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Playing the Long Game: The Power of Conferences

The question is often asked: what are the benefits of holding conferences? Often the real answers to the question only emerge years after an event has taken place, when the ideas presented or connections made have become breakthroughs that save lives, change society or redefine best practice and policy. Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and the…

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ICC Sydney Launches Legacy Programme

ICC Sydney is to roll out a multi-streamed legacy programme, designed to connect the world’s brightest minds, industry leaders and delegates across a diverse cross-section of Sydney’s community. Starting in January, the scheme will foster knowledge exchange, collaboration and engagement around four streams: Innovators, Generation Next, Aboriginal Australia and Sustainability. From CIM News Magazine…

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BESydney and UTS Publish “The Power of Conferences” Book

Business Events Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney have published a new book about the legacies of business events. Built around profiles of ten distinguished thought leaders, and focussing on the role meetings have played in their stories, the book also analyses the outcomes conferences help create. Photo: Fairfax Syndication. From CIM News Magazine…

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Business Event Security Must Meet Olympic Standards

The head of security for the London 2012 Olympics, former MI5 Director General Lord Jonathan Evans, has given a Sydney Speaker Series keynote at the High Commission of Australia in London. “Collaborative activity between the venue, the event organisers, law enforcement and security authorities is critical”, he said (see also Opinions). From CIM News Magazine…

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BESydney Appoints Seven New Ambassadors

Professors Nigel Lovell, Emma Johnston and Bill Ledger were among seven new ambassadors BESydney has just welcomed into its programme of business leaders and academics that advocate for bringing meetings and events to the New South Wales capital. Guest speaker at BESydney’s annual Ambassador Dinner was gender equality champion Elizabeth Broderick. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Sydney Recycling Creates Sustainability Legacy

ICC Sydney says it has prevented the use and discarding of 520,000 plastic bottles during its first ten months by using recyclable glass instead in all meeting rooms. This amounts to saving 6,656 kg of plastic, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 270 tonnes. The scheme is partnered with local supplier Sydney Water. From Meetpie.com…

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Asia Still the Driver for Sydney’s Business Events Success

Business Events Sydney’s results, announced by new chairman Bruce Baird, show Asia is largely responsible for the destination’s record-breaking wins. The figures also highlight 85 events delivered during the year with an estimated direct spend of AU$170.1 million. Over a decade Asia business has grown by 20 percent every year. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Sydney Announces 1000th Event

Less than twelve months after launching, the ICC Sydney has already secured one thousand events and attracted one million visitors. The venue is outperforming both the former Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Sydney Entertainment Centre combined, doing better its first six months than the previous venues in their last. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Sydney: Feeding Your Performance

Many international convention centres use sophisticated methods to measure the economic impact of business events in their host cities. Others recognise the importance of food in customer experience and promote programs like paddock to plate or food miles. ICC Sydney marries these two concepts together and takes them to a new level by measuring the…

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Sydney: “Transformation”, AIPC 2017 and ICC Sydney

The gleaming new ICC Sydney has just hosted the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC). As well as being a prime example of what a modern centre should itself be, the entire Darling Harbour redevelopment precinct was also the perfect setting for a theme of “Transformation”. From CIM News Magazine…

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AIPC 2017 Annual Conference Held in Sydney

“Transformation” was the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC). The transformed meetings industry landscape of Sydney, Australia, was the setting… and at its heart the gleaming new venue of ICC Sydney. Among the speakers was Professor Greg Clark, whose city perspective was also a recent highlight of IMEX. From Boardroom…

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The Iceberg Publishes First JMIC Case Study

The first of a series of high-level academic case studies investigating meetings legacies has been published on The Iceberg and Business Events World. The report has been prepared as part of the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Case Study Program – see the video below – and adheres to strict academic criteria. It is research-based, includes valid measurable data, and…

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