Our mission is to establish and shape place branding and public diplomacy as a distinctive discipline with its own progressive methods. The association aims to become the central network, meeting and presentation platform that unifies thoughtleading academics and professionals who share a passion for knowledge intensive work in these and related areas.
The purpose is to increase the visibility of public diplomacy and place branding for the association and its members and to pave the way for creating synergy and cooperation between the members, with academia and practioners. In order to achieve this we strive for manifold expertise with international provenance and excellence in knowledge creation, application and exchange. Conferences, working groups, related events and publications are core activities to present and reflect upon the ideas, visions and works of the association and its individual members.
We are dedicated to contributing and discussing innovative approaches for improving theory and practice and this leads to better solutions for the diverse and complex issues in branding nations, regions, cities and destinations. Association members are competent, curious and tolerant minds who embrace the variety of disciplines and paradigms related to their fields as a source for inspiration and value the principles and ethics of scientific work and intellectual property.
The Association is led and represented by a Board of Directors that currently consists of four persons:
Chairman of the Association for Place Branding & Public Diplomacy
Deputy Chairman of the Association for Place Branding & Public Diplomacy
1. Executive Member of the Board
2. Executive Member of the Board
The Association for Place Branding and Public Diplomacy welcomes applications for membership from professionals, civil servants and academics involveld in place branding and public diplomacy. For joining us, please fill out our application for membership form or send an e-mail to member(at)place-branding.org.
The Association is open to people from all over the world. Members will be given the opportunity to present themselves in our experts section and will be given their own e-mail address. Members are also entitled to publish their work in our working papers series and participate in all events organised by the association. For any further information, please contact info(at)place-branding.org.
The Association for Place Branding & Public Diplomacy e. V. is an independent nonprofit organisation, registered in Berlin (Germany). It is not formally connected to any other institution, company, nonprofit organisation or publication and it is not linked to the Journal of Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, published by Palgrave Macmillan (London, UK).
HOW TO JOIN
To become a member send us the filled application form and your motivation, why you are interested being a part of our network. Apply for membership.
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