Australia’s global city, Sydney is a beacon for leaders, thinkers and innovators from around the world – everything that’s needed to connect, inspire real progress and build long-lasting relationships.
To assist meeting planners, delegates and our partners to keep abreast of the ever-changing domestic and global environment - and the support provided by government - we have collated some useful links for easy access.
As the largest economy in Australia and the ninth largest in the Asia Pacific Region, Sydney is perfectly positioned to help you shape a brighter and more prosperous future for local and global communities. A hive of innovation and thought leadership, the city is making global connections as the academic and business hub for Australia’s signature industry sectors.
Spoilt for choice 41 airlines make more than 700 direct international flights to Sydney Airport every week from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Just an 11-hour flight from half the world’s population, Sydney is Australia’s most accessible city.
And once you’ve landed, Sydney’s city centre is only 8km (5 miles) away via your choice of taxi, train, airport shuttle bus, or private transfer, whichever you prefer. But the vast array of choices doesn’t stop there – there’s a range of accommodation, from the city to the coast and hinterlands to choose from. You’ll feel at home the minute you step off the plane.
Like many countries around the world, Australia also has requirements for entry visas.
A venue to meet Sydney is a spirited and cosmopolitan city: where every neighbourhood has its own distinct energy and character, and you’ll find a range of outstanding venues to connect people in the heart of the city.
A place to sleep From internationally–renowned, five-star luxury suites and spacious apartments, to boutique and budget hotels, Sydney has more than 42,000 rooms to suit every style and budget. And most are within easy walking distance or a short taxi ride to major attractions and venues.
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
A beacon of innovation in the heart of the city ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier global meeting venue. This state-of-the-art convention, exhibition and entertainment venue has been purpose-built to respond to the future demands of the industry with the capability and flexibility to meet a comprehensive range of event requirements.
Located waterside and at the nexus of both the Darling Harbour entertainment precinct and a university, start up and innovation precinct, ICC Sydney is close to the action, close to accommodation and has the capacity and facilities to inspire and delight in equal measure.
A city that keeps on giving The true value of global meetings is the opportunity to exchange extraordinary ideas, challenge one another and inspire progress. Sydney brings a new and unique global perspective, close proximity to Asian growth markets, and the quality infrastructure and experienced local industry you need. All this, capped off with costs comparable with its global big city peers.
Everyday costs like transfers and meals won’t break the bank, and all taxes are included with hotels and other accommodation. Plus, if you consider all that Sydney has to offer – its beauty, energy, diversity and ability to surpass objectives – how can you afford not to consider it?
Culture and Entertainment
Sydney’s culture is as dynamic, diverse and interesting as the people who call it home.
A greener city. A brighter future. Australia’s inextricable link between nature and culture, makes sustainability a key priority for New South Wales and Sydney alike. In 2016, Sydney was ranked equal first for sustainability and the natural environment in PWC’s Cities of Opportunity. In 2018, the Sydney Opera House was certified carbon neutral. Now, the city is on a mission to redefine Australia’s sustainability credentials and BESydney is a supporter in driving this initiative forward.