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Summit in West Kowloon District sends message of international collaboration.

International Cultural Summit Hong Kong

Marianna Lemus-Boskovitch

Apr 3, 2024

Rachel Kuhn and David Hingley discuss three key takeaways from recent high-profile closures.

Why are City-Centre Attractions Closing?

David Hingley BEM

Feb 16, 2024

Our team clears up a common misconception.

What is the Difference Between a Feasibility and Viability Study?

Rachel Kuhn

Feb 15, 2024

We at BOP are shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Tim Joss in an accident last week.

Tribute to Aesop Founder and CEO, Tim Joss

Richard Naylor

Jan 29, 2024

Associate Director, Rachel Kuhn reports on Museum Connections Paris.

AI and Visitor Experience at Museum Connections

Rachel Kuhn

Jan 23, 2024

2023 was marked by our fastest-ever expansion. Our team reflects on this landmark year, highlighting key milestones and projects.

BOP’s 2023 in Review

Rebecca Davison-Mora

Jan 10, 2024

Our team shares how the framework behind BOP500 can power sustainable development in cities around the world.

Cultural Capability: Rethinking Culture for the 21st Century

Paul Owens

Dec 13, 2023

Senior Consultant Martha Pym travels to Casablanca to share how strengthening place and authenticity can ensure citizens have a place alongside tourism.

Africa Place Marketing Conference: Citizen Participation for Sustainable and Inclusive Territorial Marketing

Martha Pym

Dec 1, 2023

Co-founder Paul Owens joined by regional panel to discuss the Gulf’s rapidly growing sector and exciting possibilities for international collaboration.

BEYOND Conference, Ambition and Transformation: Emerging Creative R&D Practice in the Gulf

Callum Lee

Nov 22, 2023

BOP Consulting acted as the secretariat for the Creative Industries Council working group, offering pro-bono administration, communications and policy support.

Creative Industries Council Endorse Creative Climate Charter

Rebecca Davison-Mora

Nov 14, 2023

Co-founder Paul Owens and Consultant Genevieve Marciniak represented BOP Consulting at the World Conference on Cultural Cities in Chengdu, China.

World Conference on Cultural Cities, City Ideas

Genevieve Marciniak

Oct 23, 2023

Chief Economist, Jonathan Todd, travelled to V&A Dundee to present the findings of our five-year Impact Study with 'tialt' to museum staff and stakeholders.

V&A Dundee Impact Study Featured in the Scotsman, The Herald & Scottish Field

Teodora Lazar

Sep 12, 2023

Co-Founder Paul and Senior Associate David travelled to Qingdao for Beijing design week 2023 and the city of Qingdao’s transforming cities through design.

Beijing Design Week and the city of Qingdao’s Urban Regeneration Global Trends Forum

Rebecca Davison-Mora

Jul 20, 2023

Our co-founder Paul Owens moderated a discussion with Aspen Institute UK and the EU Delegation to the UK on building economic resilience through culture and innovation.

Aspen Institute and EU Delegation to the UK, panel on the future of creative industries in the UK and Europe

Paul Owens

Jul 6, 2023

The world's largest museum prize, the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year Award plays a significant role within the museum sector.

Research for Art Fund's Museum of the Year featured in Museums Association Journal

Yasmeen Safaie

Jul 4, 2023

The publication of our Impact Assessment of Edinburgh Festivals marks one of the most significant cultural impact studies to date.

Edinburgh Festivals Evaluation Featured in BBC Scotland & The Scotsman

Jonathan Todd

Jun 28, 2023

Associate Director, Rachel Kuhn addresses over 50 tourism attraction providers at the launch of Fáilte Ireland’s Smart Operations programme at Croke Park. 

Strengthening the Tourism Industry's Resilience

Rachel Kuhn

May 18, 2023

Co-founder Josephine Burns discusses the birth of BOP, its foundational values and increased international reach.

BOP's Origins & Values: Interview with Jo Burns

Tom Campbell

May 17, 2023

Celebrating 25 years, BOP reflects on its impact in shaping cultural policy and highlights the evolving role of culture in addressing contemporary challenges.

BOP at 25: Meeting the Great Challenges of the Future

Paul Owens

Jan 24, 2023

How are major cities around the world responding to climate change through cultural policies and programmes?

The Green World Cities of Tomorrow: Culture and Sustainability

Paul Owens

Nov 4, 2021

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