Reception of participants at the Palais des Congrès Parc Chanot – 1st floor / Breakfast

Welcome in the auditorium and official launch of the eighth edition of the Place Marketing Forum. Remote participants will be invited to connect to the session via the live streaming links provided.

Rewarded project: A Peoples’ Doughnut for Devon | UK

In the United Kingdom, a citizens’ collective led by the Bioregional Learning Center has taken the methods and tools of the Donut economy in order to adapt them to the Devon region. Based on collective intelligence, this approach starts from the essential needs of the population while taking into account the limits of the planet. The aim is to work together to find solutions to coconstruct a socially and environmentally resilient economy on a regional scale.

Topic : Collaborate with social and environmental actors on attractiveness

‘‘In a changing world, affected by shocks and crises, it is necessary to rethink our economic models in order to make them more virtuous. What role can social and solidarity economy stakeholders play in building more resilient territories? What tools or methods should be used?’’

Rewarded project: Think sustainably | Helsinki – Finland
Think Sustainably is an easy-to-use digital service that helps both locals and visitors to choose more sustainable ways of living and enjoying Helsinki. Shops and services are self-assessed according to pre-established criteria and customers can give feedback on their experience. The city aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.

Topic: Pro-environmental behaviour as a factor of attractiveness

‘‘How to encourage inhabitants and tourists to adopt pro-environmental and responsible behaviours ? Faced with environmental issues, new tools and initiatives are emerging to promote a virtuous tourism and a better quality of life.’’


TOPIC: Health, Well-being, Sustainability

‘‘Health is becoming the new challenge for the attractiveness of territories. Beyond access to care, territories must increasingly prove that they are able to offer a health friendly environment for the people who are present there permanently or temporarily. Health challenges territorial actions of prevention, curation, taking into account the population ageing correlated with the sectors of attractiveness. The notions of territorial well-being and quality of life constitute indicators for measuring the subjective perceptions of inhabitants who integrate these subjects. The notion of sustainability makes it possible to address all the environmental factors that impact the health of individuals from the perspective of the various dimensions of sustainable development. Health as a pillar of territorial attractiveness is apprehended here under a multidimensional, multisectoral angle, in connection with territorial attractiveness strategies.’’


Topic: Co-constructing endogenous attractiveness with citizens

“This workshop proposes to analyse the co-construction of endogenous attractiveness thanks to a survey on the participative budget of Brest, the local currency of Provence called La Roue and the Regional Natural Park of Avesnois. The survey will be carried out in the company of professionals from these three cases and a specialist in co-construction. Your mission? To identify the advantages and limitations of the techniques and tools used to co-construct these 3 territorial projects.”


Topic: Evaluation of territorial marketing initiatives

‘‘The evaluation of territorial marketing initiatives is a real challenge for local authorities. This workshop will provide an overview of the main issues to be considered, both before and during the process. Different methods, alongside with their respective advantages and limitations, will be presented and illustrated. The questions of the choice of indicators, the levels of evaluation or the dimensions of territorial change will also be addressed by experts in an interactive format.’’

Rewarded project: Think Traena | Norway
Located near the Arctic Circle, a small Norwegian island has launched a collaborative strategic plan to reduce its vulnerabilities. «Tenk Traena» has made it possible to support local development, diversify the economy and initiate innovative projects. A real laboratory for experimentation, Traena has overcome these challenges with a very limited budget.

Topic: Open and social innovation for attractiveness
‘‘To what extent can open or social innovations be leverages to reinforce territorial attractiveness? How can collective intelligence be called upon and a plurality of actors mobilised? If digital tools seem to be of great help, are they sufficient?’’

Event organised at the Mx Expérience – Docks Village de Marseille

Presentation of the place: Mx, a place of life, conviviality and experiences, totally innovative. An experiential journey, a concept store, a bar, a restaurant, events… Mx is a unique and lively destination, built around an emblematic flavour, aniseed. Located in the heart of the Joliette district in the Docks Village, our Marseille concept store draws its inspiration from this spice and the mixed nature of the city.


Reception of participants at the Palais des Congrès Parc Chanot – 1st floor / Breakfast

Rewarded project: Tasmanian | Tasmania

Tasmania has historically suffered from its image as «Australia poorest state». Based on an in-depth identity study (more than 400 interviews), Brand Tasmania has transformed the ‘’difference’’ of its residents into strength. Ambassadors of a brand that emphasizes what makes Tasmania unique (the quiet pursuit of the extraordinary), they can build and promote their own ‘’Tasmanian story’’ via the ‘‘Tasmanian’’ platform.

Topic: Storytelling: the art of developing a territory’s reputation
‘‘How can a storytelling strategy contribute to reveal the identity of a territory but also participate in the development of the pride of belonging of its inhabitants?’’

Rewarded project: Place aux jeunes en région | Québec – Canada
Initiated by a group of entrepreneurs and local authorities, ‘’Place aux jeunes en région’’ provides personalised follow-up to encourage the attraction, integration and retention of young people aged 18 to 35 in rural Quebec. More than 6,000 young people are monitored each year, 1,000 of whom have a concrete plan to settle down.

Topic: Getting young people to come and stay in the territories
‘‘New generations may prefer an urban lifestyle and the advantages of a metropolis for personal and professional reasons. It is sometimes difficult to attract them to lower density areas. How can we change their attitudes and behaviours towards opportunities elsewhere? How can we create lasting links with the host territory and its inhabitants?’’


Topic: Governance and partnerships of attractiveness initiatives
‘‘Governance and partnerships are important issues for the success and sustainability of attractiveness and territorial marketing initiatives. Governance is both political and managerial, and must respond to cross-cutting issues involving a multitude of actors with sometimes contradictory objectives. Governance models are evolving, sometimes using new legal structures.’’


Topic: Innovation supporting the event industry
‘‘Social and sustainable innovation, phygitalisation: the event and culture industry is a pioneer in innovative practices that tackle territorial issues. This fun and interactive workshop will provide an overview and discussion of innovative approaches used in public and MICE events. Our ‘‘great witnesses’’ will share with you their visions of tomorrow’s events.’’


Topic: Europe Med Africa Network: come & build your startup ecosystem!
‘‘This workshop aims to understand the challenges of supporting start-ups in a territory with a focus on a specific context: the Med-Africa relationship. How to attract African start-ups? How to accompany French start-ups in their African projects? What is a business-friendly ecosystem for Med-African start-ups? Come and investigate these matters collectively around a serious game!’’

Topic: Your vision on place marketing’s future

*Remote participants will have access to conferences and think tanks only.