Testimonials & Previous Summits

"Find out what others found most beneficial in joining the APCS"

For 25 years, the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors' Forum has provided immense opportunities for connection, learning, relationship-building and driving commercial outcomes between civic and business sectors. 

Previous summits 

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. Read more 

2019APCS & Mayors' Forum 

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). Read more 

Testimonials 

The most recent APCS was the 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors' Forum Special Edition (2021APCS Special Edition), which was successfully held in Brisbane in a hybrid format. The 2021APCS Special Edition welcomed more than 700 physical and virtual delegates representing 74 cities despite of the global coronavirus pandemic. Hear from 2021APCS Special Edition exhibitors by watching testimonial videos below. 

Be part of the 2023APCS & Mayors' Forum 

The 2023 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2023APCS) & Mayors' Forum will be held in Brisbane, Home of the APCS, from 11-13 October 2023. Under the overarching theme of "Shaping Cities for our Future", the 2023APCS & Mayors' Forum will attract the largest and most diverse gathering of city leaders to Brisbane, offering a global gateway and expanded network. Read more 

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