Young professionals' program

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What is the 2011 APCS?

  • A global event, the 2011 APCS will be held in Brisbane – Australia’s new world city - from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July 2011
  • Leaders from multinational corporations, world municipalities and academic institutions will share ideas and solutions to global challenges  
  • A high profile line-up of internationally acclaimed speakers will feature alongside plenary sessions, panel discussions, question and answer forums and international case studies  
  • APCS 2011 dialogue will be focused on the key theme – “The Business of Cities” and the three sub-themes:  “the business of green cities”, ”the business of smart and connected cities” and “the business of growing cities”

Young professionals' program

Young Professionals (YPs) will enjoy complete access to the Summit program as well as a pre-Summit networking session and workshop on Tuesday 5 July. The unique program is hands-on, run by other young professionals and designed to create a fast-moving and open dialogue focusing on the key Summit themes.

This exclusive development session has limited places. Participants will collaborate with other leading young minds to test and grow ideas and later showcase them to the wider Summit delegates.  


APCS young professional checklist

  • Are you a young professional aged between 18-25 years?
  • Do you want to engage with global business and civic leaders?
  • Are you passionate about “the business of cities”?
  • Do you want your ideas heard by top global leaders?
Does this sound like you or someone you know? Register now and get involved!

Exclusive young professional opportunities at the 2011 APCS

Once registered, YPs will have the opportunity to apply for one of three speaker positions at the YP workshop or the YP representative who will join the interactive panel session on the final day of the Summit. Complete the ”2011 YP speaker application for”’ to be in the running.

Additional opportunities for YPs at the 2011 APCS include:
  • Showcasing ideas within the Trade Market Square, the Summit exhibition space
  • Developing and delivering the YPs’ Accord to the full Summit audience on Friday 8 July

Key dates   

Young professional early bird registration deadline* 6 June 2011
YP speaker application form submission deadline 20 June 2011
Young professional speaker applicants notified 27 June 2011
Young professionals pre-Summit workshop 5 July 2011
2011 APCS 6 - 8 July 2011

* Young professional registration deadline exclusive only to those that meet young professional criteria

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