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 #5 – Meet Pier Paolo Mariotti!

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 […]

35th ECM Summer School: the established Meetings Industry educational programme reinvents itself and targets all Meetings Industry professionals this year

ECM launched this month its 35th edition of the ECM Summer School, which will take place online on August 24-26, 2021. In this current context, all […]

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 […]

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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

🗓️ September 9-10
🚩 Vienna, Austria

Join our upcoming #TourMIS2021 Users’ Workshop and International Seminar focused this year on #consumertrends & changes in #travel, before and after the #pandemic.

w/ @europeancities, @moduluniversity & @UNWTO
➡️ https://t.co/aSII0GCd0a

🖼️ #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE… but very much a conference for you!
The ECM Conference Sept 23-24 is live & virtual for everyone, w/ every opportunity to customise your own route through the programme, sensemaking experiences & speakers!
🎫: https://t.co/TFiyiT8dgx
#WeAreECM

🏆 50 days left to nominate staff member for the 6th edition of the #ECMTICHostmanshipAward rewarding best service offered to visitors in European destinations! Before September 15!
Meet previous winners: https://t.co/1XgIcOCxAL
#WeAreECM #ECMTIC2021
@girona_cat @catexperience

[ECM MENTOR PROGRAMME 🖧] Join us for a new year of exchange and learning by signing up for the second edition of the #ECMMentorProgramme!
Sign up now: https://t.co/qQQm2qLtz1
#WeAreECM @iapco @IBTMevents @ICCAWorld @IMEX_Group @HQGlobalMag
https://t.co/PK6FzaW7an

"European Cities Redefine Tourism Goals for Post-Pandemic Boom"
4 ECM colleagues were at @skift #skiftlive
➡️ @spetra, @visitljubljana ECM President
➡️ Geerte Udo, @Iamsterdam
➡️ Jaume Mata, @ValenciaCity
➡️ @Signexina, @group_nao
More: https://t.co/gb4rvO876i #skiftlive

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[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] … but very much a conference for you. Why? - because we constantly need to remind ourselves to look outside our own industry echo chamber – reinforced by our SoMe news feeds, by our inboxes, the reports we read, the articles we share, and in the tourism conferences, where we meet. The ECM Autumn Conference, September 23-24, 2021 is live and virtual for everyone - with virtually every opportunity for you to customise your own route through the two days of programme, sensemaking experiences and more than 60 speakers!
Register now! buff.ly/3ybLKJm
#WeAreECM #thisisnotatourismconference
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[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] … but very much a conference for you. Why? - because we constantly need to remind ourselves to look outside our own industry echo chamber – reinforced by our SoMe news feeds, by our inboxes, the reports we read, the articles we share, and in the tourism conferences, where we meet. The ECM Autumn Conference, September 23-24, 2021 is live and virtual for everyone - with virtually every opportunity for you to customise your own route through the two days of programme, sensemaking experiences and more than 60 speakers! Register now! https://buff.ly/3ybLKJm #WeAreECM #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE
Thursday July 29th
All of us, all generations, need upskilling and a proper preparation for the coming revamp of the Meetings Industry in the wave of digital/hybrid events that affects all professionals working in convention bureaus, DMOs, hotels, PCOs, DMCs, airlines as well as corporate planners, association executives or meeting professionals. All are involved.

This new well-thought-out programme holds the promise of three interactive and insightful half-days to cover what makes our industry fantastic: BUSINESS, PEOPLE and last but not least, PLACES.

We are taking advantage of the online world to deliver more content and create a space fit to exchange and challenge ourselves with different formats and sessions, while allowing you to network with your peers, all from the comfort of your home and office.

Register NOW! web-eur.cvent.com/event/a23b09b8-b86a-4b1c-a8d6-e37a5ea98243/summary
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All of us, all generations, need upskilling and a proper preparation for the coming revamp of the Meetings Industry in the wave of digital/hybrid events that affects all professionals working in convention bureaus, DMOs, hotels, PCOs, DMCs, airlines as well as corporate planners, association executives or meeting professionals. All are involved. This new well-thought-out programme holds the promise of three interactive and insightful half-days to cover what makes our industry fantastic: BUSINESS, PEOPLE and last but not least, PLACES. We are taking advantage of the online world to deliver more content and create a space fit to exchange and challenge ourselves with different formats and sessions, while allowing you to network with your peers, all from the comfort of your home and office. Register NOW! https://web-eur.cvent.com/event/a23b09b8-b86a-4b1c-a8d6-e37a5ea98243/summary
[ECM TIC HOSTMANSHIP AWARD 🏆] 50 days left to nominate a staff member for the 6th edition of the #ecmtichostmanshipaward rewarding best service offered to visitors in European destinations! Deadline is September 15!
The winner will have the possibility to work at #girona TIC for 2 days, and participate for free to the ECM TIC Expert Meeting on October, 28-29, 2021.
Flights and accommodation costs will be covered by ECM!
Meanwhile, meet previous winners of the Hostmanship Award here: buff.ly/3xpLQN0
#WeAreECM #ecmtic2021
Girona Turisme Catalunya Experience
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[ECM TIC HOSTMANSHIP AWARD 🏆] 50 days left to nominate a staff member for the 6th edition of the #ECMTICHostmanshipAward rewarding best service offered to visitors in European destinations! Deadline is September 15! The winner will have the possibility to work at #Girona TIC for 2 days, and participate for free to the ECM TIC Expert Meeting on October, 28-29, 2021. Flights and accommodation costs will be covered by ECM! Meanwhile, meet previous winners of the Hostmanship Award here: https://buff.ly/3xpLQN0 #WeAreECM #ECMTIC2021 Girona Turisme Catalunya Experience
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