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Brisbane to Host G20 Summit

Brisbane to Host G20 Summit

This November, Brisbane will host the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders Summit, the principal forum for international economic cooperation and decision-making.

Over these days Brisbane will become capital city of the world, with world leaders from the most influential economies gathering in our city.


What is the G20?

The Group of Twenty (G20) is a group of major advanced and emerging economies. The G20 consists of representatives from 19 countries and the European Union coming together. The G20 is the premier forum for its members’ international economic cooperation. For more information see About G20.

Where is the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2014?

This year Brisbane has been chosen as the host city for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2014. The summit will be held on 15 and 16 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank.

What are the G20 Cultural Celebrations?

From 24 October to 16 November 2014, the G20 Cultural Celebrations program will include an array of cultural events, visually stunning lighting displays and many other activities for those attending to participate in. Brisbane city and surrounding areas will come to life offering a world-class celebration of arts, culture and sport.

Theme for 2014

This years program consists of an array of signature events, music in parks and pugs, street performances, art, and lighting the city up in a number of unique ways. These celebrations will reflect Brisbanes participation as the host city of the G20.

As Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in Davos in January 2014, if the largest economies can individually achieve higher growth and can cooperate to achieve higher global growth, then every economy benefits.

As G20 chair in 2014, Australia is developing with members an agenda to structure Leaders’ discussions at the Brisbane summit on practical outcomes around the key themes of:

  • Promoting stronger economic growth and employment outcomes
  • Making the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks

Will you be heading to Brisbane over this time to check out what’s on offer for the G20 Summit this year? Tell us about it in the comments below.


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