European Cities Marketing announces new members of Executive Committee and Board

At the General Assembly of European Cities Marketing held in Malmö on June 2018, Board Members and members of the Executive Committee were unanimously elected by ECM members.

ECM Board members (from left to right and top to bottom): Miguel Sanz (Madrid), Sam Johnston (Dublin), Goran Pavlović (Opatija), Marta Stawińska (Poznan), Barbara Jamison (London), Bettina Reventlow-Mourier (Copenhagen), Nicolas Lefebvre (Paris), Ignasi de Delàs (Barcelona), Pier Paolo Mariotti (Bolzano), Petra Stušek (Ljubljana), Dieter Hardt-Stremayr (Graz), Frans van der Avert (Amsterdam) and Erwin Van de Wiele (Ghent).

During European Cities Marketing International Conference & General Assembly in Malmö gathering more than 170 persons last week, Frans van der Avert (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) was elected ECM Vice-President dedicated to City Marketing for a duration of 3 years. Pier Paolo Mariotti (Bolzano, Italy) and Ignasi de Delàs (Barcelona, Spain) were also re-elected and confirmed ECM Vice-President dedicated to the Meetings Industry and Treasurer respectively.

The newly elected ECM board members are as follows: Sam Johnston (Dublin, Ireland), Miguel Sanz (Madrid, Spain) and Yvonne Coulin (Nuremberg, Germany).

Dieter Hardt-Stremayr (Graz, Austria) pursues his role as President of the association and Petra Stušek (Ljubljana, Slovenia) keeps her position of Vice-President dedicated to Leisure and Tourism.

Bettina Reventlow-Mourier (Copenhagen, Denmark), Erwin Van de Wiele (Ghent, Belgium), Barbara Jamison (London, UK), Goran Pavlović (Opatija, Croatia), Nicolas Lefebvre (Paris, France) and Marta Stawińska (Poznan, Poland) continue their mandates as ECM Board Members.

ECM President Dieter Hardt-Stremayr concluded: “I am delighted to work with all these wonderful and dedicated board members. The industry is going through deep changes, and I am also proud to count on an excellent line-up in our Board to keep going. Thanks to their willingness and diligence, we can keep on providing our members with the latest market intelligence, leading-edge developments and marketing best practice.”

Current ECM Executive Committee:

  • Dieter Hardt-Stremayr, President (Managing Director, Graz Tourist Office)
  • Petra Stušek, Vice-President Leisure & Tourism (CEO, Ljubljana Tourism)
  • Pier Paolo Mariotti, Vice-President Meetings Industry (Meeting Manager, EURAC Convention Centre Bolzano)
  • Frans van der Avert, Vice-President City Marketing (CEO, Amsterdam Marketing)
  • Ignasi de Delàs, Treasurer (Deputy General Manager, Turisme de Barcelona)

Board Members:

  • Bettina Reventlow-Mourier (Deputy Convention Director, Wonderful Copenhagen)
  • Sam Johnston (Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau)
  • Erwin Van de Wiele (CEO, Ghent Tourist Office)
  • Barbara Jamison (Head of Business Development – Europe, London & Partners)
  • Miguel Sanz (Tourism Director, Madrid Destino)
  • Yvonne Coulin (Manager, Nürnberg Tourismus)
  • Goran Pavlović (Head, Opatija Convention and Incentive Bureau)
  • Nicolas Lefebvre (CEO, Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris)
  • Marta Stawińska (Head of Tourist Products Promotion and Tourist Information, Poznań Tourism Organisation)




*European Cities Marketing is a non-profit organisation improving the competitiveness and performance of leading cities of Europe by providing a platform for convention, leisure and city marketing professionals to exchange knowledge, best practice and widen their network to build new business. European Cities Marketing is promoting and linking the interests of 110 members from more than 100 major cities in 38 countries.

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