The final programme for the 3rd IPM Conference was announced today. The conference is focused on sustainability, liveability and connectivity. 55 papers will be given at the event covering place management, place branding and the influence of global trends on place.

The conference is being held at Poznań University of Economics (Faculty of Management) on the 6th-8th May 2015 in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, Poznań University of Economics and Stockholm University (Stockholm Programme of Place Branding).

As place management, marketing and branding develop as academic inquiry and as professional practice, the conference will be an opportunity for academics, practitioners and policy makers to explore how theory and practice deal with the conflicting pressures of global forces with a need to pursue sustainability outcomes – to increase the quality of life of place residents – all within the context of increased connectivity – real and virtual. The conference will be fully accredited as Continuing Professional Development by the Institute of Place Management.

The conference has attracted speakers and papers from around the world.

The conference venue is the Poznań University of Economics. This was founded in 1926, and is both a teaching and a research institution with a long tradition in education and strong academic standing, and is also famous for its credibility in economic analyses. Poznań is among the oldest and biggest cities in Poland located in the west-central part of the country. Poznań is one of the largest Polish centers of trade, industry, sports, education, technology, tourism and culture. It is particularly important academic center, with about 130,000 students.

The Conference is being Chaired by Dr Magdalena Florek (FIPM, UEP). If you want to book for the event you can do so from our Events page.