City Nation Place Americas

Bringing together place leaders from across the USA and Canada to join the dots between economic development, tourism, and quality of life for their communities.

The 8th annual City Nation Place Americas conference will take place at the C Baldwin Hotel in Houston on May 14th & 15th.  We look forward to sharing an engaging and compelling event program, including the leadership teams of DMOs and EDCs discussing their strategic approaches; place brand and marketing experts sharing the latest thinking and tools; high-level networking and peer-to-peer discussion; and place shaping tours providing insight on the developing space economy and cultural attractiveness that make Houston such an exciting host city.

2023 Speakers

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In my 11 years at Destination Cleveland, the City Nation Place conference has been the one gathering that has always made me feel seen year after year. I work every day at the intersection of our residents, hospitality community, economic development ecosystem, and public sector. Your agendas never disappoint - - always delivering exactly what my team (and organization) need to take our community to the next level as a destination product.

Hannah Belsito, Chief Experience Officer, Destination Cleveland

Oftentimes the organizations supporting a community through destination marketing/place branding, economic development, and community development have remained in conference silos. As a result, the opportunity for cross-sector serendipity is limited. To combat this, City Nation Place is creating an environment for new collaborations and blurring the defined roles of organizations to inspire new initiatives through peer sharing.

Rich Overmoyer, Fourth Economy