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$50 million events to be hosted by new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour

18 February 2014
Business Events Sydney have secured seven international events for the yet to be completed venue, worth almost $50 million to the state economy.
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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.

Image courtesy Infrastructure NSW.

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