Brisbane prepares to host G20 Leaders Summit

The G20 Leaders Summit will take place in Brisbane this weekend, representing the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has hosted.

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia

The event, which takes place on 15-16 November at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland is expected to attract 4,000 delegates and up to 3,000 media representatives.

Ahead of the summit, Brisbane has organised the Brisbane Global Cafe, a first for a G20 host city, designed to act as a hub for virtual discussion on key themes ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit. 

Held at City Hall on November 12-13, seventy-five global technology pioneers, scientists, entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors and new-world thinkers will talk about deep issues that affect society in the lead-up to the G20.

Meanwhile, more than 2,000 Brisbane tourism and hospitality workers, taxi drivers and official G20 volunteers have completed Brisbane Marketing’s Brisbane Welcomes the World training programme ahead of the event.

Brisbane Welcomes the World is about creating a positive, lasting impression that will make visitors want to return to Brisbane to invest, train, attend business meetings or study.

Brisbane Marketing’s CEO, John Aitken said: "Hosting the G20 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to promote the city globally and establish a new standard for event hospitality."

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