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ICC Sydney: Supporting Students, Startups and First Nations Businesses

The Iceberg has already reported on ICC Sydney’s support of regional food production. But the venue is also fostering the next generation of talent via student and startup engagement. Through its First Australians Legacy Program, ICC Sydney promotes as well First Nations businesses, offering for its delegates authentic heritage experiences. From Boardroom…

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2020 Semiconductor Conference Heading to Sydney

To add to Sydney’s conference business, Australian of the Year Scientia Professor Michelle Simmons (far left), and Scientia Professor Sven Rogge (far right), have led a successful bid for the International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors in August 2020. Australia’s expertise in the field helped secure the meeting. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Sydney Saves Use of 1m Plastic Bottles

ICC Sydney has announced that more than one million plastic water bottles have been saved from use via its partnership with Sydney Water. The venue promotes drinking Sydney tap water at events with co-branded, reusable glass bottles in all meeting rooms. This has already reduced plastic use by 12,900 kilograms. From CIM News Magazine…

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New Sydney Environmental Partnership Launched

More than 30 organisations have joined forces to improve Sydney’s environmental performance by increasing use of renewable energy, reducing water consumption, and improving waste management and recycling. The partners include ICC Sydney, whose inventive design includes a community-funded solar array, a large rainwater tank, energy efficient lighting and waste diversion strategies. From CIM News Magazine…

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Three Questions: BESydney’s Lyn Lewis-Smith

Lyn Lewis-Smith is CEO of Business Events Sydney. She also devotes her energy to championing women’s rights. Here she answers three questions: about how bidding for conferences has changed and evolved over time, about emerging association meeting trends and creating value, and about hosting and participating in the Global Summit of Women. From Boardroom…

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LAUNCH Festival Sydney Attracts Global Startup Community

Some of the biggest names in the global startup community have been attending LAUNCH Festival Sydney. This is the first time the world’s largest startup event has been held outside San Francisco in its ten-year history. Founder passes were snapped up very quickly, and the event attracted more than 1,400 delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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Sydney Wins World Forum for Direct Investment 2019

Sydney has won the right to host the 2019 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment. The official announcement was made at the 2018 event held in the UK. Business Events Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said the World Forum for FDI would open up an important conversation between international and Australian decision makers. From CIM News Magazine…

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Lyn Lewis-Smith: Sydney’s Vivid Legacies of Incentive Travel

Sydney has just hosted over 6,500 members of Jeunesse Global, the largest corporate incentive group ever to visit during the city’s Vivid festival. The huge meeting should contribute almost AU$40 million to the NSW economy. The Chief Executive of Business Events Sydney reflects on the value and legacies of such incentives. From Lyn Lewis-Smith via LinkedIn…

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ICC Sydney: Feeding Your Performance and Local Economy

ICC Sydney’s Feeding Your Performance initiative is already an Iceberg JMIC Case Study. Now a first year report from the University of Technology Sydney shows it has to date delivered AU$8.3 million to the NSW economy. More than AU$4.3 million has been spent with over 85 local producers and farmers. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Sydney: Formalising Legacy Creation

“Legacy” is the talking point not just of The Iceberg but also of the IMEX Group’s 2018 events. So as the global industry gathers in Frankfurt, The Iceberg is reposting thoughts on legacy published earlier this year by ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy. In 2017 the venue unveiled a multi-streamed legacy programme. From Geoff Donaghy via LinkedIn…

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Sibos 2018 Launches Information Security Student Challenge

The financial services event Sibos is heading back to Sydney in October and already looking to create new legacies in the destination (see JMIC Case Studies). Organisers SWIFT have launched the 2018 SWIFT Institute Challenge, which tasks Australian students with devising new ways of protecting personal information in an open banking environment. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Sydney Holds PCO Open Forum

ICC Sydney has held an industry open forum for organisers from across Australia. The meeting let the venue update the PCOs on both its facilities and multi-streamed Legacy Programme, which helps events connect with local and regional businesses to create measurable benefits. The forum is to be held annually. Photo: Camera Creations. From CIM News Magazine…

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