Events and opportunities in Brisbane's sister cities

Brisbane 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.

On this page, you will find a list of major events and activities taking place in 2018 in Brisbane's nine sister cities as well as contact information, should you be interested in participating in any of the events.

Dates (2018) Event
January   
15-18 January World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi
February   
3 February Hosting & Domain Conference, Hyderabad
9-10 February AR and VR Expo, Hyderabad
11-13 February World Government Summit 2018, Abu Dhabi
19-20 February Digital Nations 2030, Auckland
19-21 February World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) India, Hyderabad
22-24 February BioAsia 2018, Hyderabad
25 February Kaohsiung International Marathon 
25-26 February International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (ICOAE), Kaohsiung
26-28 February Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week 
March   
2 March Kaohsiung Lantern Festival 
7-10 March International Home Furnishing Expo, Shenzhen
15-18 March Taiwan International Boat Show, Kaohsiung
19-20 March Food Safety & Compliance Conference, Auckland
20-23 March World Congress of Environmental Health, Auckland
22-23 March Smart Urbanation, Hyderabad
29-31 March China-Midwest Electronics International Fair, Chongqing
29 March - 1 April International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition, Shenzhen
30 March - 2 April Kaohsiung Industrial Automation Exhibition 2018 
April  
4-6 April 3rd Shenzhen Mothercare Baby Expo, Shenzhen
17-19 April Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2018 
20-22 April 55th China International Pharmaceutical Machinery Exposition, Chongqing
25-28 April International Gifts, Handicrafts, Watches and Houseware Fair, Shenzhen
May   
1-5 May International Pet Fair, Shenzhen
3-5 May TOEwine Expo, Shenzhen
5-6 May Shenzhen Hong Kong International Education Expo, Shenzhen
9-11 May Surface Finishing Expo, Chongqing
10-12 May China International Green Building and Energy Expo Chongqing
10-14 May 14th International Cultural & Industries Fair, Shenzhen
19-20 May Kobe Festival 
19-27 May Auckland Tech Week 
22-24 May 13th International Battery Expo, Shenzhen
June   
2-10 June 22nd Shenzhen Hong Kong Macau International Auto Show and 1st New Energy and Smart Auto Expo, Shenzhen
6-12 June International Auto Fair, Chongqing
15-17 June International Cross-border Trade Expo, Shenzhen
22-24 June International Drone Expo, Shenzhen
24-26 June Fine Food New Zealand, Auckland
July   
13-16 July Kaohsiung Wine & Spirits Festival (KWSF)
26-29 July Food Show Auckland
August  
5-8 August The 14th International Conference on Motion and Vibration Control (MoViC2018), Daejeon
16-17 August Building Nations Symposium, Auckland
18-20 August Foodtech Packtech, Auckland
19-24 August International Union of Materials Research Societies - International Conference on Electronic Materials (IUMRS-ICEM2018), Daejeon
September  
6-7 September Kobe Industrial Fair
9-14 September 45th International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-KNC) Annual Congress, Daejeon
19-21 September Kaohsiung Water Fair
21-24 September International Motorcycle Trade Expo, Chongqing
25-27 September 2018 Global Harbor Cities Forum, Kaohsiung
dates to be confirmed 2018 Daejeon International Wine & Spirits Fair 
October  
11-13 October The 4th China (Shenzhen) International Internet and E-commerce Expo
20-23 October Daejeon Science Festival 
25-28 October Kaohsiung Food Show 
November  
16-21 November China Hi-Tech Fair, Shenzhen
18 November Kobe Marathon
Dates to be confirmed 2018 WTA Daejeon Hi-Tech Fair 

Events listed in this calendar may be changed or cancelled at the discretion of the organiser. Council is not liable for any changes or cancellations of these events.

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
    Australia

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18 January 2018