Young Professionals' Forum

The Young Professionals' Forum (YPs@APCS) is an exclusive program and your ticket to professional growth, networking opportunities, and the chance to turn your ideas into solutions for cities, all while keeping costs down or revenue generating.

The YPs@APCS, offers unparalleled opportunities for young professionals to engage, network, and propose innovative solutions for cities. With impactful connections, real-world learning, and a legacy of success, seize this chance to shape the future of our cities and businesses. 

Join us now and be part of the change

This program has had a proven record of attracting the brightest young minds from throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond while also connecting them with city and business leaders to chat and exchange their ideas and solutions.

In 2023, Griffith University proudly returned as our Major Partner, spearheading a program that empowers young professionals to propose groundbreaking city solutions. From pre-summit engagement activities to exclusive presentations, YPs@APCS offers a curated journey towards impactful change.

Here’s what’s in it for you: 

  • Pre-Summit Engagement - Introduction to the urban challenges and kick-start your networking journey.
  • YPs@APCS Forum – Immerse yourself in insightful sessions, hear from renowned speakers, and engage in collective problem-solving.
  • Young Professionals’ Presentation – Your chance to pitch your solutions directly to mayors, government officials, and business leaders.
  • Main Program Access – Enjoy keynote and big-picture sessions, access to exhibitors, and social and networking events.

Why should you join YPs@APCS? 

  • Real-World Learning - Workshops offer hands-on experiences and real-world insights.
  • Impactful Connections - Network with mayors, city officials, and business leaders, and make your mark on the future of the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
  • Make a difference – talk directly to those leading cities in the Asia Pacific region and share your thoughts.

Past testimonials stand as powerful evidence of YP@APCS effectiveness in empowering young people.


“I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Young Professionals’ Forum at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum 2023. The opportunity to attend, listen to some incredibly inspirational keynote speakers and have the space to share ideas and learn from other likeminded young professionals was invaluable. We discussed topics and themes important to our generation and beyond.”

Hollie Jones | 

“Joining the 2023APCS Young Professionals’ Forum is an opportunity of a lifetime. I got to listen to and connect with key decision makers, understand the direction our cities are going in and make friendships with future leaders. It’s really a wonderful event that you don’t want to miss.”

Daniel Dunn | 

2019APCS YP communique - Read now.

2023APCS Young Professionals Forum in Brisbane


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