Business Events Sydney

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) is the organisation responsible
for promoting Sydney as a business events destination, identifying
new event opportunities and bringing these events to Sydney.

BESydney is a not-for-profit partnership between the New South Wales Government and the
private sector, including more than 200 leading tourism attractions, venues, event suppliers
and conference organisers. Read more

bid management


Work with us to host your organisation's next national or international event in Sydney. There are many benefits to you, your delegates, your organisation and Sydney.
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ICC Sydney

Sydney's new convention


Sydney is growing for the future. Major projects are underway in Sydney making Australia’s harbour city an even more attractive business events destination.
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Free event
planning services


AccessNSW, BESydney's free event planning service provides independent choices on the best venues, accommodation and conference suppliers in Sydney and NSW.  Read more




Sydney is one of the world's best incentive meeting destinations. Whatever your budget, interest or how many times you visit, there is always more to see.
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  • Friday 27 March 2015

    105th Rotary International Convention wins 3 categories at the 2014 NSW MEA Industry Awards

    The MEA awards were jointly accepted by Australian Rotarians including the Host Organising Committee Chair Barry Thompson, Rotary Down Under Executive Director Bob Aitken and on behalf of BESydney, General Manager of Event Delivery, Robyn Johnson. Read more
  • Wednesday 25 February 2015

    BESydney welcomes $6 million funding boost

    BESydney is delighted that the NSW Government would commit to providing the company with an additional $6 million funding over the next four years. Read more
  • Tuesday 24 February 2015

    BESydney enlists operatic talent to help Sydney shine

    AIME 2015: International delegates will benefit from some of the best cultural experiences that Australia has to offer after BESydney announced today that it would join forces with Opera Australia in a new strategic partnership. Read more
  • Thursday 19 February 2015

    Sydney and NSW to shine at AIME 2015

    AIME 2015: Off the back of its award-winning presence in 2014, Destination Sydney will return bigger than ever to Asia Pacific’s premier annual trade show. Read more
  • Thursday 22 January 2015

    $50 million mega incentive confirmed for Sydney

    Sydney will shine brightly in 2016 with direct selling company, Nu Skin, confirming the Harbour City for an incentive worth up to A$50 million to the NSW economy. Read more
  • Wednesday 14 January 2015

    Darling Harbour marks one year of stellar progress

    Construction work on Darling Harbour’s new world-class business events venue is picking up pace. Read more
  • Wednesday 14 January 2015

    Celebrating a year of progress: ICC Sydney’s construction timeline is on track

    One year on from construction commencement and ICC Sydney is a third of the way to opening in December 2016. Read more
  • Thursday 4 December 2014

    World Parks Congress delegate numbers double in Sydney

    Sydney’s global appeal combined with Australia’s world-class nature and wildlife were key factors that saw the doubling of delegates to 6,000 attendees for the recent IUCN World Parks Congress. Read more
  • Monday 1 December 2014

    Sydney secures another sought-after event for ICC Sydney in 2017

    19 events worth a combined $150 million have now been secured for ICC Sydney following the news that Sydney has been selected as the host city for the ICC WCF World Chambers Congress in 2017. Read more
  • Thursday 27 November 2014

    Sydney shines as an intellectual capital

    Sydney is the first city to be profiled as an intellectual capital with the launch of a new digital supplement and microsite to international decision makers at the ICCA Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more
  • Monday 24 November 2014

    Sydney to host World Congress of Accountants 2018

    Sydney has again outshone its competitors, winning the right to host 5,000 leading accounting professionals at the next WCOA in 2018, an event worth $18 million to NSW. Read more
  • Friday 21 November 2014

    Business Events Sydney welcomes another 10 top Australian academics and business leaders to its Ambassador Program

    Another 10 Australian luminaries have joined forces with an already prestigious group of bright minds who are passionate about profiling Sydney’s intellectual capital and achievements to the world. Read more
  • Thursday 13 November 2014

    15th World Conference on Lung Cancer wins CIM Magazine Best Meeting or Conference at Australian Event Awards

    The who’s who of the world’s environmental specialists will gather in Sydney this week for the IUCN World Parks Congress. Read more
  • Wednesday 12 November 2014

    15th World Conference on Lung Cancer wins CIM Magazine Best Meeting or Conference at Australian Event Awards

    The world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer to be held in the Asia/Oceania region has been named CIM Magazine Best Meeting or Conference. Read more
  • Tuesday 4 November 2014

    Sydney’s 13/14 results shine and BESydney board welcomes new directors

    BESydney has celebrated outstanding results in securing international events for New South Wales during financial year 2013/14. Read more
  • Thursday 30 October 2014

    Sydney’s new Gehry-designed building ahead of the ‘curve’ in innovative design 

    The new $180 million Frank Gehry-designed Business School building at the University of Technology, Sydney is about to open. Read more
  • Thursday 22 October 2014

    Sydney presents impressive bid for the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation Congress, 2017 

    The Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation Congress in 2017 could join the impressive list of business events destined to take place in the new ICC Sydney. Read more
  • Thursday 16 October 2014

    Sydney wins award for vision and innovation

    BESydney has been awarded a 2014 Prevue Visionary Award for using technology to take a unique Sydney perspective to attendees at AIME. Read more
  • Tuesday 14 October 2014

    IMEX America: BESydney announces President of 105th Rotary International Convention as new Sydney Ambassador

    Ron D. Burton, the former President of Rotary International, has become the latest industry leader to join BESydney's esteemed group of Ambassadors. Read more
  • Friday 10 October 2014

    Australia shines in Las Vegas: BESydney and ICC Sydney at IMEX America

    The meeting world’s decision makers and planners are encouraged to visit Sydney at IMEX America. Read more
  • Wednesday 17 September 2014

    Sydney motivates and inspires: direct selling company Pro-Health China returns for 2014 incentive  

    One of China’s fastest growing direct selling companies, Pro-Health China, begins its five-day incentive in Sydney tomorrow. Read more
  • Friday 12 September 2014

    CEO BESydney appointed to University of Technology Sydney Business School advisory board 

    Business Events Sydney (BESydney) CEO, Lyn Lewis Smith, welcomed her appointment to the UTS Business School advisory board, announced this week. Read more

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