City Nation Place Americas

5th Annual Conference

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Re-thinking your place brand proposition for a more resilient future

The crises of 2020 have shone a light on underlying issues and challenges facing destination marketing and economic development organisations across the USA and Canada – challenges for their place economies, and challenges for their organisations in terms of structure, role, and funding. City Nation Place Americas will provide the opportunity to build your understanding of your own town, city, or region’s strengths amidst changing work, travel, and quality of life dynamics. Join your fellow place and place marketing leaders as we re-think place attractiveness and explore strategies for more resilient place economies.



City Nation Place Americas 2021 is planned as a virtual event – two half days to step aside from the daily pressures and think more constructively about the future. Our virtual event platform will ensure you have the opportunity to hear from and question our great speakers and panellists, join round table discussions, and benefit from online networking opportunities.

We are also keeping in mind the opportunity to add the opportunity to join other delegates face-to-face – with a plan to add physical event options if circumstances allow.

Two reasons why you should attend City Nation Place Americas 2021

  • The only event to bring together the leadership teams responsible for tourism, talent, and investment attraction, this conference provides the ideas and inspiration to improve collaboration between all your place’s stakeholders – with substantial savings on the delegate fee for groups of up to 10 delegates
  • The compact two x half day agenda will enable you to focus across place brand strategy, place marketing, and place making in one place – and where you can’t sit in more than one session at a time, you will be able to catch up with those you missed “on demand”!



I love your conference and I think it’s great work that you do to explore the convergence of key institutions. We live it, but seeing these efforts come together to grow the region’s economy… it has never been more important.

Rob DeCleene, EVP at South Bend Regional Chamber, & Executive Director at Visit South Bend Mishwaka

2020 Speakers

“The virtual City Nation Place Americas was a huge success for Hunden Partners. We were able to connect directly with nearly 100 attendees via small-group roundtables, a panel moderation and a Zoom-room set-up. It all worked well and we developed many new relationships as a result.”

Rob Hunden, CEO at Hunden Strategic Partners