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European Cities Marketing announced new President

June 8, 2017
European Cities Marketing announced new President, Executive Committee and Board Members reflecting on strategic focus on City Marketing
ECM General Assembly last week saw the implementation of ECM Strategy 2017-2020 first steps, with the creation of an additional Vice-President position dedicated to City Marketing.
 
During ECM International Conference in Dubrovnik gathering 200 persons last week, Dieter Hardt-Stremayr (Graz, Austria) was elected the Association’s President for a duration of 2 years. The General Assembly also appointed Petra Stusek (Ljubljana, Slovenia) as Vice-President dedicated to Leisure & Tourism and Eduard Pieter Oud (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) as Vice-President dedicated to City Marketing.
 
The newly elected board members are as follows: Ignasi de Delàs (Barcelona, Spain), Bettina Reventlow-Mourier (Copenhagen, Denmark), Barbara Jamison (London, United Kingdom), Nicolas Lefebvre (Paris, France) and Marta Stawińska (Poznań, Poland).
Bettina Bunge (Dresden, Germany) pursues her role as Vice-President dedicated to the Meetings Industry and Philippe Vignon (Geneva, Switzerland) carries on with his role as Treasurer. Pier Paolo Mariotti (Bolzano, Italy), Erwin Van de Wiele (Ghent, Belgium) and Goran Pavlović (Opatija, Croatia) continue their mandates as ECM Board Members.
It’s a real honour for me to have been elected ECM President once again. It really shows the trust that ECM members have in me. But this responsibility is also a challenge considering the difficult times and the transformations that DMOs are facing. But I am convinced that our strategic approach focusing on city marketing and the balance between residents, business travellers and visitors will help our destinations in their holistic position to stand still. I am really thrilled to take part in this adventure.” said freshly elected ECM President, Dieter Hardt-Stremayr.
Current ECM Executive Committee:
Dieter Hardt-Stremayr, President (Managing Director, Graz Tourist Office)
Petra Stusek, Vice-President Leisure & Tourism (CEO, Ljubljana Tourism)
Bettina Bunge, Vice-President Meetings Industry (Managing Director, Dresden Marketing)
Eduard Pieter Oud, Vice-President City Marketing (COO, Amsterdam Marketing)
Philippe Vignon, Treasurer (General Manager, Genève Tourisme & Congrès)
Board Members:
Ignasi de Delàs, (Deputy General Manager, Turisme de Barcelona)
Pier Paolo Mariotti (Meeting Manager, EURAC Convention Centre Bolzano)
Bettina Reventlow-Mourier (Deputy Convention Director, Wonderful Copenhagen)
Erwin Van de Wiele (CEO, Ghent Tourist Office)
Barbara Jamison (Head of Business Development – Europe, London & Partners)
Goran Pavlović (Head, Opatija Convention and Incentive Bureau)
Nicolas Lefebvre (CEO, Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris)
Marta Stawińska (Senior Project Manager – Tourism Development, Poznań Tourism Organisation)
 
European Cities Marketing
 
#CityMarketing #ECM #EuropeanCitiesMarketing #DestinationMarketing #Tourism #MICEnews #MICEmedia
 
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ITB Berlin 2014: Travel Technology Hallen bereits ausgebucht

January 17, 2014

ITB Berlin
5. bis 9. März 2014

PRESSE-INFORMATION

ITB Berlin 2014:
Travel Technology Hallen bereits ausgebucht

Über 30 neue Aussteller im Segment Travel Technology – Erstmals Guided Tours durch die Travel Technology Hallen – eTravel World mit Diskussionen und Workshops zu aktuellen Entwicklungen in Social Media und Mobile

Berlin, 17. Januar 2014 – Travel Technology zählt auch in diesem Jahr zu den Boom-Segmenten auf der ITB Berlin. Mit rund 170 Travel Technology Ausstellern sind die Hallen 5.1, 6.1, 8.1 und 10.1 bereits jetzt ausgebucht. 30 neue Aussteller werden erstmals auf der weltweit führenden Reisemesse präsent sein; zu ihnen zählen unter anderem IATI, Nor1 Inc, Accelya, Gate7 Reservation Systems, Abreu Online, Roomize und Vioma. Die „klassischen“ Travel Technology Aussteller, die mehr als zehn Jahre in Halle 6.1 zu finden waren, sind nun mehrheitlich in Halle 5.1 untergebracht. Die eTravel World, die dieses Jahr erstmals in Halle 6.1 zu finden ist, wartet mit Seminaren und Workshops zu Big Data, Social Media, und mobilen Trends auf.

