2021APCS Special Edition Highlights

2021APCS Special Edition - "Redefining Cities through Opportunities and Challenges" 

The 2021APCS Special Edition utilised the latest-generation technology, and for the first time, took place in a hybrid format - maintaining a physical presence for local attendees and introducing a virtual format for those outside of Queensland. The Summit welcomed more than 700 physical and virtual delegates representing 74 cities, including 51 Mayors and Deputy Mayors, who also participated in the Mayors' Forum. Through the new virtual platform, the 2021APCS Special Edition succesfully allowed delegates from the Asia Pacific and beyond to participate in the event, despite being unable to attend in person. 

Throughout the Summit, physical and virtual delegates made new business connections, engaged in meaningful conversations about healthy, vibrant, connected, and intelligent cities, and heard from inspiring speakers. The 2021APCS offered an extensive program featuring 100 presenters, including keynote speakers: Martin O'Malley, 61st Governor of Maryland and former Mayor of Baltimore and Kurt Fearnley AO, Australian wheelchair racer and three-time Paralympic gold medalist. 

The 2021APCS Mayors' Forum enabled Mayors and Deputy Mayors from Australia and across the Asia Pacific to meet virtually and discuss the urban challenges and opportunities facing cities as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with the Summit's sub-themes, while city and business leaders had the opportunity to collaborate on ideas and pathways for cities to move towards recovery in the new world. These discussions were facilitated by Urbis and were incorporated into the 2021APCS Mayors' Accord. 

The 2021APCS Special Edition was able to defy the challenges of a global pandemic and brought delegates together to network and exchange ideas on the future of cities will look like. 

2021APCS Program Handbook

2021APCS Highlights Video



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