Home' micenet eMag : micenet AUSTRALIA October November 2014 Contents throughout the year to maximise the opportunity offered by the
G20 Leaders Summit.
5 Team Brisbane – Brisbane’s G20 year provided an ideal
opportunity to stage a civic pride program. The campaign was
launched by the Lord Mayor in August. The faces of the
launch phase were influential business, sporting, scientific,
cultural and industry leaders who have made their mark in
6 Brisbane Welcomes the World – The city continues to grow its
reputation as one of the friendliest and most accessible cities
in the world through its Brisbane Welcomes the World
program for service staff and city volunteers.
Queensland Police say the security operation for the G20 Leaders
Summit will be larger than any Olympic Games effort and the
biggest operation Brisbane and Australia has ever seen.
Senior sergeant Scott Harris, G20 group business and critical
engagement manager, said security arrangements during the
summit were well advanced, as were traffic and transport plans for
the city to accommodate the movement and security of visiting
world leaders, delegates and the local community.
Changes to public transport and confirmation of road closures
are being announced this month. Senior sergeant Harris did
confirm that Central railway station would remain open during the
summit and CityCats and ferries would also continue to operate.
Motorcade activity from November 14 to 16 will mean the
closure of some roads to and from Brisbane Airport, with 35
separate parties arriving, travelling back and forth to the Brisbane
Convention and Exhibition centre and returning to the airport after
Police expect CBD retailers and restaurants to be very busy in
the week leading up to the summit and over the three-day
A G20 Cultural Celebrations program designed to highlight
Queensland on the world stage and invite the community to
celebrate G20 in the lead-up to the Leaders’ Summit in November,
gets underway this month.
From October 24 to November 16 the G20 cultural celebrations
will offer a three-week program of events in Brisbane including
Colour Me Brisbane and Brisbane on Parade.
More than 30 state aircraft are expected to arrive in Brisbane for
the meeting. To cater for the thousands of expected visitors, more
than 60 hotels have been contracted to provide the necessary
Australia was named as 2014 host of the G20 Leaders Summit in November
2011. The G20 Taskforce was established in the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet in 2012 to lead and coordinate policy and operations
across the G20 host year. In 2013 Australia became a member of the
“troika”(comprised of the immediate past, the current and the next year’s
host). It will remain a member of the troika, as immediate past president,
when Turkey assumes the Presidency of the G20 after the Brisbane Summit.
micenet AUSTRALIA will feature a follow-up to the event in its December
World Finance Leaders
Meet in Cairns
The eyes of the economic world were focused on the
Cairns Convention Centre in September when the city
hosted the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank
In an open letter to the Cairns community Treasurer and
Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank
Governors Meeting, Joe Hockey, said “Cairns was a
standout host city, delivering world-class service in a world
heritage environment with a friendly and engaged
“I commend you for seizing this opportunity to remind the
world that Cairns is an ideal location for international
events and a showcase for Australia’s favourite natural and
cultural qualities. You have won over a thousand new
advocates for Cairns and Far North Queensland.”
The Cairns Convention Centre coordinated the delivery of
audio-visual and IT services in conjunction with the G20
Task Force and also housed the 300-strong global media
delegation in purpose-built offices. Everything was
seamlessly delivered via direct input through the
convention centre’s highly specialised IT backbone.
To enhance the delegate experience the centre’s team built
backdrops and signage allowing computer generated
images of the rainforest, reef and outback to be projected
through G20 logos. These were placed adjacent to the
screen used in the main meeting room and provided a
glimpse of the local region.
Catering to the world’s finance ministers and central bank
governors allowed the food and beverage team at the
Cairns Convention Centre to showcase Tropical North
Queensland’s wonderful local produce while giving visitors
a taste of Australia.
Cairns Convention Centre general manager, Ross Steele,
said it was an honour to be the host venue for the meeting.
Hosting this event has capped off a year of outstanding
success for the Cairns Convention Centre after receiving the
AIPC APEX award for World’s Best Congress Centre and
hosting what has been billed as the “best Australian Tourism
Exchange in its 35 year history”. m
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