Fachbesucher und Journalisten, die die Welt der Travel Technology erkunden möchten, erhalten dieses Jahr erstmals fachkundige Unterstützung. In 60- und 90-minütigen Touren führen Experten vom Unternehmen Tourismuszukunft -Institut für eTourismus durch die Travel Technology-Hallen. Die Beratungsdienstleister für die Nutzung elektronischer Medien im Tourismus haben die Touren gemeinsam mit der ITB Berlin konzipiert und setzen thematische Schwerpunkte für Reisebüros, Reiseveranstalter, Destinationen und Hotellerie sowie zum Thema Mobile.

Die Teilnahme an den geführten Touren, die am 5. und 7. März stattfinden, ist für Fachbesucher und Journalisten nach Voranmeldung kostenlos. Anmelden können sich Interessierte ab Anfang Februar auf der Website der ITB Berlin.

Für David Ruetz, Leiter ITB Berlin, zählt Travel Technology zu den wichtigsten Segmenten auf der Messe: „Travel Technology gehört heutzutage in den verschiedensten Formen zu fast jeder Reise dazu – sei es die Suche nach dem Traumurlaub in einer Reise-App oder die Buchung eines Hotelzimmers über ein GDS-System im Reisebüro. Jedes Jahr überraschen die Aussteller die Fach- und Privatbesucher mit neuen Entwicklungen, von denen nicht nur die Reisebranche profitiert, sondern die auch Urlaubern ein angenehmeres Reiseerlebnis verschaffen. Die ITB Berlin hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren einen Namen als Innovations-Plattform für dieses Segment gemacht und bringt Anbieter und Nutzer zusammen.“

Durch den neuen Standort der eTravel World in Halle 6.1 vernetzt sich die beliebte Veranstaltung für online-affine Besucher noch stärker mit dem Travel Technology Segment der ITB Berlin. Programmschwerpunkte in diesem Jahr sind neben Social Media Monitoring, Big Data, Total Trip Planning und den neuesten Apps auch die Weiterentwicklung von Aspekten der Gamification. Wie die Zusammenarbeit mit internationalen Bloggern im Rahmen einer weltweiten Social Media-Kampagne aussehen kann, erklärt Catharina Fischer, Referentin Social Media/Unternehmenskommunikation Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus, im eTravel Lab am 5. März 2014 von 13.30 bis 14.30 Uhr. Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der mobilen Kommunikation werden bei zwei Vorträgen in der eTravel World behandelt. Jörg Goronzy, Chief Sales Officer, Secusmart, spricht über „Abhörsichere mobile Kommunikation – Ein Muss auf Geschäftsreisen“. „Mobile Trends und ihr Einfluss auf das Reisen“ beleuchtet Nathan Clapton, Vice President, Mobile Partnerships TripAdvisor. Das Programm der eTravel World ist ab jetzt unter http://www.itb-kongress.de zu finden.

Über die ITB Berlin und den ITB Berlin Kongress
Die ITB Berlin 2014 findet von Mittwoch bis Sonntag, 5. bis 9. März, statt. Von Mittwoch bis Freitag ist die ITB Berlin für Fachbesucher geöffnet. Parallel zur Messe läuft der ITB Berlin Kongress von Mittwoch bis Samstag, 5. bis 8. März 2014. Er ist weltweit der größte Fachkongress der Branche. Mehr Informationen sind zu finden unter http://www.itb-kongress.de. Die ITB Berlin ist die führende Messe der weltweiten Reiseindustrie. 2013 stellten 10.086 Aussteller aus 188 Ländern ihre Produkte und Dienstleistungen rund 170.000 Besuchern, darunter 110.000 Fachbesuchern vor.

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New education formats and topics set to drive value at IMEX 2013

March 28, 2013

New education formats and topics set to drive value at IMEX 2013

NEWS RELEASE – March 2013
New education formats and topics set to drive value at IMEX 2013

– Education programme news; hot topics and speakers

– New: Networking Hub

– New: Research Pod

– New: Exclusively Corporate @IMEX Programme

– New: German education partnership plus Compliance Clinic

– Education highlights – by day

Eight education tracks which include ‘industry trends’, ‘personal development’ and ‘sustainability’ define IMEX in Frankfurt’s free professional development and education programme for 2013. Over 100 one-hour seminars, interactive workshops and informal ‘campfires’ (small group learnings which happen ‘in the round’ on the show floor) are scheduled for the award-winning trade show, starting Tuesday 21st May at 8.45hrs.

