City Nation Place Congress

Virtual round-the-world congress

room Online

Place brand strategies for a more resilient future.

2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges – for governments, for business, and for people. As the world moves, falteringly, from crisis to recovery mode, place brand and marketing leadership teams will be challenged to deliver strategies for rebuilding place economies that are more resilient, and more sustainable. The City Nation Place Congress will provide an opportunity to come together online to explore actionable ideas and be inspired by success stories.

As an online event, you have the opportunity to join one or more of the conference agendas that together make up our two-day Congress of minds and experience – and we look forward to welcoming everyone together for our finale, when we announce the winners of the 2020 City Nation Place Awards!

Schedule Overview

Wednesday 11 November

05:00 - 08:30, GMT
09:00 - 13:30, GMT
15:00 - 19:00, GMT

Thursday 12 November





09:00 - 16:30, GMT
17:00 - 18:00, GMT

Every conference agenda will provide you with the opportunity to….

  • Be inspired by our 15-minute keynote speaker presentations
  • Dig a little deeper with our live panel discussions
  • Join “Think Tank” round tables with up to 10 delegates, with a moderator to facilitate discussion and ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute and learn
  • Drop in to our “Meet the Speakers” virtual rooms, for informal Q&A
  • Join our online networking platform where you can message and arrange video chats with other delegates
  • Access additional resources provided by our sponsor partners and join them in their meeting rooms to find out more
  • Join our programme of one-to-one introductory meetings with our sponsor partners to build your understanding of the latest ideas and solutions


"One of the great things about City Nation Place is that you get to engage, ask questions, and give advice.”

Leigh Dawber, Chief Marketing Officer, Cape Town Tourism

Who should attend the Congress?

  • CEOs, CMOs, Presidents, SVPs and other strategic level directors of national, regional, and city marketing boards, destination marketing organisations, investment promotion agencies, and economic development boards
  • Heads and senior executives of country branding teams
  • Senior representatives of foreign, trade, and tourism ministries
  • Mayoral team representatives
  • The consultancies, agencies, and other solutions providers who support place brand strategies and place marketing

“The ability to arrange meetings and network via your website was fantastic…. We have several city relationships now that we hope to develop over time.”

Clare Barker, Brand Manager, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)