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25 October 2018

ECM TIC Expert Meeting 2018, Lviv, Ukraine

Our TIC Expert Meeting offers a mix of incentive and exchange opportunities for all attendees. This is why the diversity of participants is of great importance to us. This event is for managers and TIC front office professionals coming from small and large cities and working for either public or private tourist information organisations –…

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13 June 2018

ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2018, Malmö,...

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.

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21 February 2018

ECM Spring Meeting 2018, Reykjavik, Iceland

European Cities Marketing will present a toploaded program for the ECM Spring meeting where Europe’s city marketers and tourism professionals meet industry thought leaders to debate and strategise the new normal in urban travel and tourism.

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Paris: 2024 and Olympic Competition

Paris is riding high both on its new convention centre and on hosting the 2024 Olympics. But when one huge event is in town at a major destination, does that cause other large meetings to, erm… bottle out? There’s evidence this is the case, but good reasons why it shouldn’t be. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Barcelona’s Future as Mobile World Congress Host Less Certain

The commitment of one of Barcelona’s biggest association meetings, Mobile World Congress, has become lukewarm amid ongoing political unrest after the Catalonian independence referendum. Last year MWC attracted 108,000 delegates to the city, generating €465 million for the local economy and more than 13,000 temporary jobs. From Association Meetings International…

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Sheffield’s Ambassador Programme Celebrates Ten Years

Sheffield’s conference ambassador programme has celebrated its 10th anniversary at the annual dinner given for advocates who bring larger business events into the city. The city’s conference market is estimated to be worth £113 million to the local economy and the ambassador programme itself has contributed close to £30 million over the last six years. From Association Meetings International…

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Spreading the Legacy: London Showcasing Diverse Neighbourhoods

To spread the benefits of business and leisure tourism across the city’s diverse neighbourhoods, London & Partners will be showcasing such localities in 2018 European hosted buyer trips. Attendees will discover the city around themes, like medical meetings or technology. Peckham, with its striking library, is to feature. Photo: C. G. P. Grey. From Meetpie.com…

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Gothenburg Tops Second Global Destination Sustainability Index

Gothenburg leads the world’s meetings destinations in sustainability performance, according to the second Global Destination Sustainability Index. The Swedish city also won the Index’s innovation award. Glasgow came fifth, but was also the most-improved over the past year. Cities with a sustainability strategy for meetings increased their performance by 25 percent in 2017. From Meetings & Conventions…

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12 February 2018

Spirit of Hospitality Celebration, Washington DC, USA

Join the Destinations International Foundation for a night of inspiration where leaders come together to celebrate the power of destinations and travel. Bringing together tourism industry leaders, the Spirit of Hospitality is a celebration of excellence and raises funds for the Destinations International Foundation to support education, research, advocacy and leadership development initiatives to empower destinations and…

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Brexit Threatens London Business Dominance, Says WTM Survey

As the US’s global image as a destination for business travel appears damaged under current politics, so does that of London thanks to Brexit. The Top 100 City Destination Ranking WTM London Edition, by Euromonitor International, claims the UK capital is now under pressure. Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, Stockholm, Dublin and Amsterdam may stand to gain. From Meetpie.com…

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Will Conferences Drop the US for Canada?

After three strikes at at travel ban, the call to end DACA, and a proposed wall on the US / Mexico border, how seriously has America’s global image as a welcoming destination been damaged? Recent research suggests it is tarnished, with one CEO also now claiming the US’s loss may be Canada’s gain. From PCMA…

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BESydney Appoints Seven New Ambassadors

Professors Nigel Lovell, Emma Johnston and Bill Ledger were among seven new ambassadors BESydney has just welcomed into its programme of business leaders and academics that advocate for bringing meetings and events to the New South Wales capital. Guest speaker at BESydney’s annual Ambassador Dinner was gender equality champion Elizabeth Broderick. From CIM News Magazine…

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