Events

Oct
24
Wed
5th TIC Expert Meeting 2018, Lviv @ Grand Hotel
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
5th TIC Expert Meeting 2018, Lviv @ Grand Hotel | L'viv | L'vivs'ka oblast | Ukraine

#ECMTIC2018

Join us for the 5th ECM TIC Expert Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held in Lviv on October 24-26, 2018 and will focus on New concept of Hospitality service.

European Cities Marketing, through its TIC Knowledge Group, organises every year an Expert Meeting for Tourist Information Centres managers and staff exclusively, whether they are ECM members or not.

Our event provides you with a unique opportunity:

  • to meet and network with colleagues working in Tourist Information Centres all across Europe,
  • to share knowledge and best practice with other destinations to stay ahead of the latest market’s trends,
  • and to grow your business as well as strengthen your professional expertise.

Our TIC Expert Meeting offers a mix of incentive and exchange opportunities for all attendees. This is why the diversity of participants is of great importance to us. This event is for managers and TIC front office professionals coming from small and large cities and working for either public or private tourist information organisations – whether they are ECM members or not.

 

Please note:

  • The attendance is limited to 90 persons, with a maximum of 2 delegates per city !
  • Lunches and dinner included – check out our social programme
  • Your participation fee does not cover accommodation or transport

The aim of the meeting is of course to get to know your European colleagues, to share knowledge with them but most of all, we want you to have fun and leave full of inspiration and with a bunch of new friends.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you for this fifth edition!

Nov
9
Fri
ECM City Marketing Masterclass 2018, Amsterdam
Nov 9 all-day
ECM City Marketing Masterclass 2018, Amsterdam @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

An inspiring day targeted to City Marketing experts with state-of-the-art insights from both theory and practice.

In this masterclass, special attention will be given to how you can built resilience and relevance into the multi-stakeholder initiatives for the marketing and branding of your city (and its region).

To register please contact Pauline.

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

Julius Cesar knew it. So did many statesmen and city mayors after him: Urban events are awesome communication platforms and can generate great public excitement and boost the softpower of the city. Moreover, big events bring with them increased economic turnover, and – if conceived and executed strategically – they might boost your city’s international brand and stimulate urban development both physically and socially.

Events can be a great way of manifesting your city for a global audience. In the cultural economy, small is often beautiful and what is local might go global. Pamplona, Davos, Kassel and Park City – with original and exclusive content, even the smallest of towns can be world cities for a few days every year. Events have the power to make nowhere places go everywhere. If you thought the name Sochi was a new ice cream, a Japanese rock band or perhaps an advanced yoga position, the Winter Olympics 2014 should have taught your otherwise.

Yet, as it turns out, the major events business can also be a minefield of public dispute and an ugly waste of taxpayer money. For host cities, major events in culture, commerce, science or sports have become a complex and high risk business with many pitfalls and diverse stakeholder interests.

In Edinburgh, February 13-16th. 2018, 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 Edinburg International Festival, Festival Fringe, and the famous Military Tattoo have become signature events with global outreach and a massive touristic attraction that help 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 program, 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
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 9th June
  • City Fair workshop on Monday 10th 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
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.