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.


South Africa Nation Brand Forum

Best for: those interested in the brand(ing) of South Africa as nation and destination

When: 28 October 2019

Where: Johannesburg, South Africa

Organized by: Brand South Africa

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City Nation Place Global

Best for: place brand developers, managers, marketers

When: 6-7 November, 2019

Where: London, England

Organized by: Clare Dewhirst

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4th IPBA Annual Conference

Best for: academics and students interested in places, brands and reputation

When: 27-29 November, 2019

Where: Volos, Greece

Organized by: International Place Branding Association

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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

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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

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Conference previews and reflections

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