Based on current hot topics, some of the most popular sessions are set to include: “How to keep the lawyers out – Contract Management” by IAPCO and PCMA; a Strategic Meetings Management co-creation workshop led by Peggy Hemphill of Your Corporate Source and Betsy Bondurant of Bondurant Consulting; “How Bar Camps and Hybrid Events can enrich Meetings” by Brita Moosmann of Yieldforprofit and Wolf-Thomas Karl, Partner, Karl & Karl; “How to create a social media strategy” by Christine Fuchs and Gerrit Heijkoop of Casehunters and “You’re Hired! Powerful Interview Techniques to Get the Job,” by Avinash Chandarana, Global Learning and Development Director, MCI.

Shorter education sessions and campfires at IMEX take place on the Inspiration Centre, Sustainability Hub, Tech Tap or the new Networking Hub (which includes wellbeing advice) on the show floor. Longer seminars all take place outside core business hours and occur in dedicated rooms in Halls 8 or 9 of Messe Frankfurt.

New German education partnerships
A new shape to the German language education programme, which is delivered by founding partners the German Convention Bureau (GCB), sees speaker bureau, Speakers Excellence, providing the majority of German presenters. The German education content will be based on a different theme each day, with ‘compliance’ the key topic for Tuesday, ‘social media’ on Wednesday and ‘personal development’ on Thursday. As a part of the new programme, a German keynote session will take place each morning at 9.00hrs on the topic of the day. In addition, with the issue of compliance currently dominating the German meetings and events industry, IMEX will also be running a new Compliance Clinic in co-operation with Veranstaltungsplaner.de.

Two important and targeted education and networking events also take place the day before IMEX opens. The show’s hallmark Association Day, which provides tailored education and networking for association executives, is on Monday 20th May and runs concurrently with the new Exclusively Corporate @IMEX, which is a two-track private event for corporate executives and corporate meeting planners.

Says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group: “The quality and variety of our education programme has become more and more important to the wider business value provided by IMEX and, for that reason, each year we devote a lot of resources to getting the mix and the content right. With the help and contribution of many excellent industry partners and experts we are proud to present a well-structured, appealing and also comprehensive programme which covers those subject areas that matter most for business success in 2013 and beyond.”

New education initiatives
• This year IMEX devotes an area of its show floor Inspiration Centre to a new Research Pod where in-depth discussions about industry research will take place twice daily.

• 45 minute education ‘bites’ aimed specifically at exhibitors – called ‘Lightening Learning Labs’ – will include “Compliance and Security for the Hospitality Industry” and, due to its relevance and popularity, a session carried over from IMEX America: “A View from Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies” presented by Karyl Leigh Barnes, Senior VP/Partner and Daniella Middleton, Director at Development Counsellors International.

• Responding to desire from buyers for enhanced networking opportunities, a new Networking Hub will offer a selection of networking and wellbeing events, such as “Qi Gong Energizers” at 10.00hrs, a networking “Healthy Breakfast Blitz” at 10.45hrs, 30-minute daily “Grab and Go” networking sessions at 14.30hrs and, rounding off each day “The Power of Meditation” campfires at 16.00hrs.

New shape to German education programme
Among Tuesday’s German compliance sessions will be “Compliance as an opportunity – The vision of an agency versus the reality of an auditor,” which will be a staged dialogue between Walter Schlegel, TÜV Cert Compliance Auditor and Dominik Deubner, owner of DOMSET Live-Kommunikation. Wednesday’s social media sessions will include business expert, Tim Cole, presenting on “Medium-sized enterprises 2020 – How to react successfully to the challenges of digitalisation and networking”. Come Thursday’s Personal Development day, well-known nutrition and exercise motivator, Patric Heizmann is bound to pull in a large crowd with “Easier than you think – The fit and healthy event.”

