Sydney secures global innovation event Converge for October


The Australian edition of the internationally renowned Unbound Innovation series, Converge AU, will be held in Sydney this October.

Secured by Business Events Sydney, the three-day innovation event is expected to bring in 3,000 innovators from across the globe to the International Convention Centre Sydney.

“These festivals are a global series of events connecting brands and corporations with startups to learn more about the latest offerings in cutting-edge technologies,” said Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres.

“By hosting Australia’s first Converge AU event we are building on the significant support we have already provided to growing international business opportunities, showcasing local expertise globally and promoting skilled migration to NSW.”

BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said Sydney won the bid due to the strength of the local start-up and innovation ecosystem.

“The momentum of Sydney’s tech scene right now combined with the growing presence of world-leading talent and research breakthroughs at our leading institutions positions Sydney as an attractive destination for international delegates to learn, collaborate and do business,” Lewis-Smith said.

Daniel Seal, the founder and CEO of Converge AU, said they are looking forward to delivering the first Australian event.

“We operate in leading global cities and partner with forward thinking governments like the NSW Government and trade agencies to deliver our unique innovation festivals and are excited to deliver Converge AU in Sydney in 2022 and beyond,” Seal said.