Events

Nov
27
Tue
IBTM World 2018, Barcelona @ Fira Gran Via Barcelona
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day
IBTM World 2018, Barcelona @ Fira Gran Via Barcelona | L'Hospitalet de Llobregat | Catalonia | Spain

The leading global event for the meetings, events and incentives industry.

ibtm world delivers three inspirational days of business, networking and education to a community of international suppliers and buyers, helping drive their business into the future. Join over 15,500 industry professionals and enter a world of business opportunities.

ECM will be present at IBTM World, November 27-29, 2018

Visit us to learn about:

  • ECM workshops
  • ECM activities
  • ECM Summer School
  • ECM Academy
  • ECm Meetings Statistics Report
  • … and much more!

 

Nov
29
Thu
#DTTT Global 2018, Helsinki
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
#DTTT Global 2018, Helsinki @ Helsinki | Finland

The Digital Tourism Think Tank and European Cities Marketing have continued to team up to host the #DTTT Global on November 29-30, 2018 in Helsinki.

#DTTT Global is back for another year of amazing keynote speakers and talks from destinations and industry around the world sharing their insights in digital. Join for two exciting days of inspiration, innovation and networking and be part of the tourism industry’s most important gathering of future thinkers.

ECM together with the Digital Tourism Think Tank would like to invite you to next year’s #DTTTGlobal from 29-30 November, 2018 in Helsinki!

Over 250 delegates from all corners of the world gather to learn and discuss the latest innovation, trends and challenges in digital and travel.

 

Prices and content to come soon!

Dec
2
Sun
Annual Meeting of Chief Executives Capital & Major Cities 2018, Luxembourg
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day
Annual Meeting of Chief Executives Capital & Major Cities 2018, Luxembourg @ Luxembourg City | Luxembourg District | Luxembourg

ECM organises the 12th Meeting of CEOs of Capital & Major Cities in Luxembourg on December 2-3, 2018.

A most prestigious and influential event, providing CEOs with an opportunity for open, peer-group discussion of current prospects, issues and concerns relating to city tourism.
Upon invitation ONLY (cities from the Top 25 of total bednights in the ECM Benchmarking Report 2018)

For more information and programme, contact ECM Head Office

Feb
13
Wed
ECM Spring Meeting 2019, Edinburgh @ Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day
ECM Spring Meeting 2019, Edinburgh @ Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

#ECMEdinburgh2019

 

 

In Edinburgh, February 13-16, 2019, we offer you a fully loaded two-day conference with leading international experts, event owners and select international showcases that will provide you with all the insights and inspiration you need to cultivate the event scene in your city. We proudly present event leaders and creatives from some of the world’s leading happenings and dissect the strategies that made them successful. We uncover the dark side of the moon with a “festival of failures” where brave survivors of epic disasters and shitstorms in event management will share their experiences and valuable learnings.

All of this will unfold in the world heritage city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s proud capital and “the world’s festival city”. For longer than a lifetime, Edinburgh has made cultural, sporting and commercial events the principal ingredients in the city’s efforts to connect and communicate with the world. The Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Fringe, and the famous Military Tattoo have become signature events with a global outreach and a massive touristic attraction that helps drive the number of visitor arrivals to outnumber the population of 500,000 friendly locals with a ratio of almost 10:1. Still, the city was very recently ranked the most attractive city in the UK to live and work in and it is easy to see why.

With this top-loaded conference programme, you have the perfect cover to come see for yourself.

Mar
25
Mon
IBTM Arabia 2019, Abu Dhabi @ Jumeirah At Etihad Towers
Mar 25 – Mar 27 all-day
IBTM Arabia 2019, Abu Dhabi @ Jumeirah At Etihad Towers | Abu Dhabi | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

IBTM Arabia connects global buyers with MENA suppliers in the meetings, incentives and events industry. IBTM Arabia provides a gateway to the Arabian meetings, events and incentives market.

