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Americas Conference

Richard Florida heads up an exceptional line up of place leaders and place brand experts from states and cities including Amsterdam, Asheville-Buncombe County, Birmingham, Alabama, Boston, Calgary, Cincinnati, Colorado, Detroit, Edmonton, Jamaica, LA, NYC, Portland, Salt Lake City, Toronto and Tulsa. 

Global Conference

Join 200 place leaders, place branding and marketing specialists, heads of tourism and FDI promotion from over 30 countries around the world at the leading annual global conference in London. 


The City Nation Place Awards benchmark and celebrate best practice in place branding and place marketing.

City Nation Place Asia Pacific

City Nation Place Asia Pacific will be a new event, designed to address the challenges and focus on the opportunities currently being faced by the 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.

Latest Articles

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

Although the services provided by the meetings industry often go unnoticed, they are a catalyst for economic growth. They have the power to influence how a city is shaped, including who lives there, who works there and who visits year-to-year. What’s more, conferences can determine what other industries flock to the region and ultimately whether long-term investment opportunities will succeed or fail.

logo Richard Florida PhD, Distinguished Fellow, NYUSPS Urban Lab, Clinical Research Professor,, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Richard Florida’s new book, The New Urban Crisis, explores the forces of inequality that are fraying the fibres of places from Seattle to South Beach, with urban real estate being gobbled up by the global wealthy while children of long-time locals are unable to get into the market. This is a new blueprint for cities who are victims of their own success, and just as pertinent as Rise of the Creative Class was more than a decade ago.

City Nation Place Survey 2017

The report provides an essential snapshot of the strategic and investment intentions of those responsible for developing and managing a competitive identity for cities, nations and regions around the world. 

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