Join academics and practitioners from across the place management and place branding  industry for the "Place Branding: It's not about the logo".  Join the varied discussion on what it takes to create a successful place and destination brand.

Event Details

Location: Titanic Hotel & Rum Warehouse Liverpool

When: Event registration opens at 5 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, followed by a welcome reception for attendees. The event closes at 5 pm on Friday, June 1, 2018. 

Format/conference style: The event will feature short TED-style  presentations, followed by Q&A sessions with on-stage speaker panels.

Event Summary

Destination marketing is a relatively young discipline. Over the past 10 years, cyberspace has proven to be crucial in establishing a city presence or reputation. Many cities, municipalities and regions that developed identities and slogans a number of years ago are now entering a tricky 'second phase' of development and are asking questions such as:

  • How do we differentiate ourselves from our competitors?
  • How do we compete internationally?
  • Now that we’ve established our identity and slogan, what comes next?
  • What should we be doing today that we didn’t do 10 years ago?


Our very own Prof Gary Warnaby will be presenting his work on place branding, other types of speakers include:

  • city marketing executives 
  • destination branding experts
  • identity creators
  • specialists from key European cities & organisations
  • Click here to see all the confirmed speakers

Click here to to see full details of pricing for the event, IPM members can get a 20% discount off the conference price by e-mailing our marketing co-ordinator Tom (

This event is fully CPD accredited by the Institute of Place Management