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.
FROM MOMENT TO MOVEMENT
Even while case numbers are again on the rise in Europe, we all sense a shift in focus and priority. Now again, borders are opening, travel resuming – even the events industry seems to slowly return with in-person events and conventions. The ‘momentum’ of the pandemic crisis to reimagine tourism, to talk about how to build back better, is being replaced by the urgency of actual action. The moment of change was underlined with an unprecedented visibility of tourism at the COP26 and the more than 300 signatories to the Glasgow Declaration, calling for climate action in tourism. Key word is action. The big moments pass (whether pandemic or COP26) and in their place, movement can make change. The question is no longer how will we change the future of tourism and destinations, the question is what are we doing to make it happen? As leaders of forward- thinking European city destinations, we all play a key role in changing the narrative of tourism to one of positive impact and contribution, shifting from notion to motion.
We will share and discuss with other leaders what action looks like and what challenges of change, we might be better off facing together.
Upon invitation ONLY. Participants are Capital and European cities featured in the TOP 25 of ECM Benchmarking report 2021
For more information and programme, contact ECM Head Office
Webinar #6: Understanding the world of the digital nomad – How cities can tap into new sources of travelling global talent
On Thursday December 9 at 3PM (CET), we will host the sixth webinar as part of the “Power of Community” communication series.
Digital nomads have already been roaming the planet for many years, but since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic for many workers around the world, remote working has now become the norm.
Many places around the world have already discovered the opportunity that comes with attracting talented individuals who are keen to stay and explore somewhere new. Now a whole business ecosystem has evolved to meet the needs of digital nomads, with investment pouring into businesses that serve the long-stay market. Yet how much are digital nomads really invested in the places they visit, and how much value do they really offer to local communities?
To map the world of the digital nomad and help city marketing organisations understand the challenges and opportunities that cities can face with this burgeoning market, TOPOSOPHY will present highlights from its new market insights report ‘Understanding the world of the digital nomad: How cities can tap into new sources of travelling global talent’ (report to be released prior to the webinar).
Join us to find out about:
- Defining and quantifying the market for global digital nomads
- Key trends in remote work and talent attraction around the world
- Major businesses and industry leaders servicing the digital nomad market
- Recommendations for DMMOs on increasing their city’s competitiveness in the digital nomad market
Please note that this webinar is available to ECM members only and the recording will be available on the ECM Intranet afterwards.
The next ECM International Conference & General Assembly will take place in-person in Hamburg on March 30 – April 2, 2022. Digitalisation is here to stay, but, in this increasing virtual world, we need to meet physically to work together and get inspiration.
”Face-to-face meetings are extremely important. This has been impressively confirmed by the pandemic. ECM is one of the most inspiring networks in this industry to exchange trends, leadership, inspiration and knowledge transfer. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the entire ECM family to Hamburg for the International Conference & General Assembly 2022. We will use the opportunity to convey the special Hamburg spirit.” Michael Otremba, CEO Hamburg Tourismus.
The 17th TourMIS Users’ Workshop and International Seminar is organised by European Cities Marketing, the European Travel Commission, MODUL University Vienna & UNWTO and is aimed at city, regional, national, and international tourism organizations, as well as universities and companies from the hospitality and tourism industry.
It is directed toward managers, academics, as well as consultants and representatives of governments and international organizations dealing with tourism. Participants are invited to register for both days or can choose to participate in just one event.
More information soon!