City Nation Place Americas

City Nation Place Americas is the forum for place making, place marketing and place branding across the USA, Canada and the Americas. The 2018 program will incorporate place making tours in New York City, a full one and half days of conference sessions with a mix of round-table discussions, case study presentations and interactive debates. Join the conference to hear how other place leaders are implementing policies and strategies that drive competitive identity to attract talent, tourism, and investment.

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Who attended in 2017?

Altoona Blair County Development Corporation
Amsterdam Marketing
Arlington Economic Development
Aruba Tourism Authorit
Baton Rouge Area Chamber
BAV Consulting/Y&R
Birmingham Business Alliance
City of Birmingham, Alabama
Bloomberg Associates
Boston Innovation District / Seaport
Brand USA
Butler County Visitors Bureau
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
China National Tourist Office
City of Dublin
City of El Paso
City of New Albany, Ohio
City of Noblesville
City of Philadelphian - Commerce Dept.
City of Scottsdale
City of Westminster
Colorado Tourism
Columbus 2020
Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency
Dart Real Estate
Delaware County (OH) Board of Commissioners
Destination Cleveland
Destination Delco
Destination El Paso
Destination Marketing Association International
Destination Niagara USA
Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Development Counsellors International
Dialog Design
Discover Long Island
Discover Saint Charles, Missouri
Downtown San Diego Partnership
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County
Economic Development Regina
Essential COSTA RICA
Empire Communities
Experience Grand Rapids
Experience Scottsdale
Explore Altoona
Fredericton Tourism, City of Fredericton
Free Agency Creative Inc.
Frisco Economic Development Corp
Frisco EDC
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hamilton County Tourism, Inc.
Hunden Strategic Partners
Inclusive Citymaking Solutions
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jamaica Promotion Corporation
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Meetings Mean Business
Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Regional CVB
Miles Partnership
Minas Gerais Investment and Trade Promotion Agency - INDI
National Geographic Traveller
New Orleans Business Alliance
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
NYC & Company
NYU School of Professional Studies
Objective Subject
Ontario Investment Office
Ottawa Tourism
PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Park City Chamber and Visitor Bureau

Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau
Resonance Consultancy
Rotham School of Management, University of Toronto
Rutgers Business School
Salt Lake City
Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office
Schack Institute of Real Estate
Skai Blue Media
Somerset County Tourism
Source Cincinnati
Southwest Michigan First
The Collective
The Design Trust for Public Space
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto Global
Tourism Toronto
Tourism Vancouver
Travel Portland
Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture
Tulsa Regional Chamber
US Department of Commerce
Visit Buffalo Niagara
Visit Frisco
Visit Greenville SC
Visit Houston
Visit North Carolina
Visit Oakland
Visit Philadelphia
Visit San Jose
Visit Santa Barbara
Visit Tucson
Visit Tulsa

Who should attend in 2018?

  • State marketing teams
  • City mayors & mayoral teams
  • City marketing teams
  • Destination marketing oganizations
  • Economic development organizations
  • Urban planners & developers

2017 Key Takeaways

The key takeaways from 2017


Who Attended

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