO or CVB can make the change to #hybridevents!
@Eurac / @RdamPartners / @myhelsinki
#ANewTomorrow #WeAreECM #allinthistogether #eventprofsunite

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Thursday January 7th

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[CALL FOR SPEAKERS 📣] EXPLORING YOUR DMOJO & FUTURING THE ROLE OF THE #DMO & #CVB

Did your #DMO find its true mojo during the crisis – the ability to pivot, adapt role and relevance, while maintaining a long-term perspective and value stand?

For many years, discussions have centered on the magic M in DMO: is it marketing, is it management, is it both or is it something entirely different? Perhaps now it’s time to realize that no one really cares what the M stands for, people care what you stand for! So, how are you reconfiguring yourself and your DMO and CVB for the future? How are you approaching the art of #futuring itself?

With this Call for Speakers, European Cities Marketing (ECM) invites member DMOs, knowledge partners, industry experts and lead thinkers to help unfold the theme of #DMOJO! at ECM’s International Conference on the future role of DMOs and the trends that will shape it in the coming years. The conference will be digital, March 17-19, 2021. We are looking for excellent speakers, presenters and facilitators with inspirational insights, ideas, and perspectives to share.

Find the full Call for Speakers here: buff.ly/2JQi54v and send your proposal to speak before January 14, 2021.

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