World Towns Leadership Summit 2017
31st May - 2nd June, 2017, Malmö, Sweden
The international dialogue continues. Initiated in Edinburgh, June 2016, resulting in a frame-work of beliefs and principles for inclusive city building. Please join us to advance these ideas in Malmö, Sweden, to refine the values and priorities for the urban place management industry.
Our goal for the 2017 Summit is quite specific: to establish a global action plan to enable the work of all participating organizations. We seek to affirm, or amend as needed, the guiding principles established in Edinburgh and build consensus on policy directions necessary to sustain healthy commercial districts. The summit will examine the UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda and recent issues research to inform the place management action plan. While the business community and property owners remain the primary stakeholder audiences for our member organizations, we must to consider the long term needs of residents, visitors, and workers, all of whom fuel the growth and success of every city center, commercial district, corridor, and neighborhood.
Hotels, Program, & More
Click here to view the program and accommodation information. The program is subject to change.
Attend the Event
BIDs Scotland Workshops
The programme of workshops for 2017 is currently in development, but if you are involved in town or city centres, tourism, rural settlements, business parks or have a general interest in really understanding BIDs and how the BIDs model can be used to improve defined areas or specific business sector markets then please contact ian.davisonporter[at]bids-scotland.com. More information on the workshops, venues and dates will be detailed here and on the BIDs Scotland Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn sites.