City Nation Place Americas 2020

4th Annual Conference

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2019 Presentations

Joining the dots in place brand strategy: Creating and implementing a cohesive place brand vision through collaboration

Jason Thorne,  General Manager, Planning & Economic Development, Hamilton, Ontario
Matt Pivarnik,  President & CEO, Greater Topeka Partnership

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Advocating for your place brand strategy and its impact on your community: and why that’s so important

Victor Hoskins, Director Economic Development, Arlington,  Virginia
Kristian Sonnier, VP President Communications & PR,  New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

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What makes a great neighborhood and how to leverage neighborhood brands as part of your destination development strategy

Moderator: Andrew Nelson, Director of  Editorial Projects, National Geographic Traveler
KarynGruenburg, SVP, Partner &  Strategic Alliances, Brand USA  
Doug Warner, Director of Media Relations, Explore  Charleston  
Kerri Verbeke Kapich, COO, San Diego Tourism Authority

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label_outline Destination Marketing Destination Management Citizen Engagement Private Sector

Working with media in an era of shrinking newsrooms to tell your place story

Sara Garibaldi, Managing Director, Travel & Economic  Development, Ketchum
Laura Guimond, Senior PR Manager, International, Travel Portland
Elisabeth Wieselthaler-Toelly, VP Global PR & Media Relations, San Francisco Travel
Emily Kaufman (aka: The Travel Mom)
Jenny Peters, Freelancer, (USAT, New York Mag, The Telegraph, Variety)

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