Premier greets International Rotary Convention

Published 3rd June, 2014 in Family & Community Services

Around 20,000 International Rotarians have assembled at Sydney’s Olympic Park to attend Rotary International’s 105th annual convention.

Premier Baird welcomes Rotary delegates
Premier Baird welcomes Rotary delegates

The Rotary International’s annual event is expected to contribute an estimated $60.5 million to the State’s visitor economy. Rotary is a 1.2 million member international service organisation, dedicated to supporting humanitarian initiatives around the world.

“Sydney is proud to host the 2014 Rotary International Convention, which is being attended by up to 20,000 delegates from more than 150 countries,” said Mr Baird.

“This year’s convention is providing significant economic and tourism benefits to NSW, with the event injecting an estimated $60.5 million into the State’s economy.

Mr Baird described Sydney as a major events capital in the Asia-Pacific region, and said the Rotary event was an excellent opportunity to showcase the Harbour City to Rotarians from around the world.

“I encourage all of the Rotary delegates here for the conference to take the opportunity to explore Sydney and regional NSW during their visit”, Mr Baird said.

Rotary International's convention runs until 4 June 2014.

Published 3rd June, 2014 in Family & Community Services