City Nation Place Americas 2020

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

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City Nation Place Americas Virtual Conference

Please note that we will continue to tweak the content of this agenda to ensure that it meets your emerging challenges. 

On each day of the virtual conference there will be a mix of:

  • Live webinars where you can listen to the panellists and text in your questions – these sessions will also be recorded in case you miss the live time
  • Newly released recorded sessions  - you will be invited to ask any specific questions for these speakers before we record!
  • A live chat room in the online event zone, where you can comment and invite other delegates’ comments on the issues being raised
  • “Zoom Room” discussions – where you can join a limited number of fellow delegates for more informal, peer-to-peer discussion and networking

Day 1 - Tuesday May 19th

  • 14.00 EST: LIVE WEBINAR: Facing up to the challenges & opportunities for cities in North America: the CEO perspective

    Join this webinar to hear CEO perspectives from leading destination marketing and economic development organisations.

    • What have they learned through the COVID-19 crisis?
    • How are they mitigating against the impact and planning for the future?
    • How do they see the developing role of their organisations?
    • How do they expect collaborative relationships between tourism and economic evelopment to progress?
    Scott  Beck
    Scott Beck
    President & CEO, Tourism Toronto
  • 16.00 EST: LIVE WEBINAR: Planning for the future of tourism in a post COVID-19 world

    Practical ideas and advice from Ketchum, who steered Puerto Rico through natural disasters to a strong recovery. What are the lessons that can be applied to the COVID-19 situation? What are our other speakers learning during this recovery planning stage? Bring your questions to the live chat.

    John Bradbury
    John Bradbury
    Managing Director, Issues & Crisis, Ketchum
  • 17.00 EST: Zoom Room chats

    All registered delegates will be invited to put forward topics for Zoom Room chats. Click on the published link to join 10-15 other delegates in a more information discussion and networking session.

  • Sessions released for exclusive viewing...

Day 2 - Wednesday May 20th 

  • 14.00 EST: LIVE WEBINAR: City vs region: how cities and communities within regions can collaborate rather than compete in the recovery?

    • Will the opportunities to share resources and market the bigger picture as a regional organisation provide greater support for recovery planning post-Corona?
    • What are the challenges and the benefits: what lessons can we learn from places doing it well?
    Mark Fisher
    Mark Fisher
    CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region
    Milton Segarra
    Milton Segarra
    Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Mississippi
  • 15.00 EST: LIVE WEBINAR: From crisis to recovery: the role of state and provincial marketing

    Join this session to hear how state and provincial destination marketing, economic development, and business improvement organisations are adjusting their marketing strategies and working to support local businesses in their region

  • 17.00 EST: Zoom Room chats

    All registered delegates will be invited to put forward topics for Zoom Room chats. Click on the published link to join 10-15 other delegates in a more information discussion and networking session

  • Sessions released for exclusive reviewing...