City Nation Place Americas

5th Annual Conference

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

City Nation Place breaks down the silos between tourism, economic development and city management in order to foster a dialogue on how we can work together to attract talent, tourism, and investment to our communities.

Missed out on City Nation Place Americas 2021? You can now purchase all of the sessions on demand for just US$99 - get all the learnings from the conference to watch at your own leisure!

Over two half days, our delegates heard how cities and regions across the USA and Canada are developing and implementing strategies to…

  • Re-build attractiveness and re-think downtowns through place-making
  • Maintain the momentum of attracting remote workers and top talent
  • Re-balance tourism development to benefit locals and visitors
  • Ensure more equitable development and a more diverse and inclusive tourism economy
  • Re-think and re-build conventions and business travel to contribute more effectively to the city’s vision for economic development
  • Make the data work harder – to guide policy and action
  • Restructure their organisations and their stakeholder relationships to adapt to new realities
  • Re-set KPIs to better measure the impact of their place brand and marketing

With a speaker line-up that included Mayor Steve Adler from the City of Austin, Mayor Knox White from the City of Greenville, both Brand USA and Destination Canada, and 17 CEOs of DMOs and EDOs, we were delighted to bring together delegates from across the USA & Canada to be inspired, to challenge their thinking, and to discover practical solutions that could be implemented in their own organisations.

We look forward to connecting with you again at City Nation Place Americas 2022!


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

2021 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

Media Partner