The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum is the region’s premier Summit that brings together one of the largest number of city leaders with the best and brightest in business. Today, cities are increasingly recognised as key influencers, connectors and contributors to the global economy and the Summit is the platform for connection and knowledge exchange.

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. APCS attracts city leaders and key influencers looking to engage with companies who can provide innovative urban solutions to cities.

Key features of the APCS program include:

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

Now over 25 years young, 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 express their ideas and solutions as one united voice.

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. Council is the Secretariat of the APCS.

Global reach of the APCS

Figures from 2019APCS

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