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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  • “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.”
    Philippe Vignon
    CEO | Geneva Tourism & Conventions
  • “European Cities Marketing is the only network to connect Tourism Industry, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing organisations on a European level. We exchange our knowledge and work together to strengthen our daily business. In addition, we have the chance as CVBs to offer our services to international associations and corporate clients via special ECM platforms like Meet Europe or the India Meetings Industry Workshop.”
    Bettina Bunge
    CEO | Dresden Marketing 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, Tourist Information Centres or the Meetings Industry. They are a goldmine!”
    Ervin van de Wiele
    Manager | Ghent Tourist Office
  • “ECM also recognises that we, as members, have specific interests and provides us with the opportunity to have our own platforms, events and forums. As a delegate I like to go home, feeling loaded with insights into the topic, the challenges and the solutions, being able to project them on my situation.”
    Petra Stušek
    Managing Director | Ljubljana Tourism
  • “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, this meetings allow ECM member destinations to fine-tune their City Cards, their communication and marketing & sales strategy.“
    Olivier Occelli
    Marketing Director | ONLYLYON
  • “I love the fact that I can go to any ECM gathering with challenges that I face locally and come back home with a solution, all thanks to a unique environment within ECM. It’s a very open, friendly and prestigeless environment which opens for a honest dialogue and best practice sharing.“
    Anna Lindström
    Director | Uppsala Convention Bureau
  • “By providing data, we can benchmark ourselves in terms of performance in the Meetings Industry, finance and sponsorship structures, as well bednights and spend. For the 50% of our members who do not have their own research departments, ECM can provide a unique and essential source of information.”
    Jaume Mata
    Director of Innovation & Sustainable Tourism | Turismo Valencia
  • “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 acquiring practical marketing skills. An unforgettable career-defining experience!”
    Barbara Schwaiger
    Sales & Marketing Manager | Salzburg Congress
  • “Knowledge exchange and best practice sessions are set up according to our needs: from ambassadors’ programmes to meetings statistics, we always keep up to date of the best examples in Europe.”
    Zlatan Muftic
    Convention Bureau Director | Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau

ECM LIVE

The global meeting industry had a sudden stop for the loss of our beloved friend Paul Flackett. Literally, the whole world meeting industry knows Paul Flackett as a generous contributor, a father who left a deep footprint and a friend. He, together with his friends, has inspired the industry with his visions and rocketed the meeting industry into a relevant global position.
Education and legacy were issues he always followed in all his life. European Cities Marketing recognizes his high value to the industry and the decisive contribution to the educational activities especially as faculty member of the ECM Summer School with his precious attitude in working with consistency, determination with openness and acumen and above all joy!
European Cities Marketing board and members are together with the global meeting industry and you, dear IMEX friends, suffering for this very significant loss recognizing his superb contribution to our industry.
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The global meeting industry had a sudden stop for the loss of our beloved friend Paul Flackett. ECM recognises his high value to the industry and the decisive contribution to the educational activities especially as faculty member of the ECM Summer School. RIP Paul @IMEX_Group

The global meeting industry had a sudden stop for the loss of our beloved friend Paul Flackett. ECM recognises his high value to the industry and the decisive contribution to the educational activities especially as faculty member of the ECM Summer School. RIP Paul @IMEX_Group

Registration to #DTTTGlobal closes on Friday! Don't leave it too late to signup. The amazing speaker lineup and programme speak for itself. Hurry to avoid missing out! @think_tourism https://t.co/56v61kIKuA

Registration to #DTTTGlobal closes on Friday! Don't leave it too late to signup. The amazing speaker lineup and programme speak for itself. Hurry to avoid missing out! @think_tourism https://t.co/56v61kIKuA

JMIC and @Iceberg_Curator have recently issued a Call for Case Studies and Storytelling - contact James Latham to send in your own! https://t.co/7Y8Qiopgki

JMIC and @Iceberg_Curator have recently issued a Call for Case Studies and Storytelling - contact James Latham to send in your own! https://t.co/7Y8Qiopgki
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