Sydney conference bid win case studies
Winning the bid to host a conference, event or business meeting in Sydney is lucrative and rewarding for both your association’s or organisation’s local branch and Sydney as a whole. But it requires time, effort, professional knowledge and teamwork across a number of industries and organisations.
Conference bid win case studies
To give you a better idea of how we've helped partners win bids to host conferences, business meetings and events in Sydney, here are a few examples:
World Conference on Lung Cancer, 2013
Sydney won the right to host the 2013 World Conference on Lung Cancer in 2008 following almost eight years of campaigning by Business Events Sydney (BESydney). This achievement for Sydney demonstrated that a united industry, government and stakeholder approach could and would pay dividends.
26th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress
Many exciting advances in the field of eye health were unveiled when more than 4,000 delegates from 67 countries converged on Sydney in March 2011 for one of the biggest eye health conferences ever held in Australia – the 26th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress.
Some 700 speakers and more than 2,500 presentations and posters covering the full spectrum of eye disease and vision problems provided a comprehensive and robust scientific program for ophthalmologists, orthoptists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, other allied eye-health professionals and ophthalmic industry representatives.
6th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care, 2011
Research has demonstrated that approximately 23,000 children under the age of five die unnecessarily every day. That is 960 unnecessary deaths every hour. A desire to improve this disturbing statistic was the common goal for more than 1,500 specialists who convened in Sydney over five days in March 2011 for the 6th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care.
Amway China Leadership Seminar, 2011
Sydney was the centrepiece for one of the largest corporate events of the year, when direct selling business, Amway China, brought more than 8,000 of its top sales representatives to Sydney during January 2011, as part of its annual incentive and training program to reward its great performers.
Martin Liou, Vice President of Amway Greater China, said the event provided a valuable experience for the people selected to attend, made possible only through a well coordinated and uniquely Australian program of activities.
7th International Melanoma Research Congress, 2010
Sydney hosted the 7th International Melanoma Research Congress in November 2010. The Congress attracted 950 delegates from 30 countries which was the highest attendance in the history of the Congress. Sydney’s bid was described as ‘outstanding’ with the fantastic destination, Australia’s strong links with Melanoma and the 5 star facilities offered. Sydney had once again demonstrated its ability to deliver a successful congress.
5th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport 2010
The IWG is an independent coordinating body consisting of representatives of key government and non-government organisations from all regions of the world. It has the overarching objectives of promoting and facilitating the development of opportunities for girls and women in sport and physical activity throughout the world. The IWG acts as catalyst for government and non-government organisations concerned with the development of girls and women through sport. The IWG World Conferences on Women and Sport are recognised as landmark events which raise the profile of women and sport issues, demonstrate commitment to effecting positive change and highlight the host community’s contribution to success in this area. Most importantly, well-attended world conferences stimulate action at national, regional and international levels.
International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, 2007
Sydney hosted the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in 2007, four years after BESydney won the bid. More than 6,500 people from 150 countries participated in the four-day conference, more than double the original estimate, making it Sydney’s biggest business event of the year and injecting AU$14.6 million into the local economy.
Joint Congress International Fed. of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and International Federation of Societies of Hand Therapists, 2007
In March 2007, for the first time in history, hand surgeons and hand therapists met at the same time. More than 2,000 participants came to Sydney for the five-day conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, which included more than 750 live scientific presentations, poster sessions and a trade exhibition of more than 40 stands.
Find out more about how BESydney has helped win bids for the city, read case studies from 2005-2006.
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