The future of cities in focus as Brisbane hosts Asia Pacific Cities Summit

City leaders, mayors and policy makers from across the Asia Pacific Region and further afield are meeting in Brisbane to discuss planning our future cities.

More than 1,300 key global decision makers are descending on the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) this week for the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors’ Forum.

Hosted by Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and the Brisbane City Council, this year’s summit has attracted delegates from 135 different countries.

The program – a blueprint for cities of the future – focuses on the four key pillars of innovation, mobility, liveability and sustainability of cities.

Netflix co-founder and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc Randolph is headling the line-up of keynote speakers at the Summit where he will share his insights on entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.

Keeping true to its reputation for innovation, a Brisbane first for this event was the establishment of the 2019 APCS Information Hub at the Brisbane Quarter in Brisbane’s CBD. It is believed to be the first time a conference in Brisbane has had a dedicated retail space for the purpose of pre event registration, or as a meeting place for networking opportunities.

“The event has an important role to play in the continuing growth and development of Brisbane and cities across the Asia Pacific,” said BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase Brisbane and our world-class Convention Centre and offer a warm welcome to our friends and colleagues in the region.”