City Nation Place provides a forum for cities, nations and places to collaborate and share best practice on place branding and place marketing strategies in order to generate sustainable tourism and economic development, build cohesive communities, and encourage global cooperation.

The first City Nation Place Global conference was launched in London in 2015 and is now an established, must-attend, annual event for engaged decision-makers from around the world who are actively involved in developing and implementing place brand strategy for their city, region, nation, or place.

The Americas conference launched in 2017, in partnership with Resonance Consultancy. This annual event now brings together the leadership teams of municipality, city and state marketing boards, DMOs, CVBs, and EDOs across the USA and Canada, who are keen to increase economic opportunities by taking a forward-thinking, collaborative approach with all stakeholders engaged in placemaking and place story-telling to attract talent, tourism, and investment.

City Nation Place has also organised events in Asia [Singapore], Latin America [Costa Rica] and in the UK for a specifically UK audience, and is actively engaged in the process of developing more opportunities around the world.

The GREAT place branding clinic at CNP UK
Two people reading delegate books
Claudia Dobles, First Lady of Costa Rica, speaks at CNP Latin America & Caribbean
Two delegates put a pin in the world map at CNP Global
Rodrigo Esponda speaks with Laura Nesteneau

In addition to our programme of conferences, City Nation Place provides year-round insight and information through research, “how to” advice, trends articles, and interviews with place leaders around the world. The annual City Nation Place Awards are now recognised as the benchmark for creative, effective place branding and place marketing and attract entries from around the world, providing a library of best-practice case studies for reference and inspiration.

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To share your place story and to find out how you can be involved with our events, please contact Clare Dewhirst, Director of City Nation Place.



"Once again, thanks for the wealth of resources! I’m continually inspired by the great work, friendliness and professionalism of CNP."

~ Suzanne Pergal, Project Manager, Town hall of Evry-CourcouronnesTown

"Fantastic professional handling of everything - from preparation, to hotel booking, to who attended, to IT running 100% smoothly. Just extremely well organised and extremely relevant content."

~ Kristine Schmidt, VP - Strategic Marketing, Capital of Children, Billund

"This will be the third time Travel Manitoba has attended CNP London. Travel Manitoba has been very active in developing Place Brands throughout the Province of Manitoba, to help communities, large and small, maximize on their tourism potential.CNP has proven very helpful in us learning more about branding, learning by example. It is important to have a conference that allows practitioners to share best practices to improve marketing and the experience for visitors worldwide."

Colin Ferguson, CEO, Travel Manitoba

“CNP is the place to get real insight into some of the major issues that destination branding marketers face these days. The talks and seminars were very informative and insightful, and triggered some great conversations.”

Shaun Loftman, Executive Creative Director, Landor CEEMEA

"The beauty of CNP is that it invites global places of different sizes and functions: from cities, to regions, provinces to nations even continents. All sharing each other’s marketing strategies, tactical executions and operational activities. This broad approach makes the conference very worthwhile."

Peter Kentie, Managing Director, Eindhoven365

"An amazing first experience. A lot of insights gained, and new connections made. I left feeling inspired, thank you!"

Claire Green, Manager, Marketing & Attraction, City of Burlington - Economic Development

Bloom Consulting and Vibe Israel speak at City Nation Place Global
A panel of place brand practitioners at City Nation Place UK
A delegate ask a question
Geerte Udo, amsterdam&partners, shares her experience at CNP Global
Landor have an arranged 1-2-1 meeting with a delegate.