Events

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

#ECMReykjavik18

Looking back 10 years, the global marketplace and practice of urban travel has changed at break-neck speed through developments of digital and mobile innovation, global transaction technology, social media, sharing economy and many more disruptive factors. Most of them would have been outrageous projections in 2007. Imagining an augmented reality shopping experience using smart shopping glasses and iris authentication, facial recognition security check-ins at airports or Facebook AI technology to predict travel propensity can seem outrageous now in 2017, forecasting a future like this is probably much closer than you think.

The professional creed of DMOs is facing the biggest challenge and possibility for decades. Many have already recognized the need to disrupt the classic role and function of DMOs as the cities’ official marketing agency, emphasizing instead the need for the DMO to add the destination management function as a core task. Yet, more and more DMOs are looking beyond management to leadership, taking on a new mission of leading their destination towards urban innovation, facilitating change and expanding horizons towards new value creation for the city and the many stakeholders of the visitor economy.

With “Hack the City”, ECM is not endorsing cybercrime, but rather following in the footsteps of the best of Jedi knights, looking towards the dark side to leverage and learn from a mindset that ignites innovation and disruption. As described by Josh Linkner, putting motives aside, hacking is nothing more than an unorthodox problem-solving methodology. And DMOs today are facing big problems, demanding a change of mindset and tools to stimulate and facilitate urban development and innovation in the visitor economy.

In proud association with Visit Reykjavík and our Icelandic partners, we will showcase how DMOs all over Europe are morphing their business models, forming new partnerships out of the touristic marketing box and hacking innovative new solutions to the problems, we all face.

We invite you to Reykjavík – the best of places within our solar system to talk about the future. Smack in the middle of the old and new world with a lunar landscape unlike any other earthly place of incredible nature, dramatic Atlantic skies and great people! We invite you to explore a near future, where DMOs are the hackers too with the potential to drive the innovative change that will reshape the future of travel and urban space.

So, welcome to Reykjavík!

Apr
12
Thu
Content | Campus, Jersey
Apr 12 – Apr 13 all-day
Content | Campus, Jersey @ Jersey

ECM together with the Digital Tourism Think Tank would like to invite you to the third edition of the Content | Campus, which is happening on April 12-13 in Jersey!

Over the course of 2 days you will learn everything about content and the people behind it. A wide range of Content Leaders and Creators will be invited on stage to share their work with you and engage in discussion as they reveal the process behind it.

 

May
15
Tue
16th IMEX Policy Forum, Frankfurt @ Villa Kennedy
May 15 all-day
16th IMEX Policy Forum, Frankfurt @ Villa Kennedy  | Frankfurt | 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.

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 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
10
Sun
City Fair 2018, London @ Old Billingsgate
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day
City Fair 2018, London @ Old Billingsgate | London | United Kingdom

We are pleased to let you know that registrations are now open for City Fair 2018.

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 2018 programme includes:

  • Welcome drinks reception on Sunday 10th June
  • City Fair workshop on Monday 11th June
  • The Digital City Visitor Conference on Tuesday 12th June

Sign up now and save £300 with our special early bird offer!

 

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
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 !

 

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

The 14th TourMIS Users’ Workshop and International Seminar 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 organizations dealing with tourism. Participants are invited to register for both days or can choose to participate in just one event.

Registration will open later this year.

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

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

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