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Awards 2018

The City Nation Place Awards benchmark and celebrate best practice in place branding and marketing. The Awards Jury recognise that a place brand needs to be understood and nurtured over time – these Awards provide the opportunity to review and share the most creative and effective approaches to the challenges facing place branding.

CNP Global 2018

Our speakers - place leaders, place brand strategists and place marketers - focused on the role of place branding in building economic and social resilience. They discussed how to direct and implement place brand strategy; how to leverage cultural heritage to build your place brand; and how to engage citizens, the private sector and all stakeholders to achieve place branding success. Book the 2018 date in your diary now: 7th & 8th November 2018, London.

Asia Pacific 2018

The first City Nation Plase Asia Pacific Conference took place in May 2017 and provided the opportunity for delegate to learn how to structure and implement place branding and marketing with a longer-term vision. Check out the Post-Event Report for more information on the conference and an incisive commentary on both developing and established placebranding stories in the Asia Pacific region. Watch this space to discover new developments for 2019.


At a time when destinations and places across the Americas are being challenged to re-think their approaches to attracting tourism, talent and investment, the second annual City Nation Place Americas conference provided the forum to identify the opportunities created by change, and to learn from the experience of others. We look forward to planning the third City Nation Place Americas conference in 2019 - keep an eye out here for updates on the upcoming event.

Latest Articles

Read the latest City Nation Place blog and interviews with place leaders from around the world

From Blockchain and crypto-currencies to retail banking, FinTech has exploded onto the global stage. Average global adoption now stands at 33%, up from 16% in 2015 and one-third of consumers utilise at least two or more FinTech services and are increasingly aware of it in their daily lives. (Ernst and Young FinTech Adoption Index)

The emergence of ‘FinTech hubs’ has mirrored this growth.

As controversy continues to rage in the United States over Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign, it turns the spotlight on the “values” of the brand.  Brands have always been about more than the logo or slogan: brand managers have always focused on brand values to create customer loyalty.  But in recent years companies have had to think more carefully about how the statements of CEOs around political issues will impact on customer perceptions, or on whether their communication strategies can add to their brand values by making statements about societal values.  So what about place brands?

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