Promoting the advantages of meeting in Australia’s global city, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) hosted some 30 clients at a VIP reception at the Australian Embassy in Washington on 27 September.
Guests were then invited to attend the Washington Ideas Forum, 28-29 September, which attracts some of America’s most intriguing leaders in policy, business, technology and culture. Keynote speakers for 2016 included David Chang, celebrity chef and Founder of the Momofuku Group; Whitney Wolfe, CEO and Founder of Bumble; and John Brennan, Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency.
This year’s US Sydney Speaker Series aligned with the Forum as part of Sydney’s dedicated client offering aimed at helping associations meet the challenges in the rapidly changing global environment. The International Sydney Speaker Series was launched last year with keynote speakers innovation expert Frans Johansson in the US and the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations, Lord Sebastian Coe in the United Kingdom.