Events

Aug
25
Sat
32nd ECM Summer School 2018, Thessaloniki @ Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki
Aug 25 – Aug 29 all-day
32nd ECM Summer School 2018, Thessaloniki @ Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki | Λιμάνι | Greece

#ECMSS18

The 32nd ECM Summer School will be held in Thessaloniki, Grece from August 25-29, 2018.

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!
The aim is to equip professionals with the latest marketing tools and to help them to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in conference, meetings and event management.

      • Meet professional leaders of the industry
      • Gain knowledge and skills for a successful career in the Meetings Industry
      • Develop a network with new colleagues and peers from all over Europe
      • Get tools to acquire clients in the Meetings Industry
      • Gain CMP professional credits to acquire/confirm your CMP certification

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

Gain CMP professional credits to acquire/confirm your CMP certification!

CIC has reviewed the learning objectives of this activity and has indicated that attendees will receive 17.75 CE hours in the 5 Domain of the CMP or CMP-HC Standards. Learn more on the CMP on the CIC website.

 

 

What do they say about ECM Summer School…

«It was an unforgettable experience with very interesting topics about the Meetings Industry! Everything was well organised and structured. The ECM Summer School is one of the best oportunities to meet people with the same aims, challenges and difficulties in the Meetings Industry.»
Nadine Roth, Assistant Manager Conventions, visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office

«The summer school is an incredible opportunity to network with peers within the meetings trade. It is an opportunity to learn, grow and share experience with the experts who shape the industry – it is an invaluable network to be part of and a chance to discuss challenges and produce creative solutions.»
Graeme Mackay, Ambassador Programme Executive, visitAberdeenshire

«For me the ECM Summer School was a brilliant start into this industry. Next to brilliant classes I also made new contacts from all different kind of countries and learnt lots about their way of working. A real great experience, which I could recommend to everybody.»
Martina Fuhrer, Business Development Manager, Montreux-Vevey Tourism CVB

 

Should you have any additional questions, please contact ECM Head Office.

Sep
13
Thu
14th TourMIS Users’ Workshop & International Seminar 2018, Vienna @ Modul University
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day
14th TourMIS Users' Workshop & International Seminar 2018, Vienna @ Modul University | Wien | Wien | Austria

The 14th TourMIS Users’ Workshop and International Seminar on Digitalization & Innovation in Tourism is organised by the European Travel CommissionEuropean Cities Marketing & MODUL University Vienna on September 13-14, 2018.

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 and Hotel Booking Form is available for download at www.modul.ac.at/tourmis  Please submit your registration to Mr. Michael Straube (michael.straube@modul.ac.at) by August 1, 2018 at the latest. For additional information on both events we invite you to visit our website or to contact the local organiser, Dr. Bozana Zekan (bozana.zekan@modul.ac.at),

We sincerely thank Austrian National Tourist Office and Vienna Tourist Board for sponsoring the event. We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

The participation in the workshop/seminar is free; however, travel and accommodation need to be covered by each participant.

Oct
4
Thu
7th City Cards Expert Meeting 2018, Zurich
Oct 4 – Oct 5 all-day
7th City Cards Expert Meeting 2018, Zurich @ Zürich | Zurich | Switzerland

#ECMCC2018

Join us for the 7th ECM City Cards Expert Meeting. Next year’s meeting will be held in Zurich on October 4-5, 2018.

Our broad approach will include presentations and discussions on latest product developments, successful partnerships, innovating marketing strategies and much more.

Our lunch-to-lunch event provides you with a unique opportunity:

  • to meet and network with European colleagues managing city cards schemes,
  • to share knowledge and insights to stay ahead of the latest market trends & anticipate customers’ needs,
  • and to grow your business as well as strengthen your professional expertise.

This event is open to ECM members only, specifically to tourism professionals working on city cards schemes (Product Managers, Project Leaders, Marketing Managers…) who are looking to improve – but also share – their knowledge with other participants.

 

Conditions:

  • The participants’ city must be an existing ECM member and already be running a city card scheme.
  • Participants themselves must be directly working on or managing an established city card scheme.
  • For City Cards Project 2018 members, participation is free for the first delegate. Extra delegates will be charged a 100 EUR participation fee, with a maximum of 2 delegates per city in total.
  • For ECM members who are not part of the City Cards Project 2018, the attendance is limited to 1 person per city with a 190 EUR participation fee.

Please note:

  • Lunches on October 4 and 5, dinner on October 4, as well as coffee breaks are included.
  • The attendance is limited to 60 people !
  • Your participation fee does not cover accommodation or transport.

For more information about the City Cards Project, please contact ECM Head Office.

Oct
24
Wed
5th TIC Expert Meeting 2018, Lviv @ Grand Hotel
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day
5th TIC Expert Meeting 2018, Lviv @ Grand Hotel | Lviv | Lviv Oblast | Ukraine

#ECMTIC2018

Join us for the 5th ECM TIC Expert Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held in Lviv on October 25-26, 2018. The meeting’s focus will be announced shortly.

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
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

Wanting to get the very best speakers and highest attendance, we kindly call for ideas and city showcases to feature in Edinburgh!

The theme will be “Events in the City” with guiding questions like:

  • The broad impact of events – promises and pitfalls
  • How events can manifest and mobilize the city (global branding)
  • How events can build the city (networks, communities)
  • How to market events internationally
  • How DMOs can play a role
  • How to work, what not to do
  • How to do a risk assessment
  • Innovations on the international events scene

What we are looking for speakers that…

  • Present great cases with lots of learning
  • Share great learnings from success and massive failures (pumpkin seed oil to those who will share!)
  • Work as DMO professionals, heads of events, professional event owners or international experts
  • Represent destinations that go all in on event communication/branding.
  • Has done great studies/academic work with evidence based learnings.
  • Great new start-ups/technology projects (event concepts/tech tools that are fun and potent)

Please report back to Peter (peter@roemeragency.dk) with fairly precise outlines and leads. We would love to get your proposals during July! Thanks a lot for your help!

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
9
Sun
City Fair 2019, London @ Old Billingsgate
Jun 9 – Jun 10 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
Buyer enquiries – Nick Greenfield – ngreenfield@etoa.org
ECM (European Cities Marketing) – Flavie Baudot – flavie@europeancitiesmarketing.com