The 28th ECM Summer School will be held this year Aug. 23-27 in Genoa and will provide a minimum of 50 new delegates with the foundation and knowledge to progress a rewarding career in the meetings industry.
Providing incisive insight into the structure and functioning of the meetings industry is the Summer School’s aim, which will bring delegates face to face with leading industry practitioners. With a focus on up-to-date and cutting-edge examples of European best practices, the program sets out the background and context of the industry. It is important for those just beginning in the sector who want to get completely current.
Both relevant and practical, course content is tailored to staff of convention bureaus, hotels, PCOs, DMCs, airlines, conference venues, congress centers, convention centers, exhibition centers and suppliers of ancillary and other products.
Consistently connecting students to a successful career in the meetings industry has been a consistent role of the ECM Summer School graduating over 1,500 students, many of whom have gone on to become future leaders.
“A unique opportunity for young professionals, just entering the meetings industry, to spend three days with some of the biggest names in our business in an “old-fashioned” school,” is ECM Summer School’s winning formula, which has been consistent despite new technology and hybrid meetings.
Experienced senior experts with a “tell it as it is” angle based on many years of hands-on experience make up the advisors. The faculty are all members/partners of ECM and give their time on a voluntary basis – a way of giving back to the meetings industry: Rémy Cregut, Montreux Music & Convention Centre; Nalan Emre, IMEX; Luca Favetta, SAP Marketing; Paul Flackett, IMEX; Elisabeth Hansa, Austria Center Vienna; Cécile Koch, MIM Magazine; Cain Leathem, GB Fitness; Christian Mutschlechner, Vienna Convention Bureau; Michel Neijmann, IAPCO; Miguel Neves, IMEX; Annalisa Ponchia, ESOT; Olivier Ponti, Amsterdam Marketing; Denis Speet, ICCA; Anne Wallin Rodven, Oslo Convention Bureau; Tina Walspurger, USI; and led by the course leader, Pier Paolo Mariotti, CMP, CMM.
The Summer School has now qualified for CMP certification and every student getting a Summer School diploma earns 7.5 points for their overall CMP certification.
ECM will organize a press conference introducing the 28th Summer School among other new topics on May 21 at IMEX in Frankfurt, room Symmetrie 3, Level 8.1, Hall 8.