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.

Join us for City Nation Place Americas 2021 on our virtual event platform – which creates opportunities to hear from and ask questions of our speakers, join round table discussions, and network with your fellow delegates. The event will take place over two half days, enabling you to dedicate your time to the conference on each day and still have time to catch up with your day-to-day responsibilities. Take the opportunity to hear how other places across the USA and Canada are strategizing for the future and to gather the evidence and ideas to inform your own plans. Join as a team to ensure everyone learns together and to benefit from huge savings on each ticket price.



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

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