Business Events Sydney (BESydney) have celebrated the achievements of its Global Ambassadors for their contributions to New South Wales and the country.
BESydney’s 11th Ambassador Gala Dinner was held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) with this year’s theme ‘Dare to Rise: Building Sydney and Australia back best’.
Nine new Global Ambassadors were welcomed to the roster of leaders of industry and academia spanning medical research, technology, creative industries, engineering, business and science.
NSW Premier and Incoming Patron of the Global Ambassador Program Dominic Perrottet paid tribute to the work of the Ambassadors in helping secure conferences for the state.
“BESydney Global Ambassadors will play a vital role to ensure that Sydney and NSW build back best, creating legacies that will benefit our communities and the world, for both current and future generations,” he said.
Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said the induction of new ambassadors shows that ‘Team Sydney’ is growing and going from strength to strength.
“In a post-Covid world, it has never been more important to have highly talented individuals promoting Sydney and NSW on the world stage,” he said.
The nine new Ambassadors include Richard Alcock (Vice Chairman Bank of America and Chairman Western Sydney Local Health District); Martin Green (Scientia Professor at the UNSW and Director of the Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics); Tan Le (founder and CEO EMOTIV); Ming Long (non-executive Director at QBE Insurance); Sam Mostyn (president of Chief Executive Women); Paul O’Sullivan (Chair Western Sydney Airport); Professor Andrew Parfitt (Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Technology Sydney); Professor Mark Scott (Vice-Chancellor and President University of Sydney); and Sally-Ann Williams (CEO Cicada Innovations).
BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said the past two years have allowed the organisation to review its strategy and plans for the future.
“The delivery of the 2022 Ambassador Dinner is the centrepiece event of the year to celebrate our Global Ambassadors and supporters,” she said.
“Our Global Ambassadors are people with the power to shape the future, who share our ambitions and work with us to secure significant global meetings for NSW. They are among the world’s boldest and brightest thought leaders and industry influencers, and BESydney’s greatest assets, and we thank them for all they do.”