Upcoming Events and Conferences

More and more cities, regions, destinations and countries are looking for information on how to nurture and maintain their place brand and reputation. Here an overview of upcoming conferences and events for place branding professionals, covering topics such as public diplomacy, economic development, destination management and city marketing.

Note: various conferences and events have been cancelled or postponed to 2021 due to the current COVID-19 situation. Please feel free to contact us for latest information.


Public Diplomacy in Asia 2021

When: 26 – 30 July 2021
Where: Online, Singapore
Organised by: Singapore International Foundation

Best for: Government officials and diplomats, academics, public diplomacy practitioners, interested representatives from the business, arts and culture and civil society sectors, and students of international relations and policy

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Place Branding Australia

When: October 13-15, 2021
Where: Hobart, Tasmania – Hotel Grand Chancellor
Organised by: Intermedia – Government News

Best for: government practitioners, economic development professionals, destination marketers

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City Nation Place Global

When: November 2021 – tbc
Where: Virtual (likely)
Organised by: City Nation Place

Best for:

  • Senior decision-makers working in foreign, tourism, trade, and culture ministries
  • CEOS, CMOs, and other senior team members from destination marketing organisations, economic development boards, and investment attraction agencies

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5th Annual Conference of the International Place Branding Association

When: 8 – 10 December 2021
Where: Barcelona and virtual
Organised by: Departament de Comunicació, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Best for researchers, students

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Conference previews and reflections

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