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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Istanbul is expected to be Europe’s tourism hot spot in Q3 2019

A study undertaken for European Cities Marketing (ECM) by ForwardKeys, which analyses over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that Istanbul is set to […]

Creating better places to live, meet & thrive in

The Global Destination Sustainability Index’s Whitepaper highlights trends and strategies undertaken by 47 leading cities to become regenerative hubs for economic, social and environmental development. At […]

European Cities Marketing announced new President, Executive Committee and Board Members during annual conference

General Assembly of European Cities Marketing, the association for Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing Organisations in Europe, elected new President, Board Members and members of […]

European cities to reinvent the role of DMOs with ‘Tomorrow Today’ conference

At the European Cities Marketing International Conference in Ljubljana, June 5-8, 2019, European DMOs will meet and focus on “Tomorrow Today” what’s coming next in their […]

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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.”
    Laura Aalto
    CEO | Helsinki Marketing
  • “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!”
    Erwin 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 our 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, these meetings allow ECM member destinations to fine-tune their City Cards, their communication and marketing & sales strategy.”
    Olivier Occelli
    Marketing Director | ONLYLYON
  • “By providing data, we can benchmark the performance of our destinations in bednights and in the Meetings Industry, as well as the financing and spending structures of our organizations. 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!”
    Zlatan Muftic
    Convention Bureau Director | Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau
  • “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 informal environment which opens for a honest dialogue and best practices sharing.”
    John Donnelly
    CEO | Marketing Edinburgh
  • “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.”
    Laurence Papouchado
    Deputy Director | Monaco Convention Bureau

ECM LIVE

Only 10 days left to benefit from the early bird rates for #ECMSS2019. The ECM Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all professionals working in Convention Bureaux, Tourist Offices, Congress Centres, Airlines, Hotels, DMCs, PCOs & Meeting Planners! buff.ly/30i4eYj #education #MeetShareGrow #WeAreECM ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday June 19th

ECM - European Cities Marketing

DMOs, do you need tips to benchmark yourself regarding sustainability issues? This webinar is made for you 🙂 The GDS-Index team will take you through the new website showing you how to add your answers online, add supporting documents and links and answer all your questions.
See you tomorrow!Don't forget to sign up to our Benchmarking tutorial tomorrow at 9am CET. This will be particularly useful for DMOs participating in the index this year - all are welcome.
For more details and to #signup follow this link: bit.ly/GDSIWebinar
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Happy to see ECM partners TCI Research and Transparent Intelligence on stage at #ETOA conference on innovation in visitor management, sharing more understanding in visitors numbers. Thanks to both of you for keeping on helping destinations to measure their KPIs and understand visitor distribution #WeAreECM ... See MoreSee Less

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10 days left to benefit from the early bird rates for #ECMSS2019. It is an unmissable learning opportunity for all professionals working in CVBs, Tourist Offices, Congress Centres, Airlines, Hotels, DMCs, PCOs & Meeting Planners! https://t.co/QxlfKO8R42 #MeetShareGrow #WeAreECM

A busy start for City Fair workshop starting this morning! Thanks to our partner @ETOA for another productive event !!! #WeAreECM #cityfair #eventprofs

Are you measuring and benchmarking the #sustainability of your Destination? If not join the #gds_index by visiting https://t.co/AwRlxpMBq0 ⁦@ICCAWorld⁩ ⁦@IMEX_Group⁩ ⁦@europeancities⁩ @MCI_Group

Are you measuring and benchmarking the #sustainability of your Destination? If not join the #gds_index ⁦@ICCAWorld⁩ ⁦@IMEX_Group⁩ ⁦@europeancities⁩

@europeancities announced new President, Executive Committee and Board Members during annual conference in #Ljubljana https://t.co/UTXw2JkO3k #eventprofs

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