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.

Dates (2020) Event
2–4 April Event cancelled - International Motor Show Abu Dhabi
2–4 April Event cancelled - Custom Show Emirates, Abu Dhabi
5-9 April Event cancelled - Culture Summit, Abu Dhabi
14–16 April Event cancelled - Cityscape – Abu Dhabi
24–26 April Event by Video Conference - 3rd International Conference on Energy, Electrical and Power Engineering (CEEPE), Chongqing
24–26 April Event by Video Conference - International Workshop on Smart Grid (IWSG 2020), Chongqing
25–26 April World Game Expo, Abu Dhabi
25–28 April Event cancelled - 28th China International Gifts, Handicrafts, Watches & Houseware Fair, Shenzhen
TBC, April Event cancelled - Conference on International Exchange of Professionals, Shenzhen
TBC, April Event cancelled - Shenzhen Smart City Forum for International Friendship Cities, Shenzhen
10–13 May Event cancelled - 2020 Institute for Basic Science – Keynote Symposia Conference on Neurocircuitry of Social Behaviour, Daejeon
11 May International Education Expo, Kaohsiung
14–16 May IJK International Jewellery Exhibition, Kobe
16–17 May Kobe Festival, Kobe
18–19 May Event cancelled - RICS World Built Environment Forum Summit 2020, Shenzhen
18–24 May New Zealand Tech Week
25–26 May 11th International Conference on Healthcare Innovation and Technology, Abu Dhabi
25–27 May Event cancelled - 14th China International Battery Fair, Shenzhen
28–30 May Environmental Protection Expo (EP Expo), Chongqing
TBC, May Event cancelled - China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair 2020 (ICIF)
TBC, May Event cancelled - Mt. Gyejoksan Barefoot Festival, Daejeon
1 June Event postponed until 27 to 30 January, 2021 - 2020 - Bride Abu Dhabi 2020, Abu Dhabi
2–5 June Laserfair Shenzhen (LFSZ), Shenzhen
12–14 June IEEE 5th Information Technology and Mechatronics Engineering Conference (ITOEC 2020), Chongqing
12–15 June 12th International Conference on Communication Software and Networks (ICCSN 2020), Chongqing
19–22 June China Watch & Clock Fair (CWCF), Shenzhen
21–23 June Fine Food New Zealand, Auckland
22–23 June 26th International Conference on Human Metabolic Health- Diabetes, Obesity & Endocrinology, Abu Dhabi
25 June Kaohsiung Dragon Boat Festival and International Dragon Boat Races
28–30 June 18th China International Green Building Decoration Materials Exhibition 2020 (BMChina), Chongqing
8–10 July ANUFood China, Shenzhen
10–13 July Kaohsiung International Cosmetics Exhibition, Kaohsiung  
19–23 July Event may be rescheduled - The 18th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (ICCDU2020), Daejeon
30 July Food Show Auckland, Auckland
31 July–3 August 2020 Kaohsiung International Travel Fair 
TBC, July Shenzhen Design Week and Shenzhen Global Design Awards, Shenzhen
12–13 August Building NZ, Auckland
6–9 August Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition 2020  and Kaohsiung Chemical & Instruments Exhibition 2020  
16–20 August Event postposed until 8-21 August, 2021 - 2020 PICMET (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology), Daejeon
14–21 August World Children's Baseball Fair, Kaohsiung
21–24 August Taiwan International Water Show, Kaohsiung
3–5 September Taiwan SMART Agriweek (TAW), Kaohsiung  
Taiwan International Fruit and Vegetable Show (TFVS), Kaohsiung 
Taiwan Agriculture Technology Expo (AGRITECH) 
Taiwan Cold Chain Expo (TCCE)  
Taiwan International Flower Expo (TFEX)  
9–13 September Auckland Home Show, Auckland
14–16 September CPhl, Pharma Regional Exhibition, Abu Dhabi
17–20 September Kaohsiung Building Show 2020, Kaohsiung  
18 September–4 October 2020 Gyeryong World Military Culture Expo, Daejeon
23–25 September China International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair, Shenzhen
29 September–3 October Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition, Abu  Dhabi
4–6 September 2020 Daejeon International Wine Festival, Daejeon
12–16 October 2020 International Union of Microbiological Societies Congress, Daejeon
16 October–1 November Kaohsiung Film Festival
21–23 October Block Chain Summit 2020, Daejeon
22–25 October Kaohsiung Food Show. Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Wine & spirits Festival (KWSF), Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Horeca, Kaohsiung  
28–30 October Global Harbor Cities Forum 2020, Kaohsiung
29–31 October Game Con, Abu Dhabi
TBC, October 2020 Daejeon Science Festival, Daejeon
TBC, October Semarang Business Forum 2020, Semarang
TBC, October Central Java Manufacturing Exhibition & Conference 2020, Semarang
TBC, October China Marine Economy Expo 2020, Shenzhen
TBC, October Kaohsiung Design Festival
TBC, November Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen
TBC, November China Hi-tech Fair, Shenzhen
2–4 December Asia’s Sustainable Supply & Circular Economy Conference and Exhibition, Kaohsiung
TBC, December Marine Culture Festival, Kaohsiung

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

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Last updated:17 April 2020