Get to know better Eddie Friel OBE, ECM’s next keynote speaker Eddie Friel is a native of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. After nearly forty year experience as a city marketer, he has become a renowned presenter, writer, broadcaster and consultant. He is now an “expert in residence” at Niagara University and is really looking forward to seeing former friends and colleagues at the ECM Spring Meeting in Sofia. He will be “crossing the pond” next month to headline the ECM seminar whose theme is “Financing Europe’s City Tourist Offices and Convention Bureaux – Threats, Opportunities and Solutions”.