Events

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.

May
21
Tue
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).
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 Meeting Facilitator, Peter Rømer Hansen before December 24, 2018.

 

Welcome to Ljubljana!

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.