Conference case studies

ICC World Chambers Federation 10th World Chambers Congress

Over 1,200 of the world’s leading business chamber leaders and professionals convened in Sydney in September 2017 to exchange and develop community best practice. In a nod to Sydney’s growing stature in the international economic marketplace, the International Chamber of Commerce’s World Chambers Federation held their signature event, the 10th edition of the World Chambers Congress (10WCC) in the city, welcoming delegates from over 100 countries to the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). Find out more

International Bar Association (IBA) 2017

The International Bar Association unites more than 80,000 lawyers and over 190 bar associations and law societies from 160 countries. Its annual IBA conference took place in Sydney in October 2017 as the result of a compelling bid from Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and the Law Council of Australia. The event was a major success exceeding the delegate target of 4,000, with 4,134 registrations from over 100 countries. Find out more
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10th INSOL Quadrennial Congress 2017

The INSOL International Quadrennial Congress is the largest gathering of insolvency and restructuring professionals in the world. With over 10,000 members worldwide, the quadrennial congress is the association’s flagship event and is attended by one-tenth of their membership base. The event was hosted in Sydney for the second time in just 12 years. Find out more

21st ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

The world’s foremost researchers and practitioners from data mining, knowledge discovery, data analytics and the big data sector congregated in Sydney for the 21st Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference (KDD15). Find out more

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress, 2014

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 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress. Find out more

IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2014

The IEEE Communications Society has 45,000 members and the ICC is a flagship conference of the society, representing one of the largest global gatherings of researchers and industry professionals in the field. The Sydney conference was no exception and attracted more than 1,500 delegates from around the globe to discuss the latest advances in this vibrant and constantly evolving field. Find out more

105th Rotary International Convention 2014

The 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney in June eclipsed targets by over 2,000 people, with 19,653 attendees participating in the four-day program. Find out more

15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, 2013

The World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) is the world’s largest meeting that is dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Find out more

16th International Congress of Dietetics, 2012

The International Congress of Dietetics (ICD 2012) marked the first time the high-profile, quadrennial event had been held in Australia in over thirty five years. Find out more

6th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care

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. Find out more

26th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress

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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. Find out more

5th IWG World Conference on Women in 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. Find out more

International AIDS Society Conference, 2007

The 4th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2007) was held in 2007 in Sydney, Australia four years after Business Events Sydney (BESydney) won the bid. This conference occurs every two years and focuses on the scientific and medical aspects of HIV/AIDS. Find out more

Joint Congress of the IFSSH and IFSHT, 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

Sibos Conference, 2006

In October 2006, Sydney hosted more than 7,000 delegates who converged on Sydney for the prestigious SWIFT International Banking Operations Society (Sibos) Conference. Find out more

World Congress of Neurology, 2005

Sydney hosted the 18th World Congress of Neurology in 2005, bringing more than 5,200 delegates to the city including 500 speakers, staying in more than 30 of our top hotels. Find out more

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