Events and opportunities in Brisbane's sister cities

Brisbane City Council is proud of our strong sister city relationships with nine sister cities throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East which advances the economic benefits and opportunities for Brisbane-based businesses.

This page lists upcoming major events and activities taking place in Brisbane's nine sister cities as well as contact information, should you be interested in participating in any of the events.

Due to coronavirus, some Sister City events may be cancelled or postponed. We will provide updates on these events as they become available.

For the latest updates on Council’s response to coronavirus, view our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page.

Table about upcoming sister city events, dates and locations
Dates (2021) Event
20–23 May The 3rd Western China International Fair for Investment and Trade, Chongqing
22 May The Healthcare Careers Expo, Abu Dhabi
23–29 May Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Abu Dhabi
24 May Gifts and Lifestyle Middle East 2021, Abu Dhabi
25–26 May World Conference on Science Engineering and Technology (WCSET), Kaohsiung
26–28 May China International Hospitality Equipment & Supply Sourcing Fair, Shenzhen
27 May International Conference on Science and Innovation, Abu Dhabi
28 May International Conference on Innovation Digital Design (ICIDD), Kaohsiung
28–31 May Kaohsiung International Travel Fair 2021
2 June World Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air, Chongqing 
5–9 June International Council of Nurses Congress, Abu Dhabi
15–18 June The UAE Global Family Wealth and Investment Forum, Abu Dhabi
27–28 June International conference on Education and Social Science, Abu Dhabi
28–29 June International Conference on Automobiles, Abu Dhabi
10 June–1 Oct Citizenship Expo 2021, Abu Dhabi
5 July–11 July International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Kobe 
7 July 2021 Fashion Shenzhen Show, Shenzhen 
9 July 2021 International Conference on Big Data and Intelligent Algorithms, Chongqing
14 July–1 August 2021 Elemental Auckland 2021, Auckland
18–22 July VIRTUAL - 18th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU2021), Daejeon 
29 July Shenzhen International Sport Expo, Shenzhen 
3 August World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Shenzhen
23–28 August  Smart China Expo, Chongqing
23–29 August New Zealand Fashion Week, Auckland

Contact us

If you are interested in participating in any of the events taking place in Brisbane's sister cities, please contact the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit to discuss your plans and possible areas of assistance by:

  • email
  • phone: 07 3403 8888 and ask for the International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit
  • mail to:
    International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit
    GPO Box 2287
    Brisbane Qld 4001

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

Last updated: 25 May 2021