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Sydney’s Change Agenda Helping Associations to Meet with Purpose

Business Event Sydney (BESydney) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) have been leading the way in business events for 65 years (55 years and 10 years respectively). Their trusted leadership in the impact of business events has meant the organisations are at the forefront of a new era of business events that focus on…

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TECH CENTRAL, SYDNEY: How Business Events Drive Deep Tech

Sally-Ann Williams FTSE leads the charge in Australia’s deep tech revolution as CEO of Cicada Innovations, an incubator nurturing visionary innovators tackling global challenges through science and engineering. From MedTech to Clean Energy, Cicada has empowered hundreds to bring high-impact technologies to the world. The Iceberg joins Williams to understand the collision spaces and ecosystem…

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BESydney Shares Customised Event Smarts on New Portal

From Conference & Meetings World: Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has launched its new event planning portal, designed to support event organisers to access tools, resources, and funding to host their business event in Sydney. The new planning portal has been designed in consultation with customers who run small events and agents to address the challenges…

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CHANGE STARTS HERE: How BESydney Advances the Government Agenda

In a candid interview from Sydney, New South Wales, the General Manager of Content, Creative & Corporate Affairs at Business Events Sydney – Carolin Lenehan – shares the conversation that is now being had between her organisation and government – a conversation that The Iceberg would urge all DMOs to share with their city, state,…

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Sydney to Host 5th World Conference Of Women’s Shelters

From BESydney: Wesnet (Women’s Services Network Inc.) is pleased to announce that together with the Global Network of Women’s Shelters (GNWS), Australia will be hosting the 5th World Conference of Women’s Shelters (5WCWS) in Sydney from 15-18 September 2025. This will be the first time ever held in the Southern Hemisphere. Launched in New York…

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ICC Sydney Elevates Corporate Ethics Through ‘RESPECT’ Initiative

From Boardroom: In the heart of Darling Harbour in Sydney, the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) stands out not only as a top-tier venue for international gatherings but also as a paragon of corporate responsibility and ethical conduct. Anchoring its operational philosophy firmly on the principle of respect, ICC Sydney has taken significant strides…

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The International Council on Monuments and Sites General Assembly 2023

From Business Events Sydney: The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a non-government global professional association that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world. The ICOMOS General Assembly and the Scientific Symposium provides an opportunity for heritage professionals and enthusiasts to come together to deliberate on heritage…

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ICC Sydney Showcases Best Case Studies of 2023

From ICC Sydney: Following a bumper year of business events, ICC Sydney is proud to share some of the best event case studies of 2023, featuring events across local, international, entertainment, corporate, exhibition and association sectors: Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference Discover how ICC Sydney approached its commitment to sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion for…

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New Social Impact Specialist Joins BESydney Team

From BESydney: As part of Business Event Sydney’s (BESydney) Change Starts Here agenda, it has engaged a Social Impact Specialist to drive the Social Impact strategy from the bidding stage all the way through, with a focus on measurement. Tina Demetriou will be joining the team from 21 November bringing a strong background in event…

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Sydney bets all on Intellectual Capital

From PCMA: Progressive and innovative, Sydney is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. In addition to an environment that is ripe for new and expansive ideas, the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities is equipped with an advanced infrastructure, from modern meeting facilities to a seamless…

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ICC Sydney: A Venue Beyond Borders

From Boardroom: Inclusivity, accessibility, sustainability — these factors are no longer afterthoughts, they’re the driving criteria that determine where a conference is held. And for association planners looking for a streamlined way to ensure these aspects are met, they’re finding a 360-degree approach as host destinations and convention centres work hand-in-hand. Championing the motto “More…

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ICC Sydney Strengthens Commitment to Social Impact

From ICC Sydney: In a demonstration of its commitment to philanthropy and social impact, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has recognised its charity clients at its inaugural appreciation luncheon yesterday. The event follows a bumper year for ICC Sydney where charity and not for profit organisations declared at least A$7.1…

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New Change Starts Here: Strategic Agenda For BESydney

From BESydney: Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has unveiled its new Change Starts Here strategic agenda aimed at sharing the depth of possibilities for powerful global change when hosting business events in Sydney. BESydney is shifting the business event narrative, with CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith explaining, “We want our business events delegates to meet the people, enjoy…

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CREATIVE CAPITAL: SXSW Extends Sydney’s Credentials

From ICC Sydney: SXSW Sydney®, the Asia Pacific region’s largest innovation, culture, gaming, music and screen event has launched overnight at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global. The precinct welcomed thousands of patrons to the SXSW Sydney Screen Festival’s Opening Night film premiere of The Royal Hotel, followed by a welcome…

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Unveiling the Innovation Powerhouse of Tech Central

From Boardroom, by Vicky Koffa: Conferences are conduits of knowledge and innovation when met with a solid ecosystem of academia and business. Sydney, with its dynamic fusion of talent, cutting-edge tech facilities, and stunning natural surroundings, has emerged as the ideal destination for hosting global tech and innovation-focused events. At the heart of Sydney’s tech…

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Sydney Builds Sustainability Legacy Through Business Events

From Skift Meetings: Sydney, Australia, has won the inaugural Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement) and #MEET4IMPACT Impact Award. The award recognizes the BESydney Impact Program, a social impact methodology and framework for business events across the region. As one of the top 10 most liveable cities on the planet, Sydney’s focus on sustainability is not…

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The Sydney Handprint: Pride of a Nation

The Southern Hemisphere’s very first WorldPride held in Sydney, Australia in March, over 17 days extending to 400 events proved an opportunity to galvanise the LGBTQIA+SB community in standing together in a powerful call for equality. The Theme: Gather. Dream. Amplify and Sydney delivered on every level as Robin Mack, Executive General Manager for Commercial…

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Sydney’s All-Embracing Path to a Sustainable Future

Sydney, the dynamic capital of New South Wales, is not shy in adopting change to create growth and foster sustainability. New infrastructure and economic clusters are being developed throughout the region under the umbrella of Sydney’s future-focused approach for an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable world. From Boardroom…

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ICC Sydney Drives Social Impact as Host of Stand Tall Event

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, prepares to welcome its charity partner event, Stand Tall, for the seventh consecutive year – which is set to surpass in person attendance and broadcast reach records. Following a sold out hybrid event in 2022, youth mental health charity… From ICC Sydney…

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World Congress on Endometriosis in the 2025 Calendar for Sydney

Secured by the Australian Society of Endometriosis working with the bidding specialists at BESydney, the Sydney Congress will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney and will attract more than 1000 people to the harbour city generating an estimated $3.9million in direct expenditure over four days. From Business Events Sydney…

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