Upcoming Events and Conferences for Place Professionals

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.


Nordic Place Branding Conference

Best for: those in charge of – or interested in – the brand development and management of cities and regions in the Nordic region

When: 2 April, 2020

Where: Oslo, Norway

Organized by: Future Place Leadership

More info here


Place Marketing Forum 2020

Best for: those in charge of – or interested in – the brand development and management of cities and regions in France and other French speaking countries

When: 2-3 April, 2020

Where: Marseille, France

Organized by: Chair ANMT, Christophe Alaux

More info here


Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference

Best for: tourism and sustainability professionals – researchers and practitioners

When: 6-8 April, 2020

Where: Mendrisio, Ticino (Switzerland)

Organized by: UNESCO Chair in ICT at Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) and consultancy Elgin & Co. (Netherlands)

More info here


City Nation Place Americas Conference

Best for: place brand managers, marketers, advisors

When: 19-20 May, 2020

Where: Toronto, Canada

Organized by: City Nation Place, Clare Dewhirst

More info here


1st Ibero-American Place Branding Conference

Best for: academics based in Spain, Portugal or South America

When: 1-3 July, 2020

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

Organized by: ICNOVA, Joao Freire

More info here


City Nation Place Global Forum

Best for: place brand managers, marketers, advisors

When: November, 2020

Where: London, UK

Organized by: City Nation Place, Clare Dewhirst

More info here


5th Annual International Place Branding Association Conference

Best for: place brand(ing) researchers

When: 9-11 December, 2020

Where: Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain)

Organized by: IPBA, chaired by Robert Govers

More info soon


Conference previews and reflections

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