Brisbane's 2014 G20 Leaders' Summit
In November 2014, Brisbane hosted the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders' Summit, the principal forum for international economic cooperation and decision-making. Over the days of the event, Brisbane was in the global spotlight, with leaders from the world's most influential economies gathering in our city. As an annual event, the G20 gives world leaders the chance to share ideas and outline visions regarding key international issues.
G20 was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) South Bank on 15 and 16 November 2014. During this time international leaders, delegates and media were able to experience Brisbane's highlights.
G20 is the most significant international event held in Brisbane since the 1982 Commonwealth Games and Expo '88. It showcased Brisbane as a world class destination for business, tourism, education and events.
Preparations for the G20 Leaders' Summit spanned more than two years, with Brisbane City Council playing a role in delivering the event in partnership with the Australian and Queensland Governments.
The Prime Minister of Australia was the Chair of the G20 in 2014.
The G20's permanent membership comprises of 19 of the world's most powerful countries plus the European Union. Guest countries included Singapore, New Zealand, Mauritania, Senegal and Myanmar. International organisations were also invited to attend.
The event attracted more than 4000 delegates and 3000 media representatives from around the world.
G20 member countries
- Republic of Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
- European Union
G20 guest countries
- New Zealand
- Financial Stability Board
- International Labour Organisation
- International Monetary Fund
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- United Nations
- World Bank
- World Trade Organization
The G20 Taskforce was set up in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to coordinate the whole-of-government policy agenda, manage G20 host year operations and coordinate security for the G20 meetings in 2014.
For general enquiries or for more information about the G20 Leaders' Summit, visit www.g20.org.