World Towns Leadership Summit, Malmo 2017

31st May - 2nd June, 2017, Malmö, Sweden 

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We look forward to continuing the international dialogue initiated in Edinburgh, June 2016, which resulted 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

The fee for the conference and study tour in Malmö is $379 per person. It includes the conference, meals and reception dinner at the Malmö City Town Hall and the study tour in Malmö. The study tour in Copenhagen is an additional $95 per person. For further information or assistance, please email the IDA registration team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..