After two years of planning and preparation, Brisbane is ready to host the G20 Leaders Summit, with the city having already welcomed 4,000 delegates for the event.
The summit, to be held on 15 and 16 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, will be the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has hosted.
A series of initiatives are underway in Brisbane, all designed to create local experiences for visitors and delegates, ensuring the G20 Leaders Summit will leave a legacy for the city as an event destination.
Some of these innovations include:
- Australia’s reputation for world-class food and wine is growing, and Global Flavours is an international food program casting the spotlight on Brisbane’s exceptional dining experiences and fresh local produce.
- In the three weeks leading up to the summit, Brisbane has come alive with the G20 Cultural Celebrations program, with hundreds of free events in and around the city and suburbs for the people of Brisbane and the thousands of international guests.
- Brisbane’s CBD is transformed at night by Colour Me Brisbane with sound and light displays across the city and there are also interactive light and projection installations created by some of Australia’s leading projection artists, showcasing Queensland’s diversity and talent.
Tourism Australia managing director, John O’Sullivan said: “Australia’s hosting of the G20 has been a wonderful opportunity to show the world why we are regarded as a leader in delivering business events.
“Brisbane is not just hosting a meeting of some of the world’s most important leaders, it has created a total G20 city experience for all summit attendees that is simultaneously showcasing some of the exceptional food, facilities and culture we have on offer here in Australia.”