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Scheduled for 24 -25 May 2018, City Nation Place Asia Pacific will address the challenges and focus on the opportunities for nations, regions and cities across the Asia Pacific region.  Bringing together ministerial teams for tourism, trade, investment and foreign relations with mayoral teams and city marketing boards, tourism and investment promotion organisations, the conference will provide a unique perspective on holistic place branding strategy, and on the collaborative approaches that will deliver the best solutions.


The second City Nation Place Americas conference is scheduled for 5 & 6 June 2018, in New York City.  Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2015, which brought together 200 delegates from state marketing boards, mayoral offices, destination marketing and economic development organisations across the USA, Canada and the wider Americas, this event will focus on how an integrated approach to place brand strategy and promotion can provide a greater impact. 


Over 170 delegates from 37 countries attended the City Nation Place Global conference in London.  Our speakers, place leaders, place brand strategists and place marketers, focused on the role of place branding in building economic and social resilience; how to direct and implement place brand strategy; how to leverage cultural heritage to build your place brand; engaging 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.


Earn recognition for your place branding and place marketing strategy: the City Nation Place Awards benchmark and celebrate best practice in citizen engagement, use of social media, place identity & design, communications strategy and place brand strategy.  VIEW THE 2017 WINNERS

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

The purpose of this series of blog posts is to share our collective experience (including working with each other) as practicing place brand consultants on developing and implementing place and destination brand strategies. Our purpose is to inform current practice and contribute to the debate among practitioners and academics about what might be effective and cutting edge practice in the field.

The New York Times is hosting the pre-conference Think Tank session at this year’s City Nation Place Global conference where our delegates will be considering the differences between place branding, and place marketing. We caught up with Nahim Mehenni, Director for Place Branding at The New York Times and Raquel Bubar, Director, T Brand Studio International to discuss the media owner’s interest in this topic, to find out what The NEW YORK TIMES team has learned from working with clients in the tourism and investment promotion sector and to provide some tips on how place brands can get the most out of a relationship with a media company…

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