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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COMMUNITY HEROES SERIES #2 – Meet Gianluca Camaggio!

MEET, SHARE AND GROW SUSTAINABLY! The secret of any strong community?… people! Our ECM community is powered by members and partners working to not only stand […]

Strengthening Knowledge Exchange for City Destinations: European Cities Marketing and DTTT announce a new programme of support for the future of urban tourism

The Digital Tourism Think Tank (DTTT) today announced its renewed support for city destinations by strengthening the existing cooperation with European Cities Marketing (ECM). Working together […]

European Cities Marketing announced Executive Committee and Board Members elections during General Assembly

In the frame of ECM International Conference that attracted record breaking 550 persons on March 17-19, European Cities Marketing held its annual General Assembly where President, […]

ECM Mentor Programme Hackathon: a friendly competition for Meetings Industry rookie professionals

In the frame of the ECM Mentor Programme, ECM offered the Mentees the opportunity to take part in a hackathon, where they worked on specific industry-related […]

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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

🦸‍♂️ Meet 1 of our #ECMCommunityHeroes Gianluca Camaggio @VisitBCN_EN & learn how he's been leading the #CityCardKnowledgeGroup what are the group's goals & how he is planning for the future.
Watch: https://t.co/8d1W4zq0oJ
#ECMPowerOfCommunity in collaboration with @group_nao

📣 We invite speakers (DMOs, partners, experts & thought leaders) within & outside the tourism & hospitality sector to share ideas & suggestions to help us unfold why #ThisIsNotATourismConference
See full #CallforSpeakers here: https://t.co/BKZDPoTe6B
#WeAreECM @group_nao

📅 May 13 will be the last day to register for @ETOA #CityFair21. Over 140 buyers have already registered so take part in the B2B workshop dedicated to generating business for European destinations!
Learn more and register here: https://t.co/00LQTdGMq3
#B2Bworkshop #WeAreECM

💹 During our webinar “Jeopardizing Our Destinations”, we asked our members 4 questions about DMOs' #sustainability strategies. What do you think of these results? Comment below!
🔜 Stay tuned for our next webinar!
#ECMPowerOfCommunity in collaboration with @group_nao
#WeAreECM

🎙️ The very first session of the #ECMCEOConversations just took place this morning!
We tackled #recovery strategies & how to restart #tourismgrowth during this new format of conversations, exclusively targeted to CEOs among ECM members!
#WeAreECM #ECMPowerOfCommunity

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[ECM COMMUNITY HEROES 🦸‍♂️] Meet one of our ECM Community Heroes – Gianluca Camaggio from Visit Barcelona Spain, and learn how he has been leading the City Card Knowledge Group lately, what the goals of the group are and how he is planning for the next months.
The ECM Community is powered by people. This is the second episode of a series of interviews of our #ecmcommunityheroes.
Watch now: buff.ly/3tiQJVi
#WeAreECM
#ecmpowerofcommunity is produced in collaboration with Group NAO
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[ECM COMMUNITY HEROES 🦸‍♂️] Meet one of our ECM Community Heroes – Gianluca Camaggio from Visit Barcelona Spain, and learn how he has been leading the City Card Knowledge Group lately, what the goals of the group are and how he is planning for the next months. The ECM Community is powered by people. This is the second episode of a series of interviews of our #ECMCommunityHeroes. Watch now: https://buff.ly/3tiQJVi #WeAreECM #ECMPowerOfCommunity is produced in collaboration with Group NAO
[CALL FOR SPEAKERS 📣] #thisisnotatourismconference

What are the longer-term consumer and traveller trends post-COVID? How will this shape the experiences, services, and destinations in demand? Will we continue to shy away from crowds? How will localism develop as we are again allowed to #travel abroad? And what is the post-COVID sentiment towards #tourism?

With this Call for Speakers, European Cities Marketing in association with GROUP NAO invites speakers both within and outside the tourism and hospitality sector to share your ideas and suggestions. We invite member DMOs, knowledge partners, experts and thought leaders within and outside tourism to help us unfold why THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE.

The conference will be virtual, September 23-24, 2021.

We are looking for content and quality, relevance and topicality, and we strive for #diversity – in gender, cultural background, in geography and more. We welcome and encourage leads and submissions from everyone. This also includes speakers of varying exposure and experience – the important thing is that you tap into the theme and have something to share.

Find the full Call for Speakers here: buff.ly/2RHc0uI and send your proposal to speak before May 29, 2021.

#WeAreECM
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[CALL FOR SPEAKERS 📣] #ThisIsNotATourismConference What are the longer-term consumer and traveller trends post-COVID? How will this shape the experiences, services, and destinations in demand? Will we continue to shy away from crowds? How will localism develop as we are again allowed to #travel abroad? And what is the post-COVID sentiment towards #tourism? With this Call for Speakers, European Cities Marketing in association with GROUP NAO invites speakers both within and outside the tourism and hospitality sector to share your ideas and suggestions. We invite member DMOs, knowledge partners, experts and thought leaders within and outside tourism to help us unfold why THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE. The conference will be virtual, September 23-24, 2021. We are looking for content and quality, relevance and topicality, and we strive for #diversity – in gender, cultural background, in geography and more. We welcome and encourage leads and submissions from everyone. This also includes speakers of varying exposure and experience – the important thing is that you tap into the theme and have something to share. Find the full Call for Speakers here: https://buff.ly/2RHc0uI and send your proposal to speak before May 29, 2021. #WeAreECM
[#cityfair21 📅] May 13 will be the last day to register for ETOA - European tourism association City Fair European Destination Workshop. Over 140 buyers have already registered so take part in the B2B workshop dedicated to generating business for European destinations!
Learn more and register here: buff.ly/3h3jAL7
#b2bworkshop #WeAreECM
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[#CityFair21 📅] May 13 will be the last day to register for ETOA - European tourism association City Fair European Destination Workshop. Over 140 buyers have already registered so take part in the B2B workshop dedicated to generating business for European destinations! Learn more and register here: https://buff.ly/3h3jAL7 #B2Bworkshop #WeAreECM
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