Tuesday May 21st
Amongst the education sessions currently planned for day one of the show, are “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, a sustainability motivation session by Amy Spatrisano of MeetGreen®; “Evaluating Meeting Technologies” by Ken Clayton, Director of RefTech; “Events are the new rock ‘n roll – The Amazing Transformational Power of Music” by Andy Sharpe of Song Division; “25 Strategies for Leadership Success – Regardless of Sex” by Susan Sarfati, CEO, High Performance Strategies and Liz Jackson, President, Jackson Consulting Inc and “Engaging Agents with Improved Incentive Practices” by Tom Wilson, Vice President and Financial Services Sector Lead at Maritz Travel.

Wednesday May 22nd
Wednesday morning education kicks off at 8.45hrs with an ASAE session, “Trends, Issues, and New Competencies: Implications for Today’s Meetings Professionals” by Claire Smith, CMP, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre. Later in the day comes Lindsey Rosenthal, Chief Strategist at Events For Good’s “Curating and creating bite-size content”; “From Cost to Investment – Monetising Mobile Apps” by Thorben Grosser, European Business Development Manager for EventMobi; “Aviation in the MICE Business – Facts, Figures and Trends” by Paul Walker, Business Development Director at Air Partner plc, and, a Lightning Learning Lab – “Sell, Sell, Sell, Tips for Trade Show Success” with Jonathan Cohen, Director, Azimuth Marketing Communications.

Thursday May 23rd
Education continues until 14.30hrs on the final day of IMEX and includes “A Great Deal – Using Negotiation to get Results” by trainer, Maxine Rie; “How to market your event for maximum results” with Kerrin MacPhie, Director of Sales at ACC Liverpool and a Sustainable Events Summit case study by Charlie Banks, Business Development Manager at Positive Impact.

IMEX in Frankfurt is well-known for the scope and diversity of its education programme, which is one of three core activities that drive the show’s value every year; the other two being business appointments and networking opportunities. All IMEX education is provided free of charge as part of the organisers’ commitment to helping the international meetings, events and incentive travel industry develop and grow. Many of the industry’s leading trade associations also use IMEX to share latest insight with their members, as well as providing informed education for all visitors.

Using the IMEX App allows visitors to save and view their personal list of events and seminars while also being able to check what’s coming up in the next hour. A ‘notes’ facility also give app users the chance to take notes during seminars and then email them back to themselves or share them with absent colleagues.

For registration information, see www.imex-frankfurt.com/register.php

AIBTM SIGNS UP NEW EXHIBITORS AND HOTEL PARTNERS FOR LAUNCH IN CHICAGO

November 21, 2012

AIBTM SIGNS UP NEW EXHIBITORS AND HOTEL PARTNERS FOR LAUNCH IN CHICAGO

Following AIBTM’s announcement that the show will relocate to Chicago in 2013, the Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (www.aibtm.com) has received unprecedented levels of interest, with a significant number of new and returning exhibitors signing up early to secure their place at the show.

New exhibitors to the show this year include: Experience Grand Rapids, Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orient-Express, Visit Anchorage, United Airlines, Travizon, Dayton/Montgomery County CVB, Snowmass Tourism, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, Bloomington MN CVB and Sonesta Collection.

“AIBTM is an important show for Sonesta Hotels to reach national meeting planners as we continue to expand our presence in the U.S. market,” said Carol Bullock, Vice President of Sales for Sonesta. She continued, “the format of the show aligns with our desire to maximize our visibility and exposure and many planners have shared with us that this is a marketplace where business will get done.”

Michael Lyons, Reed Travel Exhibitions, AIBTM’s recently appointed Exhibition Director commented, “I am delighted to have joined the team at such an exciting time for the show. Chicago is one of the world’s top destinations for meetings, incentives, conventions, and events and we are pleased to be bringing together over 3,500 meetings industry professionals from across the globe for three days of intensive business, world class educational sessions and numerous opportunities for networking”.

AIBTM has also partnered with a number of hotels in the city including Hilton Palmer House, InterContinental Chicago, Renaissance Blackstone, W Chicago – Lakeshore, Hyatt Regency Chicago and Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. These partnering hotels will provide 4/5 star accommodation for over 1,000 meetings industry professionals who are expected to attend as part of the 2013 Hosted Buyer Program.

AIBTM 2013 will take place at McCormick Place, Chicago from June 11th through June 13th, 2013 and will be hosted by Choose Chicago. Companies interested in exhibiting at AIBTM 2013 should contact Nancy Walker, Sales Director for AIBTM. Please email nwalker@reedexpo.com or call 203 840 5862.

