MODUL University Vienna will host two major events regarding tourism on September 12-13, 2019: 15th TourMIS Users’ Workshop and International Seminar on Innovation in Tourism Planning: Managing Capacity, Funding and Governance Strategies in Frequently Visited Places.
Both events are 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.
Registration and Hotel Booking Form is available for download at www.modul.ac.at/tourmis
Please submit your registration to Mr. Michael Straube (email@example.com) by August 01, 2019 at the latest.
For additional information on both events we invite you to visit our website or to contact the local organizer, Dr. Bozana Zekan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Check the programme:
Destination Learning Organisation: Repurpose and reskill
For years now, we’ve talked about the shift from destination marketing to management. Discussed strategies, reasons and trends to support that shift in focus. Related that shift to digital trends of communication, innovation and then, later, overtourism. But perhaps, in our eager discussions and new strategic claims, we have forgotten to ask important questions like: what skills does this shift require? Are the DMOs currently staffed to manage – or better yet lead – destinations? Do you find that you yourself have future ready skills to address the challenges ahead for tourism and destinations? Looking around at your team and your colleagues, do they? And who are the best to learn from – in tourism or elsewhere?
Are you leaning back now, thinking: “Easy now, I got this! I’ve been doing this for the past 5 – 10 – 15 – 20 years, so I’ve seen it all and I know what I need to know”? Then, good for you. That’s probably more or less the same kind of confidence the people at Blockbuster, Kodak, Nokia and the yellow cabs of NYC armed themselves with as they encountered the newcomers from Netflix, new digital cameras, Apple’s iPhone and Uber.
Shifting from marketing to management is more than a strategic claim or slight refocus of your budgets. You can choose to either lean back – and very soon, risk becoming a relic of the past – or you can lean into the opportunities as they come and stay relevant!
This is your personal invitation to ECM Spring Conference in Graz March 11 – 14th 2020. A conference, where you will not be leaning back, but get your hands dirty and your heads spinning. Where you can review the future-readiness of your own skills and those of your team and find inspiration to the journey to become a real DLO – a destination organization that leads the urban habitat through continuous learning.
We take a deep dive into transformational leadership as well as up- and re-skilling with industry frontrunners, lead destinations and ECM knowledge partners. We will talk about co-creation and involvement, idea generation, fundraising, advocacy, innovation facilitation, stakeholder management, community engagement, integrated urban planning and how to go from management to leadership.
This, and much more, will happen in Graz, Austria, famous not only for its pumpkinseed oil, but also for one of Europe’s oldest universities, Graz University founded 1585, its UNESCO world heritage city centre and for its green and forested setting in the valley of river Mur. Graz is Austria, but has a lot of Slovenia, some of Germany, doses of Hungary and a little of a lot of other places as well. Graz is distinctly Europe. As is ECM.
See you in Graz! Registrations will open soon.
Call for speakers
You have great opportunity to help set the agenda for ECM’s Spring Meeting 2020 on Destination Learning Organisation: Repurpose and reskill in Graz.
We are looking for excellent speakers, presenters, challengers, motivators, thinkers, leaders, experts, gurus, talents and DMO professionals with inspirational insights, passions, and learnings to share. We therefore invite all of you to come forward with any ideas and aspirations you might have for “master classes”, learning sessions, “speed labs” or sittings with similar labeling as soon as possible. You are also most welcome to suggest (sponsored?) world class speakers on the conference theme, or to suggest hosted sessions with client cases etc.
Please submit your proposals and leads to ECMs Meetings Facilitator, Peter Rømer Hansen email@example.com before September 9, 2019.
We reserve the rights to curate the program for a consistent and balanced experience with maximum and consistent value for the members.
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.
Join over 150 European cities, destinations and their partners, showcasing their tourism offering to over 100 city break product developers & buyers from international markets.
City Fair is a 3-day event organised by ETOA and ECM that includes a drinks reception, a conference and a full-day B2B workshop for product developers and contractors from global travel buyers that want to meet cities and destinations and source tourist product from all over Europe.
The 2020 programme includes:
- Welcome drinks reception on Sunday, June 7
- City Fair workshop on Monday, June 8
- Conference on Tuesday, June 9
Who is it for?
City tourist boards and suppliers (such as hotels and attractions)
European organisations such as:
- Tourist boards
- Tourist offices
- City Marketing Organisations
- And other tourism service providers
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.
What kind of buyers you could meet?
Product developers and contractors from:
- Tour Operators
- Other intermediaries
Why is City Fair beneficial for you?
- Take part in 3 events: Reception + Workshop + Conference
- A personalised agenda of one-to-one appointments in a highly efficient 1-day B2B workshop
- Discover what’s new in different European destinations
- Wide variety of well established companies, from budget through luxury
- Connect with business development managers and decision-makers
- Substantial cost and time savings on networking & exhibition fees
Special rates for ECM members, subscribe before March 15!