World leading speakers and sessions

Meet@APCS business program

Mayors’ Forum and Mayors’ Accord

APCS Market Square exhibition

Young Professionals’ Forum (YPs@APCS)

Social and networking events

The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) is focused on bringing business, industry and cities together to enable them to build relationships and effectively contribute to the success and sustainability of our cities into the future. 

With a history of 28 years, the APCS continues to be a powerful hub for cities in the region to share ideas and solutions, to collaborate internationally and enable city and business leaders to improve their regions.

History of the APCS

The APCS, founded in 1996, is Brisbane City Council's signature, biennial, international event for driving economic growth for Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region. The Summit is an integral part of Council's economic development agenda for the city to foster international networks and forge new business relations throughout the region. Brisbane City Council is the Secretariat of the APCS.



APCS takes out Best Conference of the Year

The 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors' Forum was awarded 'Best Congress or Conference' at the 2020 Australian Event Awards. 

This prestigious award is given annually to a congress or conference that best advances the aims of the organising body and provides a rewarding experience for attendees. It is an immense honour that the 2019APCS has been recognised as the best conference of the year in Australia. 

The 2019APCS was the 12th Summit in its history and welcomed more than 1400 government, business and emerging leaders from 140 cities including 83 Mayors.

The APCS would like to thank all city leaders, delegates, speakers, exhibitors, partners, young professionals and volunteers for making the 2019APCS in Brisbane Australia's best conference of the year! 

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