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ydney delivered 61 international
association meetings in 2016
which is a phenomenal feat
considering last year the city had
no dedicated convention centre. Now, with
the opening of the ICC Sydney, that figure
Business Events Sydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-
Smith, said BE Sydney deliberately adjusted
its strategy to drive short lead Asian incentive
business to the city.
“On top of the 61 international association
meetings that contribute to the ICCA
rankings, in 2016 the city also hosted 48
Asian incentive events, attracting over 21,000
delegates and worth $96.4 million,” she said.
“Business from the Asian incentive market
has grown 20 per cent year on year for the
past five years and has been an important
economic contributor during the three-year
construction of the new convention centre.
We continue to see strong numbers from
“Year to date, BE Sydney has secured 23
incentives that will see over 8000 visit NSW,
delivering over $40 million to the state’s
economy. We have also seen the number of
events from India double in the past 12
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Sydney’s future business event pipeline remains strong with 130 events secured to take place
between now and 2023. Delegate numbers expected from these are more than 130,000 and an
economic contribution of $460 million.
Mr Lewis-Smith said the opening of the International Convention Centre Sydney is the start of
a new era for the city.
“We look forward to welcoming some of the world’s largest business events such as the
International Bar Congress 2017, Sibos 2018, World Congress of Accountants 2018, LAUNCH
Festival 2018 and 19, Robocup 2019, and FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics
2021 to name but a few.”
2018 Global Summit of Women
And in news just in, Sydney recently secured the 2018 Global Summit of Women. Ms Lewis-
Smith attended the 2017 summit in Tokyo in May where Sydney was announced as the host of
the 2018 event.
The 2018 summit is expected to attract more than 1000 leaders across private and public
sectors from 80 countries, and inject around $2 million into the NSW economy.
More than 50 industry and government leaders supported Australia’s bid including Lucy
Turnbull AO, David Thodey AO, Diane Smith-Gander, Lynette Mayne AM, Kerrie Mather,
Elizabeth Broderick AO, Cassandra Kelly, The Hon. Keith Pitt, The Hon. Bill Shorten, The Hon.
Tanya Plibersek, The Hon. Linda Burney and The Hon. Pru Goward.
ICC knowledge hub
Since opening in December 2016 business has been fast and furious at the International
Convention Centre Sydney.
As an attendee at the three-day Meetings & Events Australia annual conference in May it was
incredible to see the number of people being shown around the centre by sales personnel.
According to a new study from Deloitte Access Economics examining Sydney’s innovation and
growth potential, it places the ICC Sydney as an important contributor to innovation in the city.
Delivered in partnership with Sydney Business Chamber and the University of Technology Sydney
It’s a long way... on top of Sydney
Harbour Bridge. Learn how you can Rock
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The international rankings are out and Sydney has once again
been named Australia’s top ranking city for meetings.
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