In Numbers: G20 Summit, Brisbane

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre organised its largest ever event when it hosted the G20 Leaders Summit last weekend.

Tony Abbott & Barack Obama meet Koalas at G20 Leaders Summit, Brisbane
Tony Abbott & Barack Obama meet Koalas at G20 Leaders Summit, Brisbane

The G20 Leaders Summit took place in Brisbane last weekend, representing the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has hosted. C&IT looks at the numbers behind the occasion.

2 – years and 4 months planning time

9th – venue to host a G20 Leaders Summit

365 – hours of advance visits by participating countries and organisations

22 – days build

120,000 – square metres of venue space

650 – staff worked on the event

8 – metre LED screen weighing 4 tonnes

27 – world leaders included on the guest list

3,000 – international business, finance and political journalists hosted

300 – 40-inch monitors throughout the building

70,000+ – bottles of water drunk

1,000 – kilograms of coffee beans used

100,000 – meals prepared by 100 chefs

30,000 – pieces of fruit consumed

33,000 – kilograms of fresh produce used

2 – koala bears

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