The 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) & Mayors' Forum, which was held in Brisbane, Australia, Home of the APCS from 7-10 July, has successfully concluded. To find out more about the 2019APCS, view the 2019APCS Program Handbook or 2019APCS Photos.
The next host city has now been announced. Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia will host the 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2021APCS) & Mayors' Forum.
The 12th Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) & Mayors' Forum in Brisbane was a huge success, with more than 1400 government, business and emerging leaders from 140 cities including 83 Mayors attending the Summit.
This year's event attracted the highest number of delegates and cities for onshore Summits to date, further cementing the APCS as one of the leading forums in the Asia Pacific region.
Over four days, delegates made new business connections and had insightful conversations about the innovation, mobility, liveability and sustainability of cities, under the overarching theme of 'Driving Cities through Business and Innovation'.
The 2019APCS presented an extensive program featuring 196 presenters, including keynote speakers Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix, Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist of Amazon and Peggy Liu, Chairperson of the Joint US China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE).
The 2019APCS Mayors' Forum enabled city leaders to discuss urban challenges and opportunities in line with the Summit's sub-themes, while sharing solutions on how positive changes can affect the growth of cities across the Asia Pacific region. These discussions were incorporated into the 2019APCS Mayors' Accord, which received unanimous agreement and was signed on the final day of the Summit.
The 2019APCS also introduced several new initiatives, including Innovation Alley, which featured exhibits from 44 start-ups and new businesses across two days. The inaugural Major Project Announcement Briefings showcased $4.2b worth of tender-ready Australian and international city projects to attending delegates and businesses.
On the final day, I was pleased to announce Denpasar City as the winning host city of the 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2021APCS) & Mayors' Forum.
I was delighted to welcome leaders and experts from across the Asia Pacific region to Brisbane, Australia's New World City, for the 2019APCS.
I hope you will join us again for this prestigious event in 2021 in Denpasar City.
Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Home of the APCS