2021APCS Special Edition

The 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum Special Edition (2021APCS Special Edition) will be held in Brisbane, home of the APCS, from 8 - 12 September 2021. 

What is the 2021APCS Special Edition? 

As a by-product of a traditional biennial APCS, the 2021APCS Special Edition is a unique and highly significant event for city and business leaders to discuss pressing issues in a post-pandemic world. Under the overarching theme of 'Redefining Cities through Opportunities and Challenges', the Summit will be an exclusive platform to address city challenges,  generate innovative and sustainable ideas, discuss recovery and forge new connections with urban, business and industry leaders. 

In these unprecedented times, cities have experienced tremendous adversity, with significant challenges to local societies, economies, business, city management and lifestyle. The 2021APCS Special Edition will enable senior city and business leaders to reconnect and share their experiences on rebuilding local economies and reshape their cities for the future. 

Event title: The 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors' Forum Special Edition (2021APCS Special Edition)

Date: 8 - 12 September 2021

Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane 

Theme: Redefining Cities through Opportunities and Challenges


  • Healthy Cities - Strengthening agility, wellbeing and sustainability 
  • Vibrant Cities - Celebrating and enhancing creativity, diversity and tourism
  • Connected Cities - Redefining connections and movement
  • Intelligent Cities - Harnessing and supporting talent, innovation and business

Who will attend the 2021APCS Special Edition? 

The 2021APCS Special Edition will attract key decision-makers and influencers of urbanisation and economic recovery including: 

  • Mayors and Deputy Mayors
  • Chief Executive Officers and Divisional Managers 
  • Chief Procurement Officers of local government
  • Key business and industry leaders and representatives 
  • Senior Policy Makers, including specialists in transport, planning, environment, infrastructure, energy, water and economic development
  • Heads of industry and Senior Technical Directors with a strategic interest in city management
  • Research leaders relating to urbanisation and managing cities
  • Emerging leaders from industry and the public sector. 

Register your interest now

Register your interest now in attending the 2021APCS Special Edition. Whether you are interested in participating in the 2021APCS Special Edition as a city leader, delegate, exhibitor, speaker or partner, you can register your interest to receive updates when the registrations are open. 


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Information about the program, call for speakers and exhibitors and sponsorship opportunities will be released in the near future. Subscribe to the APCS e-newsletter to receive up-to-date information about the 2021APCS Special Edition. 


The APCS Secretariat will carefully monitor the travel restrictions to determine if any changes occur that might affect our attendees joining the 2021APCS Special Edition.

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