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Awards 2018

The City Nation Place Awards are designed to benchmark and celebrate best practice in place branding strategy.  The Awards recognise that building and implementing a place brand strategy is a long-term process: our categories are designed to celebrate the work that has been done over the past year, whether through design, communications, or social media or in planning and structuring your integrated approach. 

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

logo Carolina Arriagada Peters Managing Director, Cities & Collaboration

Investment promotion agencies and economic development teams are increasingly adept at attracting international companies and growing their locations. We see sector specific segmentation and an understanding that “liveability” and the values behind your place brand are as important as tax incentives. However, relatively few locations have developed the policies, processes and mindsets necessary to help the businesses they have worked so hard to attract actually thrive. This blog discusses the basic principles of Aftercare, and, with a couple of examples, shows the value Aftercare can deliver.

City Nation Place Asia Pacific Post-Event Report 2018

On May 17th, City Nation Place gathered delegates from across the Asian and Pacific regions to discuss the challenges facing place branding and place marketing in the region. The delegates represented a wide range of organisations, all at different stages of developing a place branding strategy; this report captures the in-depth discussions and debates that arose over the course of the conference. 

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