Events

Oct
26
Thu
4th TIC Expert Meeting, Budapest
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
4th TIC Expert Meeting, Budapest @ Budapest | Budapest | Hungary

#ECMTIC2017

Join us for the 4th ECM TIC Expert Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held in Budapest on October 26-27, 2017 and will focus on the following topic: transformation from TIC to Traveller Service Centre.

And if you’re lucky enough to arrive in Budapest on October 25, join us for a “welcome evening” organised by the BFTK Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre!

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 lunch-to-lunch 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 70 persons, with a maximum of 2 delegates per city so register now!
  • Lunches and dinner included – check out our social programme
  • Your participation fee does not cover accommodation or transport
  • Book your room by August 18, passed this date the hotel cannot guarantee availability
  • Please note that at the time of the booking, you will be charged a one-night room fee as a non-refundable deposit.

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 fourth edition!

Nov
30
Thu
#DTTT Global 2017, Brussels @ BEL - Tour & Taxis
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day
#DTTT Global 2017, Brussels @ BEL - Tour & Taxis | Bruxelles | Bruxelles | Belgium

The Digital Tourism Think Tank and European Cities Marketing have continued to team up to host the #DTTT Global on November 30-December 1 in Brussels.

#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 this year’s #DTTTGlobal on 30 November & 1 December in Brussels!

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

As an ECM member, you get 100€ off the Early Bird ticket pricing!

100€ off the Early Bird ticket until 15 September 

The first day of #DTTT Global is focused entirely on promotion. Always at the core of what we do here at the Digital Tourism Think Tank, we’ve decided to wrap this all up into one day and give a really strong platform for some of the best cutting edge work we’re seeing from destinations when it comes to promotion, digital being a given.

The second day of #DTTT Global focuses on getting your house in order to embrace the shifting needs of any successful digital team, from skills and talent through to workflow and business models. Get underneath the skin of what matters most when considering the impact of digital on your activities and how to build an agile organisation that’s ready for tomorrow’s world.

Take a look at this year’s programme and register now to take advantage of great discounts!

Dec
3
Sun
Annual Meeting of Chief Executives Capital & Major Cities 2017, Helsinki
Dec 3 – Dec 4 all-day
Annual Meeting of Chief Executives Capital & Major Cities 2017, Helsinki @ Helsinki | Finland

ECM organises the 11th Meeting of CEOs of Capital & Major Cities in Helsinki on December 3-4, 2017.

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 2017)

For more information and programme, contact ECM Head Office

Feb
21
Wed
ECM Spring Meeting 2018, Reykjavik @ Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day
ECM Spring Meeting 2018, Reykjavik @ Hilton Reykjavik Nordica | Reykjavík | Iceland

European Cities Marketing will present a toploaded program for the ECM Spring meeting where Europe’s city marketers and tourism professionals meet industry thought leaders to debate and strategise the new normal in urban travel and tourism.

More information and registrations to come soon !

In the meantime, enjoy those few images!

 

May
15
Tue
16th IMEX Politicians Forum, Frankfurt @ Villa Kennedy
May 15 all-day
16th IMEX Politicians Forum, Frankfurt @ Villa Kennedy  | Frankfurt | Hessen | Germany

Since 2003, the 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.

While the Forum programme and content have evolved, the one constant has been using the power of knowledge exchange to encourage a better appreciation of the benefits the meetings industry delivers to engaged destinations.

For more information please see here
If you would like to invite a Politician, Government Official or indeed any influential stakeholder in your destination to participate in 2017 please contact Natasha Richards.

Partners
The Politicians 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
13
Wed
ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2018, Malmö
Jun 13 – Jun 16 all-day
ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2018, Malmö @ Malmö | Skåne County | Sweden

#ECMMalmo2018

European Cities Marketing will present a toploaded program for the ECM International Conference where Europe’s city marketers and tourism professionals meet industry thought leaders to debate and strategise the new normal in urban travel and tourism.

More information and registrations to come soon !

 

Aug
25
Sat
32nd ECM Summer School, Thessaloniki
Aug 25 – Aug 29 all-day
32nd ECM Summer School, Thessaloniki @ Dresden | Sachsen | Germany

#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

 

Take a look at last year’s program:

 

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.