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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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ICC Sydney Attendees Generate AU$785m for NSW in Year One

Delegates attending events at the International Convention Centre Sydney have generated AU$785 million in direct expenditure for New South Wales over the venue’s first year of operation, according to a Deloitte Access Economics study. Almost AU$560 million of the generated expenditure is derived from international and interstate visitors. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Sydney Publishes Art Book

In yet another example of the creative legacies of business events, ICC Sydney has published a book celebrating its art collection. “ICC Sydney Art Collection: A Curated Collection of Art to Celebrate Sydney” includes commissions both for the new venue and for the first convention and exhibition centre in Darling Harbour. From CIM News Magazine…

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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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