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Asia-Pacific 2018

Building on the expertise and knowledge gained through our Global and Americas conferences, this event will enable delegates to learn how to structure and implement place branding and marketing with a longer-term vision: how to engage all stakeholders, leverage your place’s assets and integrate communications to deliver more value.


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. 


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.


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

On 8th November 2017, the day before the main City Nation Place agenda, the City Nation Place Think Tank convened for the third year.

This year the theme of the Think Tank was “The difference between place branding and place marketing”. The Think Tank was organised in association with the International Place Branding Association, guided by esteemed academics and place branding experts Robert Govers and Martin Boisen and was sponsored by The New York Times.

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.

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