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Mayor Jenny Whitney last week attended the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum inBrisbane to promote our region for investment and business opportunities.
An initiative of Brisbane City Council, more than 1000 delegates representing 100 cities attended the three-day international forum from July 5 to 8.
Mayor Whitney said the summit was a great opportunity to strengthen our relationships with Asia, promote our region and also learn from the key speakers.
“The Mayor’s Forum and Accord provides an opportunity for the heads of local government toshare knowledge, develop solutions for issues and city governance and promote growth andprosperity,” Mayor Whitney said.
“As part of this event, all Mayors’ signed the ‘Mayors’ Accord’ to affirm their commitment to worktogether to deliver environmental, social and economic principles for the Asia Pacific region.”
The Asia Pacific Summit was first held in 1996 and has been held biennially since 1999, the venue alternating between the City of Brisbane and cities awarded to host the event in the Asia Pacific Region.
It is recognised as the region’s leading business and government forum for managing cities andurban development. It provides a dynamic and interactive platform for participants to exchangeknowledge, identify a common agenda, develop shared solutions, improve city governance across the Asia Pacific region and ensure sustained prosperity. This year marks its 10th anniversary.
95 Mayors who are collectively responsible for governing 122 million residents from across theAsia Pacific and beyond attended the Summit and Forum.
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