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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contacts and business leads they cannot afford to miss out on.

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Lausanne Montreux Congress unveils its sustainability strategy “LMCare 2025”

Lausanne Montreux Congress (LMC) – the joint business tourism promotion structure of Lausanne Tourisme and Montreux-Vevey Tourisme supported by Vaud Promotion – unveils “LMCare 2025”, a […]

COMMUNITY HEROES SERIES #4 – Meet Magnus Hessbo!

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

Introducing The GDS-Academy – Dynamic learning to inspire the regeneration of the tourism, meetings and events industry

The GDS-Academy has launched and will deliver the latest, progressive perspectives, teaching and practical application that will catalyse the mindsets and skills sets of DMO professionals, […]

COMMUNITY HEROES SERIES #3 – Meet Bettina Reventlow-Mourier!

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

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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, Digital Destinations, Meetings Industry, Research & Insights, Sustainability, Tourist Information Centres, Trend Room. They are a goldmine!”
    Erwin van de Wiele
    Manager | Ghent Tourist Office

ECM LIVE

🖧 #MenteesHackathon presentations “The impact of sustainability in the business events sector” are taking place now!
Click to attend the winning team result @ 15:30 CET: https://t.co/gGxIxeAfbX
#ECMMentorProgramme #WeAreECM
@IMEX_Group @IBTMevents @ICCAWorld @iapco @HQGlobalMag

💻 The #digitaldestinations webinar on "Social media: Analytics & KPI’s" has just ended!
Sam Stals from Ants Connect talked about setup and use of #socialmedia metrics and KPIs, applied to destination marketing.
Hope you enjoyed this "Lunch & Learn" session!
#WeAreECM

💻 ECM Members, don't miss our #digitaldestinations webinar on "Social media: Analytics & KPI’s" on June 17 @ 12 PM CET!
A "Lunch & Learn" session about setup & use of #socialmedia metrics & #KPIs applied to destination marketing.
Register: https://t.co/TZ4OXcvWTt
#WeAreECM

📣 INTRODUCING THE GDS-ACADEMY - DYNAMIC LEARNING TO INSPIRE THE REGENERATION OF THE TOURISM, MEETINGS & EVENTS INDUSTRY //
Read the PR: https://t.co/OiDX19WA3S
#WeAreECM #tourismindustry #meetingsindustry #eventprofs #sustainability
@GDSMovement @ICCAWorld @meet4impact @travelTF

📅 @ETOA #CityFair21 is taking place today! Welcome to the delegates! With more than 8,000 appointments, it sure is an intense #b2bworkshop dedicated to rethinking tourism strategy and develop new product ideas.
Learn more: https://t.co/00LQTdGMq3
#travel #WeAreECM #eventprofs

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[ECM MENTOR PROGRAMME 🖧] The Mentees presentations on the topic of “The impact of sustainability in the business events sector” as part of the #MenteesHackathon are taking place this morning!
Click here to attend the winning team results at 3:30 PM CET: buff.ly/3fMfHJt
#ECMMentorProgramme #WeAreECM
IMEX - IBTM - ICCAWorld - IAPCO - Headquarters Magazine
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[ECM MENTOR PROGRAMME 🖧] The Mentees presentations on the topic of “The impact of sustainability in the business events sector” as part of the #MenteesHackathon are taking place this morning! Click here to attend the winning team results at 3:30 PM CET: https://buff.ly/3fMfHJt #ECMMentorProgramme #WeAreECM IMEX - IBTM - ICCAWorld - IAPCO - Headquarters Magazine
[WEBINAR 💻] The #digitaldestinations webinar on "Social media: Analytics & KPI’s" has just ended!
Sam Stals from Ants Connect talked about setup and use of #socialmedia metrics and KPIs, applied to destination marketing.
Hope you enjoyed this "Lunch & Learn" session!
#WeAreECM
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[WEBINAR 💻] The #digitaldestinations webinar on Social media: Analytics & KPI’s has just ended! Sam Stals from Ants Connect talked about setup and use of #socialmedia metrics and KPIs, applied to destination marketing. Hope you enjoyed this Lunch & Learn session! #WeAreECM
[WEBINAR 💻] ECM Members, do not miss our #digitaldestinations webinar on "Social media: Analytics & KPI’s" tomorrow (June 17) at 12 PM CET!
During this online "Lunch & Learn" session we will talk about setup and use of #socialmedia metrics and KPIs, applied to destination marketing today, thanks to Sam Stals from Ants Connect. We will not forget to discuss the newest additions to the landscape and evolutions & trends of organic & paid reach within the most important channels.
Register now: buff.ly/3iMchIf
#WeAreECM
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[WEBINAR 💻] ECM Members, do not miss our #digitaldestinations webinar on Social media: Analytics & KPI’s tomorrow (June 17) at 12 PM CET! During this online Lunch & Learn session we will talk about setup and use of #socialmedia metrics and KPIs, applied to destination marketing today, thanks to Sam Stals from Ants Connect. We will not forget to discuss the newest additions to the landscape and evolutions & trends of organic & paid reach within the most important channels. Register now: https://buff.ly/3iMchIf #WeAreECM
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