An initiative of Brisbane City Council

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Held biennially, the host city alternates between Brisbane and bidding international cities.

Previous host cities

Year Host City No. of participating cities No. of delegates
2013 Kaohsiung 102 2292
2011 Brisbane 115 1160
2009 Incheon 150 1568
2007 Brisbane 104 900
2005 Chongqing 127 900
2003 Brisbane 96 600
2001 Seattle 102 401
1999 Brisbane 70 256
1996 Brisbane 34 128

 

Previous participating cities

Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Ahmedabad , Amsterdam, Antwerp, Auckland, Bangalore, Bangkok, Banjarmasin, Barcelona, Belize, Beijing , Blagoveschensk, Brisbane, Busan, Cairns, Calgary, Caloocan, Capetown, , Changsha, Cordoba, Cebu, Changhua, Changwon, Chiang Mai, Chengdu,Chennai, Chita City, Chongqing, Choungcheongbuk-do, Choungcheongnam-do, Chungju, Colombo, Daejeon, Dalian, Dangjin-gun, Donghae, Da Nang, Darwin, Debracen, Delhi, Durban, Dusseldorf, Faisalabad, Fukuoka, Gimcheon, Gimpo, Gosung-gun, Guacheon, Gunsan, Guadalajara, Guangzhou, Gujurai, Gyeongju Gyenggi, Gwangyang, Gwangju Hachioji, Haifa, Hai Phong, Hamburg, Hiroshima, Hobart, Honolulu, Honiara, Ho Chi Minh City , Hong Kong, Honolulu, Hyderabad, Incheon, Indianapolis, Iquique, Islamabad, Jakarta, Johor Bahru, Kaohsiung, Kathmandu, Kawasaki, Kaohsiung, Kalocsa, Kathmandu, Kinmen, Kitakyushu, Kobe, Koror, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, Little Rock, Lockyer Valley, Logan, London, Mandaluyong, Manila, Melbourne, Milan, Missouri, Mumbai, Moscow, Naga City, Nonsan, New York, Los Angeles, Luxor, Madrid, Marseille, Minsk, Mito Ibaraki, Montevideo, Mpumalanga, Nanjing, New Dehli, New York, Nicosia, Novosibirsk, Nuremberg, Oakland, Osaka, Ottawa, Penan, Perth, Phnom Penh, Philadelphia, Phuket, Pingtung, Pohang, Portland, Port Moresby , Poznari, Pune, Qingdao, Reno, Riga, Rio de Janiero, Roskilde, Samara, San Antonio, Sapporo, Seattle, Seattle, Seberang, Semarang, Seol, Shanghai, Shenzhen Shimonoseki, Shizuoka, Singapore, South Lampung, San Francisco, Samarkand, Sor-Trondelag, South Tarawa, Surabaya, Suva , Suwon, Sydney, Taichung , Taipei, Tainan, Taitung, Taoyuan, Tianjin, Timisoara, Tokyo, Tomsk, Toulouse, Toronto, Toowoomba, Vancouver, Tashkent, Trikala, Tsukuba, Tulsa, Turin, Uppsala, Vienne, Vladimir, Yantai, Yeosu, Washington, Wellington, Wonju, Yokohama.

2013APCS

The most recent Asia Pacific Cities Summit was held in Kaohsiung in September 2013.

Highlights of the 2013 Summit include:

  • attendance by senior government representatives from 102 International cities from the Asia Pacific region and beyond
  • keynote speeches from Cher Wang, founder of HTC technologies and Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London
  • the formal agreement and delivery of a Mayors Accord and Young Professionals Accord
  • strong attendance from a range of international businesses who participated in a formal facilitated business meeting program
  • a well-attended business meeting program for international delegates
  • participation by over 100 Young Professionals
  • introduction of a Young Social Entrepreneur (YSE) award, attracting over 40 international applications
  • the official handover of the Summit to return to Brisbane 6-8 July 2015.