Contact Us
  |  
  Search
Friday, 28 July 2017
Subscribe to newsletter
South East Queensland and Brisbane

South East Queensland is Australia’s fastest growing region and accounts for two-thirds of Queensland’s population. The region covers Brisbane, The Gold Coast, The Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Brisbane: The State Capital

Brisbane is located in the south-east corner of the state of Queensland, which sits on the eastern sea-board of Australia. Queensland has a vision for its future, encompassing a diverse economy powered by bright ideas, a population with the best health in the country, an environment and a lifestyle that’s well protected, an education and training system that’s world-class, and a community that’s safe and caring.
Essentially, Brisbane and Queensland are becoming known as the innovative brains of the Asia Pacific.Over the last decade, Brisbane has exhibited strong economic performance and infrastructure investment has kept the local economy in a great position to capture a larger share of emerging global opportunities. Brisbane is considered to be Australia’s ‘New World City’ – a city that has welcomed the skills, capital, ideas and culture from new residents and investors.

In addition to its economic strength, Brisbane is governed by the largest municipal government in the Asia-Pacific region and has been recognised as one of the top 10 Asian cities of the future by the London Financial Times fDi Magazine6.

International alliances and overseas links and agreements are also shaping Brisbane’s future prosperity. In fact, Brisbane and Queensland have international agreements and commitments to cities around the world.

Every four years, Brisbane is the host of the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) a three-day forum that focuses on business growth, trade, investment and economic outcomes for participating delegates and sponsors and developing partnerships. In 2011, The APCS was held in Brisbane on 6th - 8th July.

International alliances and overseas links and agreements are also shaping Brisbane’s future prosperity. In fact Brisbane and Queensland have international agreements and commitments to cities around the world including links with Shanghai (China), South Carolina (USA), Kyonggi (Korea), Saitama (Japan) and Central Java (Indonesia), cooperation agreements with British Columbia in Canada and Washington State in the USA and trade agreements with Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Brazil.

Queensland is the leading Australian state doing business in Latin America and there is high-level government support to access these potentially lucrative Latin American markets. Essentially, Brisbane and Queensland are becoming known as the innovative brains of the Asia Pacific.

G20 - Brisbane, Queensland 2014

On 15th and 16th November 2014, the Group of 20 (G20) leader’s summit will be held in Brisbane, Queensland, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The G20 is “the premier forum for international economic cooperation and decision making among the major economies of the world” and “works to strengthen the global economy, reform international financial institutions, improve financial regulation and discuss the key economic reforms that are needed in each of the member countries”.

The G20 is expected to attract over 4,000 delegates and 2,500 domestic and international media representatives.

Hosting the G20 in 2014 provides Australia with the unique opportunity to “influence the global economic agenda, to strengthen our engagement with the leaders of the world’s major economies”38, and will showcase Queensland on a global stage.

Information adapted from the 2013 LSQ Member Directory.