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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This is not a tourism conference… but very much a conference for DMOs’ professionals!

At the European Cities Marketing (ECM) Online Autumn Conference, September 23-24, 2021, attendees will deliberately expose and challenge themselves and their colleagues to seek inspiration from […]

35th ECM Summer School: another successful edition dedicated to all meetings industry professionals!

The 35th edition of the ECM Summer School took place on August 24-26. All generations, need upskilling and a proper preparation for the coming revamp of […]

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 […]

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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

🖼️ We would like to thank all ECM partners for their tremendous support: https://t.co/c5LmBHcv2g & we can't wait to see you all from tomorrow for 2 days full of dynamic and interactive sessions! #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE
Read the programme: https://t.co/RJk2mxsucl
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🖼️ Today is the last day to register for #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE!
Don't miss the inspiring sessions of @the_futurenauts @frucool on September 23 and @MITdusp Carmelo Ignaccolo on September 24!
Register now: https://t.co/TFiyiT8dgx
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🖼️ On Sept 24, the 2nd day of #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE “The art of reframing" will be about exploring new #businessmodels of #events and the different demands & possibilities for host cities!
See all the speakers here: https://t.co/0V2kyFHGet
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🖼️ We teamed up with @AllSeatedcom exVo to bring a brand new #networking area: the Rooftop! Other attendees & partners will be waiting for you there during the breaks & throughout the whole #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE to connect & chat!
Info: https://t.co/exYsz2C5Pf
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🖼️ What does ‘next normal’ look like? During our dynamic pre-conference today, experts of data, trends, marketing and decision-making helped us answer our many questions for what’s next.
Register now for #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE: https://t.co/TFiyiT8dgx
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Wednesday September 22nd
[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] We would like to thank all ECM partners for their tremendous support: buff.ly/3kyQ1SZ
Headquarters Magazine / VVV Nederland / CELTH / Digital Tourism Think Tank / ForwardKeys / Global Destination Sustainability Movement / MKG Group / Modul University Vienna / Saint Elmo's / TCI Research TRAVELSAT / TOPOSOPHY / Transparent Intelligence / CrowdRiff / ETOA - European tourism association / IBTM / IMEX / Simpleview
We can't wait to see you all from tomorrow for 2 days full of dynamic and interactive sessions! #thisisnotatourismconference
Read the programme here: buff.ly/3DU7Jrx
#WeAreECM #tourism #inspiration #challenges #destinations #cities
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[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] We would like to thank all ECM partners for their tremendous support: https://buff.ly/3kyQ1SZ Headquarters Magazine / VVV Nederland / CELTH / Digital Tourism Think Tank / ForwardKeys / Global Destination Sustainability Movement / MKG Group / Modul University Vienna / Saint Elmos / TCI Research TRAVELSAT / TOPOSOPHY / Transparent Intelligence / CrowdRiff / ETOA - European tourism association / IBTM / IMEX / Simpleview We cant wait to see you all from tomorrow for 2 days full of dynamic and interactive sessions! #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE Read the programme here: https://buff.ly/3DU7Jrx #WeAreECM #tourism #inspiration #challenges #destinations #cities
[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] Today is the last day to register for #thisisnotatourismconference!
On September 23, Ed Gillespie will share his views on how comedy can help us approach the difficult and uncomfortable questions that need to be addressed, and on September 24, MIT's Carmelo Ignaccolo will help us understand the layers of the deeply intertwined relationship between tourism and urban space – and how we can build back more socio-economically resilient cities and a happily ever after with tourism!
Register now: buff.ly/3ybLKJm
#WeAreECM
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[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] Today is the last day to register for #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE! On September 23, Ed Gillespie will share his views on how comedy can help us approach the difficult and uncomfortable questions that need to be addressed, and on September 24, MITs Carmelo Ignaccolo will help us understand the layers of the deeply intertwined relationship between tourism and urban space – and how we can build back more socio-economically resilient cities and a happily ever after with tourism! Register now: https://buff.ly/3ybLKJm #WeAreECM
[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] On Sept 24, the 2nd day of #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE “The art of reframing" will be about exploring new #businessmodels of #events and the different demands and possibilities for host cities, debating the imperative of always learning, discovering, and adapting, discussing our most important lessons of the past and how they could shape the renaissance of #tourism and exploring how can we make sense of our cities and destinations in new light and perspective!
Day 2 main stage speakers are:
➡️ Nicolas Popoff, Business Development Manager EMEA, Riot Games
➡️ Leena Lassila, Director of Global Sales, My Helsinki Marketing
➡️ Avinash Chandarana, Global Learning and Development Director, MCI Group
➡️ Matthias Schultze, Managing Director, GCB German Convention Bureau / Co-Founder, Innovation Alliance
➡️ Dr. Stefan Hartman, Director, ETFI
➡️ Carmelo Ignaccolo, Project Lead, MIT
➡️ Doug Lansky, Travel Writer, Author, Destination Development Advisor
➡️ Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Owner, Speaker & Consulting, Inga Hlin Consulting
➡️ Nick Hall, CEO, Digital Tourism Think Tank
See all the speakers here: buff.ly/3nC3yuZ
#WeAreECM
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[THIS IS NOT A TOURISM CONFERENCE 🖼️] On Sept 24, the 2nd day of #THISISNOTATOURISMCONFERENCE “The art of reframing will be about exploring new #businessmodels of #events and the different demands and possibilities for host cities, debating the imperative of always learning, discovering, and adapting, discussing our most important lessons of the past and how they could shape the renaissance of #tourism and exploring how can we make sense of our cities and destinations in new light and perspective! Day 2 main stage speakers are: ➡️ Nicolas Popoff, Business Development Manager EMEA, Riot Games ➡️ Leena Lassila, Director of Global Sales, My Helsinki Marketing ➡️ Avinash Chandarana, Global Learning and Development Director, MCI Group ➡️ Matthias Schultze, Managing Director, GCB German Convention Bureau / Co-Founder, Innovation Alliance ➡️ Dr. Stefan Hartman, Director, ETFI ➡️ Carmelo Ignaccolo, Project Lead, MIT ➡️ Doug Lansky, Travel Writer, Author, Destination Development Advisor ➡️ Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Owner, Speaker & Consulting, Inga Hlin Consulting ➡️ Nick Hall, CEO, Digital Tourism Think Tank See all the speakers here: https://buff.ly/3nC3yuZ #WeAreECM
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