Join us in Poland to share the latest thinking on sustainable, liveable and connected places

The 3rd Institute of Place Management Conference will be 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).

The conference is titled “Sustainability, liveability and connectivity” and the three main themes of the conference will be place management, place branding and the influence of global trends on places.

As place management, marketing and branding develop both 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 help places 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.

To make sure the debate is as interdisciplinary and inclusive as possible we welcome papers that explore the themes of the conference from any discipline perspective and from both academics and practitioners. Please see the full call for papers here.

The conference will be fully accredited as Continuing Professional Development by the Institute of Place Management. In addition to the conference, there are a number of other social and networking events. A full calendar is available on the conference website. The best papers from the conference will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Place Management and Development..

The conference will take place in Poznań in Poland at Poznań University of Economics. Poznań University of Economics, founded in 1926, 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 Chair is Dr Magdalena Florek (FIPM, UEP).

Important dates

15 November 2014
Deadline for abstract submission

15 January 2015
Review announced

15 March 2015
Full paper submission deadline

Abstracts between 400 and 450 words should be submitted to Dr. Magdalena Florek ( and Dr. Anna Augustyn ( Contributions will be double-blind reviewed by the conference scientific committee members on the basis of their relevance, quality and originality. Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents and should feature a title and the names and affiliations of all authors. Please use Times New Roman 12-pitch font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around.

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