International business

Brisbane City Council is committed to advancing Brisbane’s place in Asia and promoting Brisbane as Australia's New World City. Council’s international business programs aim to improve the economic benefits and opportunities for Brisbane-based businesses by:

  • strengthening sister city relationships throughout the Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • facilitating business and trade connections with international markets
  • supporting local businesses to achieve successful outcomes through our Sister city relationships
  • co-ordinating inbound international delegation and business missions to overseas markets.

Council's International Relations and Multicultural Affairs team facilitate and manage these programs and act as a referral service for businesses who aspire to connect with Asia and the world. Contact the team to find out how they can help you and your business.

Find what you need

Lord Mayor's International Business Forums

The Lord Mayor’s International Business Forums provide insights on how to expand your business operations into international markets, including Brisbane’s Sister Cities. Each forum showcases guest speakers from the local business community who have strong ties to international markets, as well as representatives from Brisbane’s Sister Cities and international chambers of commerce. Registration is free but booking essential. Register your interest for upcoming forums.

Bring your delegation to Brisbane

Brisbane regularly welcomes visiting international delegations consisting of business people, academics and government officials. This program provides a unique opportunity for visiting delegations to access specialised information through presentations, roundtable discussions, networking events and individual meetings.

International visitors who would like to meet with officials from Brisbane City Council and Brisbane's institutions should complete the online form or contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit.

Contact us

Contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit:

You can also subscribe to receive an e-newsletter by emailing the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit.

Last updated:18 November 2019