$50 million events to be hosted by new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour
Acting Premier Andrew Stoner described the success BESydney had had in securing high-profile events for the new facility, three years from its opening in late 2016, as phenomenal.
“Securing these events is a vote of confidence in the NSW Government’s plans for the state’s conventions and exhibitions industry”, Mr Stoner said.
He added: “It shows that there is a lot of faith in Sydney as Australia’s leading business events destination, and that we are living up to our reputation by delivering world-class infrastructure”.
The seven international events BESydney has secured for Sydney’s new convention and exhibition facilities are:
- International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference 2017: 4,000 delegates estimated economic impact $18 million.
- 2017 AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress: 2,000 delegates, estimated economic impact $7.3 million.
- International Association of Restructuring Insolvency Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL) World Quadrennial Congress 2017: 800 delegates, estimated economic impact over $2.1 million.
- International Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors 2017: 1,600 delegates, estimated economic impact $6.8 million.
- Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress: PAQS 2018: 500 delegates, estimated economic impact $2.2 million.
- 20th International Congress of Cytology 2019: 1,200 delegates, estimated economic impact of $4.8 million.
- Confidential international meeting 2022: 1,500 delegates, estimated economic impact of $6 million.
ICC Sydney is part of the NSW Government’s $2.5 billion transformation of Darling Harbour. In just three years’ time, Darling Harbour will have undergone its biggest change in 25 years with a new hotel, new convention, and exhibition and entertainment facilities.
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