Young Professionals' Forum

The Young Professionals' Forum (YPs@APCS) is a long-standing and esteemed feature of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum. The prestigious program aims to provide the next generation of leaders with tailored professional development, the chance to develop ideas and city solutions, and network with city and business leaders. YPs@APCS has a strong record of attracting talented and leading young minds from across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

The 2019APCS in Brisbane welcomed back Griffith University as the Major Partner for the 2019APCS Young Professionals’ Forum. The 2019APCS Griffith University Young Professionals’ Forum presented a curated program in which 164 young professional delegates engaged in thought-provoking conversation and collaborated to propose city solutions to urban challenges relating to the 2019APCS sub-themes:

  • Innovation of Cities
  • Mobility of Cities
  • Liveability of Cities
  • Sustainability of Cities.

Those solutions were showcased to all of the attending Mayors, government officials and business leaders on the final day of the 2019APCS. The 2019APCS Griffith University Young Professionals’ Forum provided 164 emerging leaders with an opportunity to influence the decision-makers of the Asia Pacific region with solutions for today’s urban challenges.

Why join YPs@APCS

  • Pre-Summit engagement – Get an early understanding of the urban challenges and network with other Young Professionals online.
  • APCS Young Professionals’ Forum – Participate in collaborative workshops to solve real urban challenges relating to the APCS sub-themes.
  • Young Professionals’ Presentation – Present your city solutions to all attending city and business leaders.
  • Mayors’ and Young Professionals’ Dinner – Connect with Mayors from the Asia Pacific region and beyond at this exclusive networking event.
  • Additional program access – Attend keynote sessions, plenary sessions and all social and networking events.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for YPs@APCS you must:

  • be between 18-30 years of age
  • have a passion for one or more of the APCS program sub-themes.


Register your interest now in the 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2021APCS) & Mayors' Forum in Denpasar, Indonesia. Need more information about YPs@APCS? Contact us.

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