City Nation Place Global

City Nation Place Global is the annual meeting place for senior executives responsible for building, developing and communicating place brands around the world. Whether you are responsible for driving the national brand, your city or region’s brand, or more specifically for strategies to attract talent, tourism, trade and investment, this event will provide you with the opportunity to learn, to be inspired and to extend your professional network of senior place branding professionals.

The City Nation Place Global Agenda will cover the most topical challenges for place marketers. 

How to ENGAGE citizens, the private sector and all key stakeholders in your place brands.  SEE PREVIEW 

How to integrate digital processes and communications to every element of your place brand strategy. SEE PREVIEW 



  • Learn from over 35 place branding practitioners
  • Hear case studies and benefit from the at-the-coalface experience of speakers from over 20 cities, regions and nations around the world
  • Benefit from the opportunity to join sessions focusing in on specific issues relevant to your primarily objectives – whether that be attracting investment, attracting tourism, driving place development or developing communication strategies
  • Network with 150+ delegates from over 30 countries – build your connections and find out how other places are managing the inherent challenges of place branding

Join us in London for an agenda packed with fresh and inspiring insights from place leaders around the globe.


The 2017 conference programme

Wednesday 8 November

Wednesday 8 November


City Nation Place Global Think Tank: MARKETING VS BRANDING
Led by Robert Govers & Martin Boisen of the International Place Brand Association. Attendance limited to 50 delegates.

Hosted by The New York Times
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Welcome Drinks Reception: Launch of the World’s Best Cities Report.

Hosted by Resonance Consulting.
For all delegates on the eve of the conference.

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Thursday 9 November:

City Nation Place Conference
A full day conference, from breakfast briefings to evening networking reception.

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2017 Finalists Announced
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Conference 2016

Who Attended

Delegates from 34+ countries attended.

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