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Sydney wins bid to host major obstetrics and gynaecology congress in 2026

Sydney has won its bid to host the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) Congress in 2026. Sydney’s global business event bidding specialists, BESydney partnered with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) on the successful bid. The decision was made by vote of the AOFOG member countries who gathered in Bali for the AO...

World’s top innovators to converge on Sydney in October

BESydney has secured the Australian edition of the international Unbound Innovation series, ‘Converge AU’. It will take place in October 2022. New South Wales’ minister for enterprise, investment and trade, The Hon Stuart Ayres MP said Converge AU would draw on innovative companies, brands and tech start-ups to Sydney and generate an expected A$4.9m (US$3.52m) boost for the tourism industry. “Thes...

SYDNEY INVIEW at IMEX with stories of a re-energised ICC and city

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) will bring its new, second edition of its Sydney InView magazine to IMEX, providing readers with a deep dive into the latest trends from ICC Sydney and the vibrant city within which it is nestled. Readers can discover, through the publication, how Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue places organiser and attendee exp...

ICC Sydney team partners with Science for Wildlife to conserve koalas

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has joined forces with Science for Wildlife, an Australian not-for-profit wildlife conservation organisation, to raise awareness about wildlife conservation under climate change and activate volunteering opportunities for the venue’s team. The initiative will see the venue use its global platform to promote the conservation group’s programmes bot...

Australia’s Get Local to lead the way back for business events with Covid resilient trade show

The meeting and events exhibition focused exclusively on Australia’s MICE market, Get Local, has ordered over 2,000 Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to be used for all exhibitors, visitors and staff on arrival. The event, that has sold out with more than 150 exhibitors confirmed, is set to take place at the ICC Sydney, 15-16 February. Donna Kessler, co-founder of Get Local, said: “For the stabilit...

NSW premier acknowledges ICC Sydney’s five years of contribution to the community

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) commemorates five years of operation in December, having contributed to AUD$2.53bn of visitor expenditure and a host of community benefits by consistently delivering successful events. With 250 events already secured for the first half of 2022 and events in the pipeline through to 2031, ICC Sydney expects a return to delivering $1bn annually to t...

Get Local sells out for February 2022 show in Sydney

Get Local, a meeting and events exhibition focused exclusively on Australia’s MICE market, to be held at the ICC Sydney, 15-16 February, 2022, has sold out with more than 150 exhibitors confirmed, organisers report. Get Local has also released an exhibitor-led video call to action encouraging meeting, incentive and event planners to come to the show and experience some of the latest products...

BECA pushes for insurance scheme as Australian state borders ease

Representatives of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) have met to discuss business survival and retention of specialist industry skills, risk mitigation and confidence, and how recovery needs to stimulate demand. Geoff Donaghy, deputy chair of the BECA, from ICC Sydney, said: “Given the significant lead time required for the national restart of the business events industry, many parts...

ICC Sydney launches webinar series for digital event organisers

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is launching a new conversational webinar programme, ‘Events in Focus’, showcasing insights into the planning and delivery processes of digital events. Brian Nash, ICC Sydney’s director of audio visual services, said: “We kick off the webinar series by introducing events delivered with a digital component. Through the webinar series, our team tal...

AIPC announces first 15 successful applicants to its Future Shapers programme

The Association of International Convention Centres (AIPC) has announced 15 successful applicants into its inaugural Future Shapers programme, which kicks off 15 September 2021. The 12 month programme has been designed to support venue managers to develop their high performers, accelerate their leadership skills and provide them with a platform to influence outcomes and improve the industry. AIPC ...