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24 August, 2021

Local business leaders join QLD Mayors for Asia Pacific Cities Summit

Mayor of Mackay Regional Council Greg Williamson will join business leaders and mayors from across the Asia Pacific in a not-to-be-missed summit on how to capitalise on current challenges and opportunities for the region. From 8 - 12 September the 2021 Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum Special Edition (2021APCS Special Edition), held live online and in person at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be the first time mayors and local businesses across the region have gathered since the pandemic outbreak.


This year’s summit comes after Brisbane was elected as the host city of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, an opportunity estimated to bring $8.1 billion in social and economic benefits to Queensland and $17.6 billion to Australia as a whole.  

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the summit is an opportunity for local businesses across Queensland to join the conversation and connect with other leaders.  

“From COVID to climate change, growing populations and life changing innovation to Brisbane 2032 Games, these are the hot topics that will be tackled when business leaders and mayors meet next month,” Cr Schrinner said.  

“The last time mayors and business leaders across the Asia Pacific and beyond came together was in 2019, and clearly a lot has changed since then.   

“APCS provides an excellent platform for community leaders and local businesses to leverage the exposure of Brisbane 2032 and promote their capacity and capability to foreign businesses.   

“By working together, we can be stronger, that’s why I encourage business leaders to join their mayors and register.”   

This year’s theme is 'Redefining Cities through Opportunities and Challenges' with keynote speakers including Simon Wright OBE, UK infrastructure heavyweight, Governor Martin O’Malley, Former US Presidential Candidate and ‘one of America’s five best big-city mayors’, and Kurt Fearnley AO, one of Australia’s most well-known and respected athletes.  

Mayor Greg Williamson said he looks forward to showcasing the Mackay region and encourages local business to get involved.  

“The very nature of the event and the makeup of the attendees enables networking and produces ideas that are not otherwise available at traditional LGA events in Australia,’’ Mayor Williamson said. 

“There is no doubt regions like Mackay are facing challenges and opportunities as the cloud of COVID uncertainty starts to lift.  

“This summit is an important one for leaders and businesses for our region.” 

A live and virtual exhibition will also provide businesses with the opportunity to showcase their brand, services and products to the key decision-makers of the region, including government, business, industry and emerging leaders.   

For more information and to register, visit www.apcsummit.org or call Council on 3403 8888.  


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