Its aim is to help create better events for better business results by building real business connections through focused one-to-one meetings and unique networking opportunities.

Apr
10
Wed
WTM Africa 2019, Cape Town @ Cape Town International Convention Centre
Apr 10 – Apr 12 all-day
WTM Africa 2019, Cape Town @ Cape Town International Convention Centre | Cape Town | Western Cape | South Africa

Only at World Travel Market Africa can you simultaneously generate sales leads, launch new products, enter new markets, raise brand awareness, size up your competition, conduct market research, command press attention and develop and maintain relationships.

May
21
Tue
IMEX 2019, Frankfurt @ Messe Frankfurt
May 21 – May 23 all-day
IMEX 2019, Frankfurt @ Messe Frankfurt | Frankfurt | Hesse | Germany

ECM will be present at IMEX, May 21-23, 2019

Visit us to learn about:

  • ECM conferences
  • ECM activities
  • ECM Summer School
  • ECM Academy
  • ECM Meetings Statistics Report
  • … and much more!
IMEX Policy Forum 2019, Frankfurt @ InterContinental Frankfurt
May 21 all-day
IMEX Policy Forum 2019, Frankfurt @ InterContinental Frankfurt | Frankfurt am Main | Hessen | Germany

Since 2003, the Policy Forum (formerly Politicians Forum) at IMEX has provided the only high-level event to bring together industry leaders with representatives of governments and government agencies. Government understanding and support is critical to the advancement of the meetings and events industry.

The Forum has evolved over the past 15+ years and hosts not just politicians but a wide variety of policy makers and government influencers. We bring together the meetings world and public policy makers with the aim to influence policy, rather than influence politicians.

The IMEX Policy Forum is built around five elements: Strategy; Advocacy; Development; Engagement; Enlightenment. The overarching aim of the Forum is to act as a catalyst and provide a collaborative global discussion platform critical to the creation of policy that directly benefits our industry.

 

Partners
The Policy Forum is organised by IMEX in collaboration with European Cities Marketing (ECM), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), under the auspices of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC).
May
29
Wed
IBTM Americas 2019, Mexico City
May 29 – May 30 all-day
IBTM Americas 2019, Mexico City @ Distrito Federal | Ciudad de México | Mexico

IBTM Americas is the leading international trade show that connects the meetings and events industry across North America, Latin America, Europe and beyond.

Its purpose is to inspire you to deliver exceptional experiences through your meetings and events.

Jun
5
Wed
ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2019, Ljubljana @ Grand Hotel Union
Jun 5 – Jun 8 all-day
ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2019, Ljubljana @ Grand Hotel Union | Ljubljana | Slovenia

#ECMLjubljana2019

With this call for speakers you have great opportunity to help set the agenda for ECM International Conference on urban tourism and travel trends in Ljubljana, June 5-8, 2019.

We are looking for excellent speakers, presenters, challengers, motivators, thinkers, leaders, experts, gurus, talents and DMO professionals with inspirational insights, passions, and learnings to share. On the overall theme of trends and technology in urban travel and tourism likely to change and challenge the business of DMOs, we are looking for…

  • The next big thing in the marketplace – trends and phenomena that you haven’t seen before, but are destined to change the way you go about our DMO business.
  • Inspiration: The coolest and wildest concepts and technology applications meant to concur the world of travel and the practice of DMOs.
  • Playful experiments – for instance the one and only golden project that is really fun and groundbreaking. It can also be cool start-ups disrupting the experiential landscape in your city.
  • Walking the talk – taking it beyond the buzz: Good cases of how AI, predictive analysis, VR, AR and data in general can be applied in urban travel and tourism.
  • “The helicopter analysis” of the structural forces and dynamics that will drive change in the market – demographics, global transaction platforms, climate crisis, political and cultural matters, new consumer orientations…

We look forward to hear your ideas and leads! In our evaluation of all suggested speakers, we always look for content and quality first, but we also strive for gender balance, diversity of topics and geographical spread.

