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ECM Mentor Programme

The current raging of the COVID-19 virus across the globe has already had enormous consequences for the Meetings Industry. It poses however, a whole different challenge for newly-appointed professionals in our industry whether working in CVBs, hotels, venues, PCOs all over Europe. Indeed, they are currently missing out on being at these central platforms, which are…

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27 October 2021

ECM 8th TIC Expert Meeting 2021, Girona, Spain

European Cities Marketing, through its TIC Knowledge Group, organises every year an Expert Meeting for Tourist Information Centres managers and staff exclusively, whether they are ECM members or not. This event will provide you with a unique opportunity to meet and network with colleagues working in Tourist Information Centres all across Europe, to share knowledge and best…

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3 June 2021

ECM 10th City Cards Expert Meeting 2021, Genoa, Italy

This event is open to ECM members only, specifically to tourism professionals working on city cards schemes (Product Managers, Project Leaders, Marketing Managers) who are looking to improve, but also share, their knowledge with other participants. Our broad approach will include presentations and discussions on latest product developments, successful partnerships, innovating marketing strategies and much…

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17 March 2021

ECM International Conference & General Assembly 2021, Online

Save the date to attend our first online ECM International Conference & General Assembly. During this 3-day event, you will have the opportunity to attend live and breakout sessions, network with your colleagues from all over Europe and experience our interactive social programme. We hope to see you all, virtually of course, in March!

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Petra Stušek

President, European Cities Marketing

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Ms Petra Stušek is Managing Director of the Ljubljana Tourism and President of the Board at European Cities Marketing, a non-profit organization which aims at improving the competitiveness and performance of city tourism destinations in Europe, including the leading ones. Prior to this, she managed communications for the foreign and domestic public at Ljubljana Tourism,…

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Hong Kong to Expand Exhibition Space

The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association has welcomed the HKSAR Government’s recent recognition of the exhibition industry and also its commitment to expanding meeting space. A plan is now on the table to redevelop three Wan Chai North government towers and the Kong Wan Fire Station into new venues. From Exhibition World…

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Livercool Conference Uses SMART Testing

COVID-19 SMART tests (Systematic Meaningful Asymptomatic Repeated Testing) were successfully used at the Livercool Conference 2020 for the first time. After mass testing of 90,000 Liverpool residents in early November, Liverpool City Council partnered with venue ACC Liverpool and Downtown in Business on the approach. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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BestCities Global Forum Held as Hybrid

The 2020 Global Forum of Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has been held, mixing physical and digital elements to create a unique hybrid event for over 128 delegates around the world. The meeting saw the launching of BestCities Global Forum Madrid 2021, anticipated since its postponement this year. From Meetings International…

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Calgary’s BMO Centre Reaches Hall Milestone

The BMO Convention Centre has completed construction of new Exhibition Hall F, which will offer 100,000 square feet of exhibition space. The total venue expansion is to cost $500 million. Funded equally by federal, provincial and municipal government, the facility will upon completion be Western Canada’s largest convention centre. From Exhibition World…

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2 September 2021

BestCities Global Forum 2021, Madrid, Spain

The Global Forum is the ideal opportunity for decision-makers considering hosting an event in a BestCities’ destination, to meet all the partner cities and meeting planners in one stunning location. Participating associations will return home with a tangible tool to use in the formation of future strategies for their associations. The tool can after Global…

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