G20 Leaders Summit
Brisbane’s rapidly growing global reputation as a city of opportunity was affirmed by its selection as the host of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit.
The G20 Leaders Summit is the world’s primary forum for global economic cooperation and decision-making.
It will be the most important gathering of world leaders ever held in Australia, with members representing about 85 per cent of global GDP, more than 75 per cent of global trade and two-thirds of the world’s population.
About 4000 delegates and 3000 domestic and international media will converge on the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre for the summit from November 15-16.
They will be welcomed and won over by Australia’s new world city.
Brisbane is an economic powerhouse of the Asia Pacific region, with an innovative and entrepreneurial heart.
It’s a city that draws world leaders, international business and investment. It has defied the recent global downturn, and leads Australia’s economic growth.
Brisbane offers a potent combination of a business-friendly, stable political environment and a young, educated, multicultural society with stunning surrounds, cultural sophistication and an enviable climate.
A digitally savvy city, Brisbane is a magnet to growth industries as well as major events like the G20, and home to internationally-renowned scientists and research centres.
Brisbane ranked in the top seven most liveable cities in the world at the prestigious 2012 Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and has been named one of the Top 10 Asian Cities of the Future by the London Financial Times fDi Magazine.
A world-class destination for conferences and business events with first-rate facilities, event services and venues, Brisbane has benefited enormously from ongoing investment in multi-million-dollar infrastructure.
Brisbane will become ninth host city of the G20 Leaders Summit, joining the elite ranks of cities such as London, Toronto and Seoul.
The world leaders and finance ministers will be joined by key officials from the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund.
Delegates and media attending the G20 Summit will have no shortage of first-class accommodation, and their stay in Brisbane will be enhanced by the city’s numerous attractions.
These include rich cultural and leisure opportunities, friendly locals, affordability, accessibility, al fresco dining and a breathtaking natural backdrop of national parks and island escapes.
The global spotlight will be on Brisbane during the G20 Leaders Summit and the city is ready to shine.