City Nation Place UK – inaugural conference

14th May 2019 Birmingham






8:30 am

Tony Attard OBE, Founder and Group Chief Executive of Panaz Limited and Rachel McQueen, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire will be joining the speaker line up at the inaugural City Nation Place UK conference, taking place in Birmingham on 14th May.  The event will bring together leaders of city councils, BID teams, destination marketing organisations, and LEPs to explore….

  • How collaborations between cities and places can deliver dividends when targeting an international audience
  • How to work more effectively with the private sector to stretch resources and deliver effective solutions
  • How place teams working to attract tourism, talent, and investment can collaborate more effectively around a cohesive place brand strategy

Supported by the GREAT Britain campaign, Visit Britain and the Department for International Trade, delegates will also have the opportunity to meet with their teams to find out more about the resources they can make available to them and how the national brand and marketing strategy can benefit your place.

Speakers confirmed include:

  • Councillor Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council
  • Conrad Bird, Director, GREAT Britain Campaign
  • Fiona Mulliner, Director of Campaigns, London & Partners
  • Mari Stevens, Director of Marketing, Visit & Business Wales
  • Sharon Summerfield, Place Brand Manager, Discover Harlow
  • Steven Cochrane, Partnership Director, Oxford Road Corridor, Manchester’s Innovation District
  • David Adam, Founder& Principal, Future Cities
  • Chris Brown, Director, Marketing Liverpool
  • Brendan Moffett, Chief Executive, Marketing NG, Nottingham
  • Cat Leaver, Director, Brand Scotland
  • Clare Mullin, Marketing Director, Visit Britain
  • Lisa Caldwell, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Belfast City Council
  • Ian Bowen Morris, Head of Investment Marketing, Department for International Trade
  • Jim Dawson, Head of Creative Digital & Marketing, Go ToPlaces, Visit Kent & Visit Herts
  • Elizabeth Faulkner, BID Manager, Altrincham Unlimited
  • Peter Kentie, Managing Director, Eindhoven 365
  • Phil Batty, Director of Public Engagement & Strategy, Hull UK City of Culture
  • Sam Hunt, Creative Director Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture 2019

Register to attend and save 20% with an exclusive Marketing Lancashire discount code, ML-20

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