How we think.

About us

Future Place Leadership is the new name of Tendensor International.

We believe that the leading places of the future manage and develop their attractiveness and connectedness, and use their resources in a sustainable manner.

We will help you deal with these challenges – to become a better place for people and business. It is about management, it is about place leadership.

We are a Stockholm based Nordic management consultancy specialising in the development, innovation and marketing of places. Future Place Leadership will help you become more attractive, sustainable and connected.

We offer four types of services: inspiration to start new place-based initiatives, analysis, strategy and execution.

Talent attraction, investment promotion and place branding will remain our core. We will also help our clients become more sustainable and connected, to the benefit of people and business.

Places – cities, regions, countries and innovation arenas – are challenged by attractiveness and urban regeneration, rural economic development, innovation, sustainability and climate change, integration and internationalisation. We will help you deal with these challenges.

Our mission: We make places more attractive, connected and sustainable for people and business, by helping them to turn the grand challenges of our time into opportunities. In short, we make places great.

How? By helping our clients become better managers of their place and exercise better multistakeholder leadership.

Stay tuned for high quality training courses, events and services.

Organizations we work with.

Partners

Nordic Place Academy.
Future Place Leadership also operates the concept Nordic Place Academy, in collaboration with Place Consulting and Tendensor. Nordic Place Academy brings together a practical range of seminars, conferences and training for place managers in the Nordic countries, with a focus on real-world development projects and experiences.

One of the flagship projects of Nordic Place Academy is Business Attraction Management for Nordic Cities and Regions. During April 2015 to February 2016, this 22 partner large project involved 22 different “invest-in” agencies from Northern Europe, involving training workshops and working with 55-70 people at two-day events and one day training session with 20-30 participants each. Content focused on improving Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and Business Attraction Management (BAM), i.e. innovative tools on getting more new investments and retaining existing ones.

The Place Brand Observer.
The Place Brand Observer is a library of research and a collection of case studies, with lively expert interviews and reflections on latest trends, ideas and opportunities. We invite you to visit and explore. The Place Brand Observer was launched in  2014by Florian Kaefer to encourage a different approach to place branding, and to facilitate access to latest research insights and expert knowledge.

Teleport.
Teleport offers a wonderful tool for people that are on the move. If you want to compare cities against your preferences, just create a profile and Teleport will tell you where your dream city is. An Andreessen-Horrowitz incubated startup, now a MOVE company (since spring 2017).

New York Times.
The New York Times is a high quality newspaper. They have also started to work with place branding and marketing.

Zartis.

Zartis.com is an international recruitment agency, specializing in IT. The company is well known for its focus on finding, screening and relocating the best software developers globally. Clients include leading tech companies such as Stripe.com, Zendesk, Udemy, Looker.com, as well as government agencies attracting talent to their cities.