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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

Some of the scariest words in economic development are, “it’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.” It’s a trope because it’s a sentiment people express every day. It speaks to the reputation of a place in general, and to aspects of that perception specifically. Cities and nations are places where people live, visit and work.

Amazon’s search for a second North American headquarters city has made economic development a headline-grabbing topic. So it’s important to ask: What drives the reputation of a place?

Bleisure travel, whereby business travellers extend their work trips for leisure purposes, is a fast-growing worldwide phenomenon.

According to a recent study by CNBC, over three quarters (77 per cent) of international business travellers have taken a “Bleisure” trip in the last 12 months, with the typical stay lasting an extra three to four days.

Cities the world over are planning furiously for their futures. But what does the future hold for travelers who visit them? How will they get there? Where do they stay when they do? What will they explore? How will they capture and share memories of their encounters? National Geographic Travel knows that tourism is booming, but in an increasingly globalized world, how do the destinations we love manage environmental impacts from legions of new fans?

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