The 9th Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2013APCS) took place in Kaohsiung between the 9-11 September, attracting over 2000 delegates from over 104 international cities across Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Europe.
Highlights of the Summit included:
A vibrant and dynamic opening ceremony which attracted 1200 attendees
Attendance by senior government representatives from 85 International cities from the Asia Pacific and well beyond
The formal agreement and delivery of a Mayors Accord and Young Professionals Accord
Strong attendance from a range of international businesses who all participated in a formal business matching program
Over 150 pre-scheduled business matching appointments made for participating Brisbane and Queensland delegates
Keynote speeches from Cher Wang, founder of HTC technologies and Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London
58 participants from Brisbane Businesses in attendance
A total of 9 Mayors from South East Queensland, the largest number of Queensland to attend the Summit together
The Young Professionals Forum attracted over 100 international participants
A Young Social Entrepreneur (YSE) award was introduced, attracting over 40 international applications
The official handover of the Summit to return to Brisbane 6-8 July 2015
2015 will mark the 10th Asia Pacific Cities Summit, taking place in Brisbane. I encourage you to register your interest in attending the 2015 APCS by emailing the APCS Secretariat.