Welcome to a new ECM Webinar!
Here is what you can expect during this one-hour session:
- Introduction by Petra Stušek, ECM President
- Olivier Ponti, Vice President of Insights, ForwardKeys:
“2 steps forward and 3 steps back” is the feeling many have reported from this summer of opening up and closing back down. But how does reflect in people’s willingness to travel? Olivier Ponti, Vice President of Insights with ForwardKeys will give us an overview of a summer in the shadow of a global pandemic and help us understand what patterns of recovery that are already there today, which can perhaps help us prepare for #ANewTomorrow?
- Peter Rømer Hansen, co-founder, Group NAO
Budget cuts, furloughs, downsizing – the new 2020 funding survey of ECM members shows that European city DMOs are taking are hard hit on their funding, both from private and public sources. Peter Rømer Hansen, partner in Group NAO, will share these “fresh off the press” results, indicating a multidimensional financial crisis that may challenge the long-term task of rebuilding the tourism and visitor economy.
- Geerte Udo, CEO, amsterdam&partners
For years, Amsterdam has been a story of tourism success. First in terms of growth, later in adapting to a new paradigm, rethinking its approach and strategy to ensure a balanced visitor economy with happy locals and a thriving society. In April, the city launched the Doughnut vision as a response to the pandemic crisis and to guide recovery. Geerte Udo, CEO of Amsterdam & Partners will join us to share her perspective on the current situation and the future to come. How has Geerte and her organisation been navigating this challenging and changing landscape of the pandemic? And looking ahead, how does she see a future role for Amsterdam & Partners in the economic recovery of Amsterdam and how tourism fits into the “doughnut vision”?
This webinar is available for ECM members only.