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Join the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Brisbane

Submitted by Robyn Francis on August 22, 2023

Re-engage with the world at a significant scale

The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) & Mayors' Forum has been welcoming city leaders, future makers and trailblazers for more than 25 years, creating a forum to share and propel government and business relations and showcase the capabilities of cities to the world. APCS offers an unsurpassed global opportunity for city and business leaders.

The APCS has become the hallmark event for those at the forefront of cities drawing the largest and most diverse gathering of mayors in the Asia Pacific. As an award-winning summit (Australian Event Awards Conference of the Year 2020), the alumni of participating cities now surpasses 550. It is the city-shifting focus of the APCS that draws masses from all over the world to embrace reinvention, connect and catapult projects and conversations internationally.

In 2019, APCS attracted more than 1400 delegates from 140 cities, representing a population of 405 million. Over three days, more than 1000 delegates will gather in Brisbane, including mayors, policy makers, business leaders, start-ups, young professionals, leading academics and industry professionals. The 2023APCS will offer an unsurpassed global opportunity for city and business leaders alike.

The 2023APCS is your opportunity to re-engage with the world at a significant scale and at an important and unprecedented time as we shape our cities for the future.

What to expect


Do we live in cities that make us happy? Charles Montgomery helps people live better together  using research, storytelling, public experiments and collaborative urban design. He is the author of internationally acclaimed book 'Happy City', about which The New York Times wrote: “Happy City raises issues most of us have avoided for too long.” Building on his research, Charles collaborates on experiments that challenge us to see our cities—and ourselves—in entirely new ways. 


Check out the impressive line-up of Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Governors from around the world who have already registered for the 2023APCS. With an unprecedented amount of interest in the event, don't miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to connect in-person with high-calibre city decision-makers and influencers. 


Hear directly from Mayors, Chief Procurement Officers and project representatives on upcoming procurement activities and commercial opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

These briefings are an exclusive opportunity to hear major projects that will open for tender or private sector involvement within the next 12 months. 

Major project presenters at the previous APCS included Asian Development Bank, Invest Hong Kong and local governments including Blacktown, Brisbane, Townsville, Mackay and Sunshine Coast. 


Smart Cities Council is a proud sponsor of the APCS. Find us at stand 29 in the Market Hall to learn more about our work and share your Smart Cities projects. 

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