Do not miss ECM new series of knowledge sharing, of best and next practice, of recovery planning and of celebrating the ECM community heroes. It’s about how we can use ECM community to build collaborative advantage by sharing, learning, meeting – and through that growing both as a community and as individual destinations and destination leaders.
Power of Community is for ECM members and by ECM members and we fully leverage the power of this community together.

ECM Autumn Conference, Online
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
ECM Autumn Conference, Online

This is not a tourism conference….


… but very much a conference for you. Why? – because we constantly need to remind ourselves to look outside our own industry echo chamber – reinforced by our SoMe news feeds, by our inboxes, the reports we read, the articles we share, and in the tourism conferences, where we meet.

At the ECM Online Autumn Conference, September 23-24 2021, we are deliberately exposing and challenging ourselves and our colleagues to seek inspiration from both within and beyond the industry – for purpose, for understanding of challenges and possibilities ahead, and for exploring the broader needs of our destinations and cities.

This may not be a tourism conference, as we know it, but it is a conference for all of you. Join us for two immersive days: explore decarbonization and what this means to tourism and the role of DMOs, learn about new technologies to push forward tourism transformation, or to reimagine the business models of events. Engage in discussions around tourism and stereotypes, or how to develop more accountable tourism and participatory destination management. Make sense of your cities – or simply sense them in new ways. This and much more together with our +60 speakers and facilitators in formats like Outside-Incomers and Frameworkers, or when zooming into our Horizones and buckling up for Fasterclasses, Disasterclasses and high energy Cross-inspires, or while seeking inspiration numerous Case Clubs presented by ECM member cities.

The ECM Online Autumn Conference  on September 23 – 24, 2021, is live and virtual for everyone – with virtually every opportunity for you to customise your own route through the two days of programme, sensemaking experiences and more than 70 speakers.




8th TIC Expert Meeting 2021, Girona
Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day
8th TIC Expert Meeting 2021, Girona @ Ghent | Flanders | Belgium


Join us for the 8th ECM TIC Expert Meeting that will be held in Girona on October 27-29, 2021.

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.

This event will provide 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.

The 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. 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
  • 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 eighth edition!

Annual Meeting of Chief Executives Capital & Major Cities 2021, Madrid
Dec 12 – Dec 14 all-day
Annual Meeting of Chief Executives Capital & Major Cities 2021, Madrid @ Luxembourg City | Luxembourg District | Luxembourg

ECM organises the 15th Meeting of CEOs of Capital & Major Cities in Madrid on December 12-14, 2021.

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.


For more information and programme, contact ECM Head Office