BESydney increases its pipeline of events


Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has increased its pipeline of events to 103 to be held between now and 2030.

“As well as attracting some 128,000 delegates to boost the local visitor economy, the conference programming at these events will give more Australians access to the world’s best practice and thinking on AI, biodiversity, education, engineering, defence and aerospace, critical minerals and all aspects of human and animal health as well as significant social issues of concern to us all including gender-based violence and aging,” said Lyn Lewis-Smith, BESydney’s CEO.

The strong forward pipeline follows Sydney securing 25th place in the worldwide ICCA city rankings, and ranked 6th in the Asia Pacific region. The city also secured 3rd place in the recent CVENT rankings for the Asia Pacific.

Highlight events from the pipeline this year include the Global Health Security (800 delegates); International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress (2500 delegates); International Congress on Mathematical Education (2800 delegates); International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections World Congress (1000 delegates); and Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (1500 delegates).

Next year the city will welcome the ACM The Web Conference 2025 (1000 delegates); World Conference of Women’s Shelters (1000 delegates); International Astronautical Congress (4500 delegates); World Congress on Endometriosis (1000 delegates); and 23rd International Vacuum Congress (1500 delegates).

“We have also seen some fantastic market turnaround from the corporate meetings and incentive side of our business, where global corporations are choosing Sydney to rebuild corporate culture and drive innovation, educate, incentivise and inspire their top talent,” said Lewis-Smith.

Tourism Australia also celebrated the ICCA 2023 rankings with Australia ranking in 13th (up from 24th the previous year) and 3rd in the APAC region.

Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison said supporting Australian destinations through the Business Events Bid Fund Program presented a huge opportunity for Australian tourism.

“Since its inception our Business Events Bid Fund has been helping to support a thriving visitor economy by building a strong pipeline of future international business events across Australia,” she said.

“Our rise up ICCA’s global rankings is a testimony to the collaboration and strength of industry, and of course our destination offering.”