Dieter Hardt-Stremayr: Keep on running An enthusiastic man with a wealth of experience in tourism and a huge supply of new ideas, Dieter Hardt-Stremayr took over the ECM presidency at the Annual Conference in Gothenburg. His motivation and integrity might seem unbelievable yet won’t be surprising for the people who have been lucky enough to get to know him personally. During his inaugural speech in Gothenburg, no doubt, everybody understood that if they want to keep up with this man, they’re going to have to put on their running shoes.