Upcoming Events and Conferences for Place Branding Professionals

Upcoming events and conferences for place branding 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.


Big Issues: Small BIDs Conference

Best for: practitioners operating in towns and smaller cities

When: 10 July 2018

Where: The Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 (UK)

Organized by: The BID Foundation, in association with the Institute of Place Management

More info here


Physical and Digital Market Places – Where Marketing Meets Operations

Best for: researchers interested in city marketing, retail management, urban development, BIDs

When: 11 – 13 July 2018

Where: University of Surrey, UK

Hosted by: Department of Marketing and Retail Management, University of Surrey

More info here


1st Place Branding International Forum China

Best for: place brand researchers and practitioners in China

When: 12 – 14 July 2018

Where: Beijing, China

Organized by: Chunying Wen


City Nation Place Forum London

Best for: place brand(ing) professionals

When: 7-8 November 2018

Where: London, UK

More info here


6th DBM Conference (DBM-VI) | IPBA 2018 Conference

Best for: place marketing and branding researchers, academics

When: 5-7 December, 2018

Where: Macau, China

Organized by: Don Dioko

More info here


“Connecting Places” – 6th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places

Best for: academics and practitioners interested in place making, marketing, management

When: 6-9 May, 2019

Where: Corfu, Greece

Organized by: Heather Skinner, Institute of Place Management

More info here


Conference previews and reflections

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