Previous Summits

Previous Summits 


Brisbane Brisbane proudly hosted the 2023 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2023APCS) & Mayors' Forum from 11 to 13 October. This year’s Summit focussed on “Shaping cities for our future” and welcomed more than 1,100 delegates from a record-breaking 171 cities, including 118 Mayors and Deputy Mayors.

Throughout the Summit delegates made new business connections and engaged in meaningful conversations around cities of sustainability, connection and legacy. World-class speakers including award-winning author and urbanist Charles Montgomery, President of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee Andrew N. Liveris AO, world champion debater Bo Seo and Executive Chairman of Visy Anthony Pratt brought these themes to life as our keynote speakers.
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2021APCS Special Edition 

The 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors' Forum Special Edition (2021APCS Special Edition) was held in Brisbane from 8 - 20 September 2021. The Summit took place in a hybrid format for the first time and welcomed over 700 delegates to the event, both physically and virtually, representing 74 cities including 51 Mayors and Deputy Mayors. Under the overarching theme of Redefining Cities through Opportunities and Challenges, 100 speakers and presenters participated in the program, 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.
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The 12th Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum was held in Brisbane, from 7-10 July and welcomed more than 1400 government, business and emerging leaders from 140 cities, including 83 Mayors. This was the highest number of delegates and cities for onshore Summits to date, further cementing the APCS as one of the leading forums in the Asia Pacific region. Under the leading theme of Driving Cities through Business and Innovation, delegates made new business connections, engaged in meaningful conversations about the innovation, mobility, liveability and sustainability of cities, and heard from inspiring speakers over four days. The 2019APCS offered an extensive program featuring 196 presenters, including keynote speakers: Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix, Andreas Weigend, Former Chief Scientist of Amazon and Peggy Liu, Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE).
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Full List

2023: Brisbane, Australia 

2021: Brisbane, Australia (Special Edition)

2019: Brisbane, Australia 

2017: Daejeon, South Korea 

2015: Brisbane, Australia

2013: Kaohsiung, Taiwan 

2011: Brisbane, Australia

2009: Incheon, South Korea 

2007: Brisbane, Australia

2005: Chongqing, China 

2003: Brisbane, Australia

2001: Seattle, United States of America 

1999: Brisbane, Australia

1996: Brisbane, Australia


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