2014 G-20 Brisbane summit
|2014 G-20 Australia summit|
|Date||15-16 November 2014|
|Venue(s)||Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre|
|Follows||Russia summit, 2013|
|Precedes||Turkey summit, 2015|
The 2014 G-20 Australia summit will be the ninth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. It will be held in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland on 15-16 November 2014. The hosting venue will be the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Up to 4,000 delegates are expected to attend with around 2,500 media representatives.
Australian media says that Australia will have a significant effect on the agenda.
The Prime Minister of Australia at the time of the 2011 G-20 Cannes summit, Julia Gillard, was asked to have Australia host the 2014 summit. Brisbane was selected over Sydney because the city was better equipped to cater for a significant increase in plane arrivals and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre will be undertaking renovations at the time.
The city will experience an unprecedented level of security. Residents of inner-city Brisbane will be expected to carry identification and obtain security clearance. Roads between the central business district and the Brisbane Airport will be temporarily closed. Around 1,500 security specialists including interstate and overseas personnel together with thousands of Queensland police will make patrols. Some public transport services traveling close to event venues will be cancelled.
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