Special issue call for papers for the 4th Annual Conference of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA)

We invite research papers, doctoral colloquium posters, practitioner case-studies and artwork. The conference aims to bring together scholars, practitioners and students of place branding and related fields (nation branding, public diplomacy, city branding, country branding, destination branding). The conference will host a valuable discussion around this fascinating cutting edge intersection of marketing, tourism, economic development, events organisation, heritage management, spatial design, public diplomacy and human geography.

Volos (Greece): 27-29 November 2019

Venue: University of Thessaly Department of Planning and Regional Development

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 5th of May.
Deadline for submission of full papers / cases /posters / artwork is the July 5th.
Authors will received feedback the 5th of September.
Deadline for resubmission of papers / cases / artwork is October the 5th.
Early Bird Registration for conference closes October the 5th.
Registration closes November the 5th.
Conference takes place November the 27th-29th.

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Special issue call for papers on ‘The Future of Place Branding’

Guest Editors: Dr Mihalis Kavaratzis and Dr Magdalena Florek

It has been 15 years since the launch and publication of the first issue of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy in 2004, undoubtedly one of the major milestones in the field’s development. The best way to mark this informal anniversary is by turning our attention towards the future! This Special Issue of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy aims at exploring the future of place branding as a domain and practice. It will examine the ways in which major societal and technological trends affect and change place brands and their development, it will explore the responses that place branding can provide to major social and environmental issues of our times, and it will account for the challenges that lie ahead.

The deadline for submission of papers for consideration is 30th August 2019.

Authors will be notified of acceptance in November 2019.

The Special Issue will be published in Spring 2020.

Read the full call for papers here.

All submissions must strictly follow the guidelines for Place Branding and Public Diplomacy.

Please ensure you clearly state that your paper is intended for the "The Future of Place Branding" special issue during submission. An option is available during the submission process to add a label to your paper.

If you have queries on potential suitability of topics, guest editors’ expectations or any other question, you can direct those to the guest editors m.kavaratzis@le.ac.uk and magdalena.florek@ue.poznan.pl.