Practicalities: Please submit your proposals and leads to ECM associate strategist and conference curator, Peter Rømer Hansen before December 24, 2018.

 

Welcome to Ljubljana!

Jun
16
Sun
City Fair 2019, London @ Old Billingsgate
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
City Fair 2019, London @ Old Billingsgate | London | United Kingdom

City Fair is the event for European cities, destinations and suppliers to showcase all of their tourism products to the international travel trade in a productive business environment.

The 2019 programme includes:

  • Welcome drinks reception on Sunday 16th June
  • City Fair workshop on Monday 17th June

 

What is City Fair?

City Fair is a one day event of pre-scheduled appointments dedicated to the lucrative and growing sector of city tourism organised by ETOA and ECM.

It combines ETOA’s long track record in running highly-targeted workshops with ECM’s expertise in city marketing. ETOA’s tour operator members alone represent a combined buying power of over €5 billion, while ECM has a membership of more than 100 cities.

City Fair gives European destination suppliers the opportunity to meet selected travel buyers in a productive business environment.

  • One-day B2B event of up to 32 pre-arranged one-to-one meetings
  • Around 400 attendees, including 200 exhibitors, with over 6,000 appointments in one day
  • Unique format of targeted business workshop with marketing opportunities
  • Substantial cost and time saving on product contracting and exhibition fees
  • Suppliers from more than 25 European countries
  • Product developers and contractors with direct purchasing responsibility from tour operators, online intermediaries, wholesalers and MICE specialists

 

Why attend City Fair?

City tourist boards and suppliers (such as hotels and attractions)
Participate as an exhibitor to gain competitive advantage for your destination, and to meet with operators, whose business represents both high volume and niche sectors from Europe and all major long-haul markets.

Tour operators
Participate as a buyer to consolidate your existing programmes, to keep abreast of the latest developments in European cities and source new product for your city tours. Attendance is free of charge for buyers.

 

For more information please contact:
Exhibitor enquiries – Karen Jensen – kjensen@etoa.org
ECM (European Cities Marketing) – Flavie Baudot – flavie@europeancitiesmarketing.com
Sep
9
Mon
IMEX Smart Monday 2019, Las Vegas @ The Venetian® l The Palazzo® Congress Center
Sep 9 all-day
IMEX Smart Monday 2019, Las Vegas @ The Venetian® l The Palazzo® Congress Center | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

Smart Monday, powered by MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and supported by IMEX’s association partners, kicks off IMEX America week giving attendees a full day of essential education conveniently located all in one place. As IMEX’s strategic partner and premier education provider MPI is bringing more than 30 concurrent and deep dive education sessions to Las Vegas—giving attendees the clock hours they need for CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification or recertification.

Sep
10
Tue
IMEX America 2019, Las Vegas @ Sands Expo Convention Center
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day
IMEX America 2019, Las Vegas @ Sands Expo Convention Center | Las Vegas | Nevada | United States

IMEX America sets the pace for doing business on an international scale. Increasing in size and scope annually, this event features the largest Hosted Buyer Program in North America and attracts thousands of buyers and exhibitors from the U.S. and around the world. The energy at IMEX America is everywhere, connecting everyone with key players, generating innovative ideas and driving business with the force of global opportunities. Plug into the power source at IMEX America: the pulse of the meetings industry.

Sep
12
Thu
15th TourMIS Users’ Workshop & International Seminar 2019, Vienna @ Modul University
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day
15th TourMIS Users' Workshop & International Seminar 2019, Vienna @ Modul University | Wien | Wien | Austria

The 15th TourMIS Users’ Workshop and International Seminar is organised by the European Travel CommissionEuropean Cities Marketing & MODUL University Vienna on September 12-13, 2019.

Both events are directed toward managers, academics, as well as consultants and representatives of governments and international organisations dealing with tourism. Participants are invited to register for both days or can choose to participate in just one event. Registration will open in June 2019.