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!

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.