G20 Cultural celebrations

  • Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, with a $146 billion economy
  • Successfully hosting the G20 Leaders Summit in 2014 enhanced Brisbane’s reputation as a city capable of hosting major events to the highest international standards.
  • Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with 283 days of sunshine per year.
  • A population of 2.2 million calls Brisbane home, with a median age of 35.
  • Mandarin is the second-most-common language spoken at home, after English.
  • The largest demographic in Brisbane is aged between 24 and 40.
  • More than a quarter of Brisbane residents were born overseas.
  • On the East Coast, it is the closest Australian capital city to Asia.
  • Brisbane is a global player in business, major events and international education.
  • It is also a research and innovation hub in the fields of life sciences, energy and resources, food and agribusiness and advanced manufacturing.
  • Brisbane’s South Bank precinct includes the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gallery of modern art: GOMA, as well as the world-class Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, venue of the Brisbane 2014 G20 Leaders Summit.
  • It is regularly singled out as a city to watch with its optimal location, growing depth of talent, innovation and diverse economic growth potential.