Cities drive international tourism. In Europe, the leading association is European Cities Marketing. The power of its 120+ members cities represents in 39 countries enables the association to constantly strive for excellence, providing a crucial platforms for convention, leisure and city marketing professionals to exchange know-how, market intelligence, best practices and benchmark within a member peer group.

European Cities Marketing is a non-profit organisation which exists to improve the competitiveness and performance of the leading cities of Europe. ECM provides a platform for convention, leisure and city marketing professionals to exchange knowledge, best practice and widen their network to build new business.

Turin, August 22-26, 2020 

  • Where: AC Hotels by Marriott, Via Bisalta, 11, 10126 Torino TO, Italy
  • Cost: from 1 300 €
  • Contact: Julie Clerc | +33 380 56 02 04 | julie@europeancitiesmarketing.com



The ECM Summer School provides great insights into the structure and functioning of the Meetings Industry. Our programme, filled with up-to-date and cutting edge examples of European best practice, lays out a comprehensive framework for you to build your expertise in one of the tourism industry’s most lucrative sector. It is perfect for those just starting out in the Meetings Industry who want to get up to speed quickly and for those who are exploring its potential as a commercial and economic development tool. 


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  • 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 and the world
  • Get tools to acquire clients in the Meetings Industry

ECM is a CMP Preferred Provider. This program identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meets the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.EventsCouncil.org.  


I learned a great deal about the MICE-sector and have now better insights on how to prepare for bids and RFP's. I had the opportunity to ask questions to experienced faculty and to peers. Discussing dilemma's and difficulties that we encounter during our daily job, sharing ideas and solutions. And most of all it was an amazing and valuable networking experience!”
Sophie Fransen, Project Assistant, Event Masters (Belgium)

I thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity. It gave me insight into best-practices shared amongst my European colleagues, allowed for the opportunity of networking and for the ability to put together the puzzle pieces being new to the industry. It was an excellent platform to learn about challenges faced (some which are not unique to our country), and to create contacts and share 'our stories'. All part of the vision to #meet #share #grow. This experience was life impacting for someone like me coming from the Behavioural Sciences background. I now believe that the I have a bigger role to play by influencing the mindsets of people toward creating more awareness and inevitably increasing sales in the business events industry.
Veruschka Rugbeer, Sales Officer, South African Tourism

ECM Summer School is a one in a lifetime opportunity - not only to widen your knowledge but also to meet so many great people from the meetings industry all around the world. Everyone should take their chance and attend the next Summer School - you won't regret it!”
Rahel Bätschmann, Project Manager Convention Bureau, Zürich Tourism.

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