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October 20, 2014

Australia: City of Sydney Brings in the Business

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The City of Sydney has helped secure 10 international conferences, providing a $42 million boost for the local economy while work to redevelop Darling Harbour’s exhibition and convention centre continues.

The City pledged $1.5 million over three years to Business Events Sydney (BESydney) to help it attract major events throughout the three year demolition and reconstruction job.

“Our investment through Business Events Sydney demonstrates our commitment to growing Sydney businesses,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

“It has directly contributed to attracting more people to our city, growing our profile as a world-class destination at a time when international competition for large business events is getting stronger.

“Ensuring that Sydney remains a destination of choice for business travel has huge benefits for the hospitality and tourism sectors right across our local government area.”

BESydney chief executive Lyn Lewis-Smith said the City’s expertise had helped secure more than 11,000 national and international delegates for big conferences between 2014 and 2017.

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