The 2011 Asia Pacific Cities Summit, takes place at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre between July 6 – 8 and brings together business and civic leaders from across the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Americas. The City of Brisbane hosts this year’s summit under the theme “Business of Cities”, with emphasis on sustainability, connectivity, and managing growth.
This summit is strategically tailored for business matching that enables businesses to meet and create opportunities with companies and contacts from the Asia-Pacific and around the world. The summit has already attracted more than 80 cities from Australasia, Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and the Americas. It promises to be a grand event with over 500 delegates registered, including nearly 50 mayors, and 100 business organisations. This also marks an important statement that Brisbane is back to business after the January floods.
The program features over 40 expert speakers drawn from multinational corporations, leading world municipalities and global organisations. The exciting benefits for delegates include keynote speeches from –former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani, and founder of Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson.
For more information visit the summit website http://www.apcsummit.org/
Personal note/Disclaimer/Hidden adgenda: The summit also hosts a Yong Professionals’ Program, which I hope I’ll be able to attend (given that I manage to prepare for my PhD confirmation that is scheduled for the same day). The Brisbane International Student Ambassadors will be there at the summit to participate on workshops, forums and seminars on professional development.