Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum

An initiative of Brisbane City Council, the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors' Forum drives economic growth for Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region. Held biennially, the host city alternates between Brisbane and bidding international cities.

The APCS has become one of the region's premier business and civic forums, providing a platform for governments and businesses to identify a common agenda, improve city governance and promote trade and investments opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

2019APCS

The 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum will return to Brisbane from 7-10 July 2019.

The 2019APCS will transform Brisbane into a global meeting place for the Asia Pacific region. Delegates will hear from world-class keynote speakers, contribute towards regional policy making, meet international business and city counterparts, engage in tailored business programs and be part of driving the Asia Pacific regional dialogue.

Join us in Brisbane for the 2019APCS and experience Australia’s New World City and the home of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum. For more information about the 2019APCS including registration, sponsorship,  exhibition and speaking opportunities, email the APCS Secretariat.

Previous summits

2017APCS

The 2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2017APCS) and Mayors’ Forum was held in Brisbane’s sister city Daejeon, Republic of Korea on 10-13 September 2017. The overarching theme for 2017APCS was ‘Shaping the Future of the Asia Pacific’.

More than 2400 delegates from 125 cities across the Asia Pacific region and beyond attended the summit. Keynote speakers included Ms Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Mr Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw and Dr Thomas Frey, Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute. 

2015APCS

The 2015 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2015APCS) and Mayors' Forum was held in Brisbane on 5-8 July 2015. The overarching theme for 2015APCS was 'Business and Leadership in the Asia Pacific'.

More than 1300 delegates from 135 cities across the Asia Pacific and beyond attended the event. A record of more than 90 Mayors and Deputy Mayors attended the 2015APCS. This presented a unique opportunity for businesses interested in establishing or expanding their footprint in the Asia Pacific region.

More information

You can contact the APCS Secretariat in Brisbane by:

Alternatively, you can visit the APCS website.

20 October 2017