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 (2020) Event
1-3 November 59th International Congress and Convention Association Congress, Kaohsiung
5 Nov-30 Jan Al Dhafra Festival 2020, Abu Dhabi
5-8 November International Conference on Robotics, Control and Automation Engineering, Chongqing
6-8 November China Senior Citizen Expo, Chongqing
11-15 November Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair, Shenzhen
China eHealth Expo, Shenzhen
China Hi-tech Fair, Shenzhen
13-14 November The School & Nursery Show 2020, Abu Dhabi
19-27 November Virtual - Abu Dhabi Art 2020
20-22 November Chongqing International Food & Beverage & Catering Industry Expo, Chongqing
22 November International Conference on Agriculture, Forestry, Biotechnology and Food Science, Hyderabad
20-23 November China International Tea Industry Fair, Chongqing
TBC, November Kobe Online Sister City Anniversary Photo Exhibition, Kobe
2-4 December Asia’s Sustainable Supply & Circular Economy Conference and Exhibition, Kaohsiung
8 December Shenzhen Global Investment Promotion Conference, Shenzhen
10-11 December Blockchain World Forum, Shenzhen
17-21 December Global Tea Fair, Shenzhen
28-30 December International Medical Devices Exhibition, Shenzhen
TBC, December Marine Culture Festival, Kaohsiung
Early-mid December Event cancelled - Kobe Luminaire 2020, Kobe
Table about upcoming sister city events, dates and locations
Dates (2021) Event
3-5 January International Conference on Renewable Energy and Conservation, Shenzhen
6-8 Jan International Conference on Engineering Computing and Technologies, Hyderabad
21-23 Jan International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Future Electric Transportation, Hyderabad
1-3 Feb International Conference on Communications and Cyber Physical Engineering, Hyderabad
21-25 February International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2021, Abu Dhabi
24-28 February Auckland Art Fair, Auckland
26-28 February International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing, Shenzhen
26 February-1 March International Conference on Big Data Management, Shenzhen
22-26 Feb International Conference on Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources (GPGR), Hyderabad
29-31 Jan Global Game Jam (GGJ) , Hyderabad
3-6 March International Signs & Led Exhibition (ISLE), Shenzhen
6-21 March 36th America’s Cup 2021, Auckland
12-14 March Advanced Information Technology, Electronic and Automation Control Conference, Chongqing
26-28 March Central and Western China Medical Equipment Fair Chongqing, Chongqing
30 March-1 April Shenzhen International Toy & Education Fair, Shenzhen

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: 2 December 2020