Speaker Profile

Adam David

Job TitleFounder & Principal

Company NameGlobal Cities


David is Founding Director of GlobalCities, a niche consultancy providing advice on the business of cities. GlobalCities provides thought-leadership on Cities and Globalisation, helping cities to examine economic, demographic, and technological trends and position themselves in global markets. He has experience in delivering major projects with cities across multiple international markets, including many high visibility cultural and brand initiatives for London. He has authored papers with the British Council on the Soft Power of Cities, with the OECD on trends within tourism, technology and placemaking.

David is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, an expert for the European Best Place Institute, expert contributor for the Urban Land Institute, a Global Fellow of the British Foreign Policy Institute, and in 2014 he was recognised as a Young Leader by the World Cities Summit in Singapore.

About Global Cities
GlobalCities is a niche consultancy specialising in advising cities, regions and nations on economic development. We have a special focus on building marketing propositions, developing partnerships with the public and private sectors and moving into international markets. In short: positioning, commercialisation and internationalisation.

Established in London in 2009 by David Adam - a specialist in economic development and international relations - the business has built an international network and reach which enables us to offer our clients insight on the latest trends and best practice from around the world.

David is s a regularly invited speaker across Asia and Europe. His speeches explore urban, technological and economic trends, and focus on the implications of these trends for business and place brands. He has a special interest in topics of liveability and place-based investment and has written papers and articles on tourism trends, soft power and smart cities. 

Conference Sessions

  • Mayors' think tank: the attractiveness of cities

    29 Nov 2017, 10:30 - 11:30, Grand Ballroom

    What makes a city attractive today and tomorrow ? 

    • Language: English
      1. Event date
        Wednesday 29 November 2017
      2. Event theme
      3. Event type
        • Panel session

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