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Brisbane - home of APCS

The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors' Forum is an initiative of Brisbane City Council that drives economic growth for Brisbane, South East Queensland, Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region. Held biennially, the host city alternates between Brisbane and bidding international cities. The APCS was first held in Brisbane in 1996 and has continued to run for over twenty years.

The APCS has become one of the region's premier business and civic forums, providing a platform for governments and businesses to identify a common agenda, improve city governance and promote trade and investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

The 2017 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2017APCS) and Mayors' Forum will be held in Brisbane's sister city Daejeon, South Korea from 10-13 September 2017.

The 2019APCS returns to Brisbane and will continue to build upon the success of previous summits.

The APCS is an integral part of Brisbane City Council's economic development agenda for the city to foster international networks and forge new business relations and solid economic and trade relationships amongst cities, organisations and individuals in the region. Brisbane City Council is the Secretariat of the APCS.

Brisbane - Australia's New World City

Brisbane, Australia's New World City, is the capital of Queensland and the nation's third largest city. It is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia — a city powerhouse, driving Queensland's economic growth. With a reputation as a sophisticated modern economy, cultural diversity and world-class industry capabilities support Brisbane's growing influence in the Asia Pacific region and reputation as a global investment destination.

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