Invitation from the Lord Mayor of Brisbane


2021 marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our region and I’m looking forward to welcoming the 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum Special Edition (2021APCS Special Edition) to Brisbane from 8-12 September.

The 2021APCS Special Edition marks the 13th occasion of this iconic event, which traditionally draws representatives from more than 130 cities to plan for the future of our cities, inspiring insightful conversations about the sustainability and accessibility of our region.

While the coronavirus pandemic presented its challenges, it also provided us with an opportunity to deliver the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum in a new, condensed format. Through the implementation of state-of-the-art technology, our world-renowned speakers will this year reach global audiences through in-person, virtual and ondemand participation options. It also presents exciting new opportunities for local businesses, who will be able to reach a wider audience and attract investment as we all continue on a path of economic recovery.

The health and economic impacts of coronavirus have been felt across the world and 2021APCS Special Edition will play an important role in helping our regions adapt, get back on our feet and transform the way our cities operate so that we are even more resilient in the future.

Together, we are a stronger region and I look forward to your participation in the 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum Special Edition this September.


Yours sincerely,


Adrian Schrinner

Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Home of the APCS


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