Netflix boss to thrill Brisbane at Asia Pacific Cities Summit

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Netflix co-founder and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc Randolph will headline the Asia Pacific Cities Summit and Mayors’ Forum that is set to attract more than 1,000 civic and business leaders from more than 100 global cities to Brisbane in July next year.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said since it was established by Brisbane City Council in 1996, the summit had grown its reputation as an event of global significance.

“Brisbane is now a hub for innovation and start-ups and it’s a coup to have Netflix co-founder and initial CEO Marc Randolph coming here to share his insights on entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation,” he said.

“Council is committed to building Brisbane’s economy and hosting next year’s Asia Pacific Cities Summit is an opportunity for local businesses to meet with the key decision makers of the Asia Pacific and fast-track their footprint in this rapidly growing market.

“Serious business transactions are negotiated during the summit and deliver considerable, ongoing economic benefits for the people of Brisbane.

“The previous Asia Pacific Cities Summit held in Brisbane in 2015 attracted more civic leaders than the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum held in New York.”

Cr Quirk said early registrations were now open for 12th edition of the biennial event that would see Australia’s New World City provide the backdrop for more than 1000 delegates from across the region to build partnerships, exchange knowledge and hear from a variety of international speakers from 7-10 July 2019.

“Business, industry and government professionals are all invited to join them in addressing a global audience of key decision makers and influencers from leading cities throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond, with the call for speakers now open.

“Next year’s summit theme, ‘Driving Cities through Business and Innovation’, will open up a dialogue of discussion amongst leaders from more than 100 global cities and is a fantastic opportunity for Brisbane, our businesses and growing global reputation.

“Businesses can participate by taking part in the [email protected] Business Program, sponsoring or partnering with us to promote their company, or by exhibiting products and services at the event and I encourage our city’s business community to take advantage of these great opportunities.”

Cr Quirk said early bird registrations for the 2019APCS were now open via

To register now, or for more information about the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2019APCS) and Mayors’ Forum, visit or call Council on 3403 8888.