15 February 2012


Lyn Lewis-Smith announced as Chief Executive Officer

Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) Chairman, Col Hughes, has announced that Lyn Lewis-Smith has been officially appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Australia’s leading convention bureau.

The announcement has been greeted as a sign of stability and growth within BESydney. Lyn has achieved strong results during her time as Chief Operating Officer, and most recently as Acting Chief Executive Officer.

“Lyn has extensive experience both in the business events and tourism industry. She is absolutely the right leader for the BESydney team and her appointment is both well-deserved and a key driver for BESydney’s ongoing success,” comments Col Hughes.

Lyn Lewis-Smith adds, “It’s an extremely exciting time in Sydney and with many redevelopments and revitalisation projects underway, the city is undoubtedly changing. I am extremely confident in my team’s ability to manage the opportunities presented by developments such as Barangaroo, the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct, The Star and Royal Randwick (to name a few), and to maximise the benefits for Sydney’s business event offering. BESydney has the expertise, connections and leadership to continue delivering great results for the harbour city.”

The appointment is effective immediately.

View Lyn Lewis-Smith’s full biography.

For further information or to request an interview with CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith:
Rebecca Mills, Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +61 2 9332 5218
Mob: +61 420 960 108


About BESydney


  • BESydney is a partnership between the New South Wales Government and the tourism industry. BESydney is a highly proactive organisation that has been successful in globally connecting Sydney through conventions, conferences, congresses, incentives and business meetings for over 40 years.
  • BESydney promotes Sydney as a business events destination, identifies new event opportunities, and competes to bring these events to Sydney.
  • BESydney has global network spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas (international offices are located in London, Montreal, Hong Kong and Shanghai). BESydney was the first Australian convention bureau to open an office in Asia.