Trends & Ideas

Responsive investment promotion and economic development strategies

What's been learned from the current crisis that will strengthen your approach to investment promotion and economic development? Hear from Sarah Russis, Global Head of Sales for FDI Intelligence, Manuel Laboy, Secretary of Economic Development & Commerce for Puerto Rico, Khaled Tash, Deputy for Marketing & Communication for Saudi Arabia's MISA, and Sirpa Tsimal, Director of Investment Promotion for Switzerland Global Enterprise.

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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?

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Future-proof recovery strategies: auditing your planning for sustainability

City Nation Place has been delighted to partner with The Travel Foundation to offer destinations the opportunity of a recovery plan review. Discover the learnings from that process, alongside Kevin Eshkawkogan, Indigenous Tourism Ontario, Andrew Grossmann, Colorado Tourism Office, Patricia Maher, Grenada Tourism Authority, and Kim Robertson, Scottish Enterprise.

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Four findings from the 2021 place branding survey

Whilst the impact of the pandemic is ongoing, the 2021 Survey has been able to look back on the past year and forward to the next, to explore the longer-term changes this is bringing to the practice of place branding and marketing for cities, regions, and nations around the world. There are a few key issues that places were grappling with that we’d like to highlight and explore…

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The true damage of COVID-19 to nation brands

The downward trend of nearly all the world’s most valuable nation brands is not entirely surprising. With COVID-19 contributing to the rise of protectionism, we may see a reversal of the economic growth brought about by globalisation. Nevertheless, with analysts’ forecasts looking less dire than initially predicted, and with a working vaccine in place, the future is certainly looking brighter.

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Five ideas everyone should take away from the City Nation Place World Congress

Last week, we were delighted to welcome over 600 delegates from around the world to join one or more of the events for the City Nation Place World Congress. Whilst this list really doesn’t begin to tap into the wealth of learnings at the World Congress, we’ve pulled together a summary of the overarching themes that resonated most with us

label_outline Investment Promotion Destination Marketing Data Talent Attraction Place Branding Economic Development Tourism Destination Management Citizen Engagement Sustainability
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