City Nation Place UK

The 2022 City Nation Place UK conference brought together leadership teams from local authorities, BID teams, destination marketing organisations, and economic development teams to focus on leverage place brands and marketing to build more sustainable place economies.

“I would 100% recommend that people with different stakeholder interests in place come along to City Nation Place events. Why? Because you get different views … and now, more than ever, we need innovation. We need disruptive ideas, and that only comes from people being together and exchanging those great ideas about their places.”

Andy Pike, Director, GREAT Campaign


You can catch up on all the content from the conference by purchasing a Digital Delegate Package.  Video presentations include:

  • Andy Pike, Director of the GREAT Campaign, on how promoting UK attractiveness on the global stage is supporting place economies across the country
  • Patricia Yates, CEO of VisitBritain/VisitEngland on restructuring destination marketing models to embed tourism in place economies
  • Lucy Weber of Visit Wales, Mandy White of Altrincham BID, and Louisa Shaw of We Are Staffordshire discussing how they are evolving place management and marketing strategies
  • Malcolm Wall, CEO of Visit Cornwall on re-imagining tourism’s contribution to the place economy
  • Dr Martin Reeves, CEO of Coventry City Council and John Till of thinkingplace on rooting your response to global challenges in your place’s unique assets and strategy
  • Cat Leaver, Head of Brand & Content for VisitScotland on delivering regenerative and sustainable place economies
  • Councillor John Merry, Deputy Mayor of Salford City Council on re-imagining and re-mixing urban space to attract visitors and investors
  • Mark Mobbs of Marketing Sheffield, Richelle Quinn of Sheffield Hallam University, and Claire Hamilton of The University of Sheffield on using place branding for student and talent attraction
  • Claire Toze of Visit Exeter and Ann Hunter of InExeter on purposeful collaboration to drive your place economy
  • Deirdre Wells, CEO of Go To Places on how to balance the visitor economy with the needs of local residents
  • Eve Roodhouse, Chief Officer for Culture & Economy with Leeds City Council in a panel discussion with speakers from Denver, Skane [Sweden] and Lithuania on the global talent crisis and how to respond
  • Gianluca Rizzo of Brixton BID on their place-to-place collaboration with Harlem in New York
  • And Sholto Douglas-Home of Expo City Dubai on how the global city is building a legacy from the international event

You can catch up on all the content from the conference by purchasing a digital delegate package for just £145 + VAT


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