G20 Brisbane

Barack Obama

The enduring legacy of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit hosted in Brisbane will benefit all future conferences held in the city.

Conference organisers and delegates coming to Brisbane for business events can capitalise on a range of initiatives put into place to provide a unique and unforgettable conference experience for G20 visitors.

What: The 2014 G20 Leaders Summit is the most significant 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.

When: 2014 G20 Leaders Summit took place in Brisbane from November 14-16.

Who: Brisbane hosted 4000 delegates and 3000 media during the G20.

Brisbane’s G20 Legacy

Initiatives put in place to meet the needs of G20 delegates and visitors will be invaluable for future event organisers who choose Brisbane to host their conferences.

Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing are delivering a city-wide campaign including the development of a welcoming strategy aimed to engage the business events industry at all visitation touch points.

  • Free wi-fi is now available in the Queen Street Mall and South Bank Parklands.
  • Service and transport industry staff and volunteers have been re-trained to provide a better welcome to delegates.
  • A new wayfinding initiative will add a new dimension to visiting Brisbane for G20 delegates, future delegates and tourists as a whole.

Brisbane Global Cafe

The Brisbane Global Cafe is a three-day thought-leadership forum focusing on important world issues. The world’s thought and opinion leaders will converged in Brisbane City Hall ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit to discuss five key themes – Improving Human Life; Powering Future Economies; The Digital Future; Tourism’s New Frontiers; Cities of the Future.