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, improve the quality of life for citizens, and encourage global cooperation.

We share best practices and inspiration through our newsletters, podcast, articles, interviews, and research reports.

We bring place brand and marketing leaders together through our Advisory Group and associated topic-focused working groups.

We connect place brand and marketing teams with experts, providing opportunities for solutions providers in the place brand strategy and place marketing space to grow their business through online and event partnerships.

We celebrate best practice through our annual Awards, 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.

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

We bring place brand and marketing teams together through our conferences…

City Nation Place Global, taking place every November in London for engaged decision-makers from around the world who are actively involved in developing and implementing place brand brand strategy for their city, region, nation or place.

City Nation Place Americas, taking place in May/June in the US or Canada, for the leadership teams of municipality, city, and state marketing boards, DMOs, CVBs, and EDCs across North America .

City Nation Place UK, taking place this September in Sheffield for local authorities, destination marketing and management organisations, business improvement districts, and economic development teams for towns, cities, and regions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 

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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.