Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) CEO Lyn Lewis-Smtih said the five international events secured for the centre showed strong confidence in the new facilities and supported the Government’s investment in the redevelopment of Darling Harbour.
The new convention facilities opening in late 2016, and the broader precinct including a vibrant innovation hub, will provide a vital platform for the world to connect with the State’s industry leaders, fresh-thinkers and emerging talent.
“Five international events, worth an impressive combined total of almost $34 million, have now been confirmed for ICC Sydney. This comes on top of the 60 expressions of interest from national association events for the new centre,” Ms Lewis-Smith said.
The International Association of Restructuring Insolvency Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL) World Quadrennial Congress 2017 and the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference 2017 will be the first two major international conferences to take place in ICC Sydney.
Worth almost $18 million to the NSW economy, the IBA Annual Conference 2017 is expected to attract an estimated 4,000 legal professionals to Sydney to debate, collaborate and innovate, while
INSOL is expected to bring 800 delegates to the city and inject almost $2 million into the NSW economy.
The five international events secured for Sydney’s new convention and exhibition facilities are:
• International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference 2017: 4,000 delegates, estimated economic impact $17.9 million
• 2017 AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress: 2,000 delegates, estimated economic impact $7.2 million
• International Association of Restructuring Insolvency Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL) World Quadrennial Congress 2017: 800 delegates, estimated economic impact over $2 million
• Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress: PAQS 2018: 500 delegates, estimated economic impact $1.5 million.
• 20th International Congress of Cytology in 2019: 1,200 delegates, estimated economic impact $4.8 million