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Membership of IPM provides free access to all events, with exception of the IPM bi-annual conference and one-day masterclasses which offer a special members rate.

(Some events are available to non-members and charge a non-member registration fee.)

Professional development

IPM Webinar – Future High Street, Alternative uses - 8 February ‘24

Place leaders and managers tackling high street vacancy in their town and city centres are increasingly looking at a much longer list of potential uses beyond the more traditional and typical retail, hospitality and services. These include health & wellbeing, arts & crafts and community uses as well as culture, creative, leisure, education, office and residential (especially for upper floors – a subject we’ll return to for our 24th April IPM Webinar).

This session will focus on current case studies and hear from the practitioners who are bringing health & wellbeing. arts & crafts and community uses into our highstreets, sharing valuable insights on how place leaders and managers can help make these happen.

2.00pm – 3.30pm | Thursday 8th February 2024

Open to all

Agenda here

> Registrations open

Professional development

IPM 'New Members' Welcome Webinar - 28 February 24

Welcome to the Institute of Place Management's New Members Webinar! We're thrilled to have you join us for this informative and engaging 60-minute session. Whether you're a seasoned professional in the field of place management or just embarking on your journey, this webinar is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the Institute of Place Management. The aim of the session is to help you realise that you are note alone! We will connect you to others, educate you on innovative research that is transforming how we understand, develop, and manage places, and inspire you with specific examples as to how place management can improve people’s lives. We will also delve into the key resources, and opportunities offered by our institute, and showcase the benefits of becoming a member.

The session will be led by Ian Harvey, Intern CEO, Institute of Place Management.

12 - 1pm | Wednesday 28th February 2024

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By invitation only

IPM Fellows Roundtable: Effective Partnerships – 8 March ‘24

What makes an effective place partnership?

In this second of a new IPM series of Fellows Roundtables we’ll hear from place leaders and managers working in and developing a variety of partnership models. Representatives of IPM Partner Organisations and individual members will share insights on how their partnership works and lessons they’ve learned along the way, including case studies of destination management, culture and community-led groups. The 60-minute session is also an opportunity for IPM Fellows to share their place-based experiences.

This new series will bring together The Institute’s group of circa 100 Fellows in regular online roundtable conversations about IPM strategy and policy work and the issues they are facing in day-to-day place leadership and management. The next is provisionally Thursday June 27th 2024.

2.00pm-3.00pm | Friday 8th March 2024

IPM professional development – 60 CPD pts

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Ideas

Using heritage to make your place thrive - 21st March 2024

3pm-5pm | 21st Mar 2024 
Online or in-person @ Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Heritage has an essential role to play in place development, regeneration, and local pride. This seminar explores heritage within our towns and cities through a variety of themes, to help us understand the richness that these assets provide place managers and places. This will allow us to understand the variety of ways heritage can be used in our places to tackle local, national, and international issues. For example, how it can be used to help mental wellbeing and help our places economically thrive.

This seminar will involve speakers in a wide range of disciplines both academic and practitioner based to highlight the wide themes of heritage.

IPM professional development - 180 CPD pts

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Professional development

IPM Webinar – ‘Living over the shop’ – 24 April ‘24

How much un- and under-used space do you have in vacant and occupied units in your town and city centre? What’s the strategy to get it back into productive use? What are the options? What barriers are you likely to encounter and how can these best be overcome?

This IPM webinar will explore case studies from around the country where these currently wasting but valuable spaces are being re-purposed and re-used. We’ll examine options including residential, office, creative & more, and share practical insights on some of the ways that challenges around access, lighting, waste and other obstacles are and can be being tackled.

2pm - 3.30pm | Wednesday 24th April 2024

IPM professional development - 90 CPD pts

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> Registrations open

Professional development

IPM Research Conference - May 24

Date TBC

The conference will bring together an international range of academic research papers on Place Management. 

Hosted in Manchester Metrpolititan University - save the date, more details to be released soon  

> Registration opens soon

Masterclass

Place Marketing, Branding & Communications - 15th May 2024

The masterclass will define place marketing and communication, share ideas and practices of effective place branding and explore their contribution to successful place leadership and transformation. You will join peers to examine different aspects of place communication in the physical and digital context, and hear from experts on effective practices and examples from across the sector. The Masterclass will cover key questions, such as:

  • What is place communication and place marketing?
  • What is the role of place branding and communications in building stronger place reputation?
  • How does place branding build effective identity?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of place communication in the digital world?
  • What does effective contemporary place branding practice look like?

11am - 2.30pm | Wednesday 15th May 2024

IPM professional development - 210 CPD pts
Members - £100 / Non-Members - £300

Not a member? Join today from £90

> Registration opens soon

Professional development

IPM 'New Members' Welcome Webinar - 30 May 24

Welcome to the Institute of Place Management's New Members Webinar! We're thrilled to have you join us for this informative and engaging 60-minute session. Whether you're a seasoned professional in the field of place management or just embarking on your journey, this webinar is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the Institute of Place Management. The aim of the session is to help you realise that you are note alone! We will connect you to others, educate you on innovative research that is transforming how we understand, develop, and manage places, and inspire you with specific examples as to how place management can improve people’s lives. We will also delve into the key resources, and opportunities offered by our institute, and showcase the benefits of becoming a member.

The session will be led by Prof Cathy Parker, the Chair of the Institute of Place Management.

12 - 1pm | Thursday 30th May 2024

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Ideas

Place Research Seminar - 13th June 2024

3pm-5pm | 13th Jun 2024 
Online or in-person @ Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

IPM's research seminars are a chance for place researchers and academics to share the latest developments and findings from their work. It's a chance for practitioners and policy makers to hear the latest thinking on place, from big ideas like over-tourism, culture and atmosphere, and place partnerships to studies of real place interventions and activities. These sessions are always a great chance to be inspired and take learning back to the day job, whether you attend in person or online.

IPM professional development - 180 CPD pts

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