COMMUNITY HEROES SERIES #6 – Meet Claire Mertens!


The secret of any strong community?… people! Our ECM community is powered by members and partners working to not only stand stronger together, but also run faster and smarter alongside each other. As part of our series Power of Community, we put focus on our members – our community heroes, who contribute their valuable time, experiences and resources to power the community and through that provide value and inspiration to us all.

We celebrate our community heroes by zooming in on one of the core building blocks of our community – the ECM Knowledge Groups. It is through Knowledge Groups that we build collective insights, share experiences and inspire new ideas and solutions.

As one of ECM’s Knowledge Group, the Trend Room is also the newest group of the community. Get to know more about it with Claire Mertens, Destination Marketing Manager at Visit Antwerp and Chair of the Trend Rooml!

In this video, Claire will explain what this Knowledge Group is about, its goals and ambitions for the coming year and mention the two recent events powered by the group: the Trend Talks. She also talks about how the group works with trends and experts, the potential of collaboration with other Knowledge Groups, and much more!