Media releases – business events and special events news
Recent media releases from Business Events Sydney (BESydney) - and related news on business tourism, conference bidding and special events in Sydney - are published below, in chronological order. If you wish to view older media releases, visit our media archives.
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Martin Boyle joins BESydney as Client Relationship Manager UK/Europe
23 May 2013
Australia’s leading convention bureau, Business Events Sydney (BESydney), continues to add to its team of leading industry professionals, with Martin Boyle joining the company as Client Relationship Manager UK/Europe on 13 May.
Martin has extensive experience across the business events sector and for the past four years has worked with European and International Associations at international management company Congrex UK as Director of Association and Conference Development. Read more about Martin Boyle.
Australia's harbour city prepares to usher in a new era of business events
22 May 2013
Never afraid to reinvent itself and challenge tradition, Sydney is welcoming a new era of innovation, creativity and exceptional event experiences.
By the end of 2016, Darling Harbour – one of the city’s premier meeting precincts – will be home to the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). The 20-hectare urban transformation of Darling Harbour will house Australia’s largest and first fully integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment facilities that will continue to attract people to meet, celebrate and do business in Sydney. Read more about ICC Sydney.
Sydney scores top spot as Australia's best for business conferences
15 May 2013
(Media release issued by the Deputy Premier of NSW, The Honourable Andrew Stoner)
Sydney continues to boost its enviable reputation as the first place in Australia to do business, topping the country’s results in the International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) Country and City Rankings Report.
The harbour city ranked number one in Australia for conferences and congresses and number 24 worldwide, a rise of ten places from last year. Sydney was also ranked sixth in the Asia-Pacific region, with the number of meetings held in the city rising from 57 in 2011 to 86 in 2012. Read more about the ICCA Rankings.
Australia...land of opportunity?
14 May 2013
Are we really the lucky country? Last night leading business people David Hutton, (Lend Lease), Greg Hywood (Fairfax Media Limited) and Alex Malley (CPA Australia), shared insights and a few home truths about opportunity in Australia – Do we take it for granted? Is it a blessing or a curse? – at Business Events Sydney’s 2013 Ambassador Dinner and Investiture.
Expertly guided by Jenny Brockie, host of Insight on SBS, the panel navigated the topic sharing candid thoughts about Australia’s current economic, social and political climate. Read more about the Ambassador Dinner and Investiture.
Business events Ambassadors assist with securing almost $400 million for NSW
13 May 2013
(Media release issues by the Deputy Premier of NSW, The Honourable Andrew Stoner)
NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner tonight congratulated Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) Ambassadors for their assistance with generating almost $400 million in economic impact for New South Wales (NSW).
Speaking at the annual Ambassador Dinner and Investiture, Mr Stoner acknowledged the value of business events as a key driver of both the State’s visitor and knowledge economies. Read more about the Ambassador and Future Leaders Program.