Lyn Lewis-Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Business Events Sydney

Lyn Lewis-Smith is CEO of BESydney and leads a global team of professionals spanning Europe, North America and Asia who are charged with securing global meetings of strategic, economic and social benefit to Sydney, Australia. The organisation works across sectors which include infrastructure, technology, professional services, advanced manufacturing, education and health.

Lyn’s prior leadership experience spans banking, resources, transport, public private partnerships, tourism and sport. She Chairs the Committee’s Liveability Loveability Taskforce, is a Graduate of the AICD, immediate Past President and Director – Australian Association of Convention Bureaux, University of Technology Sydney Business School Advisory Board Member, DestinationsNext International Advisory Council Member and a Member of the Team NSW Tourism Taskforce.

Lyn has won a number of accolades for her leadership, including Destinations International Humanitarian Award for co-authoring with the UTS Business School, the publication Determining Business Events Legacies beyond the Tourism spend.