Sydney is the capital of New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s largest state economy which accounts for a third of national economic output.

Our industry strengths – and the people and places that drive them – are among our greatest assets. We connect our conference clients so they benefit from them too.

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Aerospace & defence

NSW is the leading Australian state for space capabilities and activities. It is home to world-leading research and development facilities; innovation hubs, like the National Space Industry Hub in Sydney; and leading education institutions, with five of the world’s top 200 universities for physics and astronomy.

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Finance & professional services

Australia has the world’s 11th largest stock market and is top rated for financial and trade freedom. The capital of its largest state economy, Sydney has an established yet innovative financial and professional services ecosystem, from the ASX and Reserve Bank of Australia to climate-positive precincts and fintech unicorns.

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Health & life sciences

Sydney is home to world-leading medical research facilities; health and education precincts; pharmaceutical and biotechnology clusters; and five of the world’s top 200 universities for clinical and health.

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Science & engineering

NSW has a diverse science and engineering ecosystem that spans established and emerging sectors, from robotics to agricultural, biomedical and environmental engineering. It is home to an Australian-first Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility; innovation districts; and top education institutions.

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Technology & Innovation

NSW has a thriving tech and innovation ecosystem. It is home to the largest technology district in Australia, Tech Central in Sydney; three of the world’s top 100 universities for computer science; and the greatest number of STEM graduates and technology professionals in the country.