Well known as a place of breathtaking natural beauty, Sydney is also home to a rich base of mind-blowing local talent that is helping to shape our future. The city is energetic and engaging; a hive of innovation across a number of key industries, including financial and professional services, the digital economy, education and research, and medical sciences.
Sydney is a proven event host. Known the world over as Australia’s ‘harbour city’, it’s blessed with stunning natural landscapes and a near-perfect climate. It’s also home to an established and professional event services industry, and world-class meeting infrastructure and accommodation options. Just as importantly, it offers easy accessibility between the airport, conference facilities and the city centre, and is a safe and stable destination for international visitors and locals alike.
Of course, it has a culture to match, with a dynamic dining scene, a love of the arts, a passion for sport, and a naturally exuberant spirit. All things considered, there’s simply no better place to hold your next event. Small or large, your conference or incentive program will be perfectly catered for in Australia’s global city.
Host to high-profile global events such as the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, 2007 APEC Leaders Conference, 2008 World Youth Day and 2014 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Sydney offers a safe pair of hands for your event.
Sydney ticks all the boxes!
Content provided by Business Events Sydney (BESydney), the convention bureau for Sydney and New South Wales. The company works collaboratively with government, the university sector and business community to bring the world’s best and brightest to the harbour city to connect, collaborate and innovate, and show the world how Sydney shines as one of the world’s favourite places to meet.
Designed to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s organiser and delegate, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) will be the city’s prime meeting space with indoor and outdoor networking areas that take full advantage of the stunning backdrop of the world’s largest natural harbour and the Sydney city skyline.
ICC Sydney is already proving to be a huge draw card in our efforts to bring the best and brightest to Sydney’s shores. BESydney has secured a growing number of leading international events, including Sibos 2018, World Congress of Accountants 2018 and World Chambers Congress 2017. This is a sign of genuine confidence in Sydney and its ability to deliver. ICC Sydney will open this December 2016 and will be a place where the world’s greatest thinkers will gather to shape a better tomorrow.
ICC Sydney will be Australia’s first fully-integrated convention, events, exhibition and entertainment centre. Featuring a striking contemporary design, leading technology and world-class meeting and exhibition spaces; ICC Sydney has been specifically designed to respond to future demands of the industry with the capability and flexibility to meet a comprehensive range of event requirements.
ICC Sydney has a unique double-stacked configuration, allowing three major conventions to run simultaneously. The venue is fully integrated with world-class technology; creating a connective hub for the world’s brightest minds to meet, connect, inspire and engage in future business ventures. The venue will feature a robust IT backbone to support the rapidly changing audio visual and technical requirements of meetings and presentations over the coming decade.
The venue sits on the Sydney Harbour foreshore within its own dynamic dining, leisure and residential precinct; positioned in the heart of Australia’s global city being surrounded by finance, technology, innovation and learning hubs. It is the jewel in a 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour by the NSW Government.
Managed by AEG Ogden, every event will be in the hands of globally experienced professionals.
ENERGETIC, VITAL AND OPEN SYDNEY
Iconic buildings, historic landmarks, beautiful beaches, sporting events, award winning restaurants and a diverse culture blend to create endless opportunities to explore and enjoy beautiful Sydney. The relaxed outdoor lifestyle sits comfortably alongside an edgy cosmopolitanism that gives rise to a thriving arts, music, theatre, sports and dining culture, and a year-round calendar of festivals and celebrations for literally everyone to enjoy – most at little or no cost!
ICC Sydney is set upon the city’s ‘Cultural Ribbon’, linking Sydney’s amazing attractions and highlighting the sparkling harbour setting offering green spaces, retail and restaurant spaces and entertainment venues. ICC Sydney, part of the $3.4b reinvigoration of Darling Harbour precinct will provide local, national and global visitors the opportunity to discover Sydney’s top food, coffee and wine experiences. Further enhancing the entertainment and dining experiences of Harbourside, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf, ICC Sydney will house 10 external facing restaurants across the venue.
Sydney has a sunny climate with mild winters and warm summers. More extreme temperatures are recorded in the inland western suburbs. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year, but is highest between March and June. For more weather information, head to Tourism Australia’s weather in Sydney.
English is the main language in Sydney.