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


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





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.

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


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 ( with fairly precise outlines and leads. We would love to get your proposals during July! Thanks a lot for your help!

ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2019, Ljubljana @ Grand Hotel Union
Jun 5 – Jun 8 all-day