Final program announced for IMEX America’s 2012 Association Focus

September 24, 2012

Final program announced for IMEX America’s 2012 Association Focus

Conference within a conference’ promises to put association planners ahead of the rest with new market-leading professional development education.
With a full day of professional development lined-up plus business leadership expert and author, Mark Sanborn, confirmed as keynote speaker, IMEX America’s Association Focus event will make a high-powered start to the award-winning Las Vegas trade show this October.

The ‘conference within a conference’, sponsored by host venue The Venetian®|The Palazzo® and Sands Meetings, will take place as part of IMEX America’s ‘Smart Monday – Powered by MPI’ – on Monday Oct. O8 – the day before the three-day trade show gets underway. This event is unique in being exclusive to association planners only. Keynote speaker, Mark Sanborn, is a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, a society comprising 20 of the top speakers in the world today. Aside from the quality of the free Association Focus event, Sanborn’s presence is already proving a strong attraction.

This year organizers, the IMEX Group, have worked with ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, ICCA and PCMA to provide an extensive learning program for association executives keen to improve their professional skills and knowledge. The new education program is provided free of charge and has been designed with tracks tailored to suit different levels of seniority and career development including a choice of ‘executive’, ‘global’ and ‘meetings’ track sessions throughout the day, each with content devised and delivered by one of the three partner associations.

Senior panels
For meeting planners looking to place association business internationally, the global track will offer ICCA-led sessions on “Entering new markets” and “Planning Global Meetings with a Focus on Asia.” At the executive-level, ASAE will run a three-hour deep-dive on “Managing Through Change”. The senior panel will comprise Robin Lokerman, CEO-Institutional Division, MCI Group; Peter O’Neil, CAE, Executive Director, American Industrial Hygiene Association; Patrizia Semprebene Buongiorno, Vice President, AIM Group International and Robert Waller, CAE, President, Association Headquarters, Inc and will be moderated by Brian Riggs, Vice President, Association Headquarters Inc.

Within the meetings track, PCMA have devised two 1.5 hour afternoon sessions – “The science and fun of creating effective learning”, which will be led by Kathleen Edwards, CAE and President of The Learning Evangelist and “Meetings Go Mobile” with Bob Vaez of EventMobi. ASAE’s afternoon sessions include a “Sustainability Safari” with a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at how the Venetian® manages its sustainability program to support green meetings and events. There will also be a session by Tammy Blosil, Vice President, Online Learning for ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership on “The Strategic Impact of Digital Events on Meetings.”

Expert-led round tables
Later in the afternoon Association Focus will offer delegates a choice of over 20 different round-table discussions across all three tracks.

Come 7pm all Association Focus buyers have the chance to attend the Association Evening reception sponsored by Sands Meetings to meet and network with exhibitors and association partners.

As Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group explains: “Following our debut event we took on board a lot of feedback from the US market – Association Focus is just one of the building blocks of IMEX America that has been redeveloped since last year to improve and enhance the show. We are really excited to be welcoming around 200 association executives to Las Vegas for this event come October 08 and are especially grateful to our sponsors – The Venetian®| The Palazzo® and Sands Meetings for making this possible.”

Registration for the IMEX America Association Focus on Smart Monday Oct.08 is now open. Participants are invited to attend either as part of the show’s hosted buyer program (subject to qualifying criteria) or as a buyer attendee.
http://www.imexamerica.com/associationfocus.html#HowToAttend

About IMEX America
IMEX America is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events and is already the largest trade show for the industry in the USA. The second edition will take place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, (which is connected to the show’s Headquarters Hotel, The Venetian®|The Palazzo®), Oct 9 – 11, 2012.

The show’s strategic partner and premier educational provider is MPI, who power “Smart Monday” – Oct. 08 – a full day of education on the day prior to the tradeshow. Smart Monday also includes a range of high level education delivered by other partners and associations; including Association Focus – a conference within a conference for association meeting planners – delivered by ASAE, ICCA and PCMA.

IMEX also has an exclusive partnership with the US Travel Association and is endorsed by DMAI and Site, has an Industry Partnership with PCMA and is an ICCA Business Partner. Other supporting associations include: ACTE Global, ADME, AIPC, AMCI, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, Association Forum of Chicagoland, CIC, CSAE, ECM, FICP, GMIC, IACC, IAEE, IAPCO, ISES, JMIC, PATA, SKAL, Spin. A list of industry and media partners can be found here.

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