Nine influential Australians have joined Business Events Sydney as its global ambassadors, part of the BESydney Global Ambassador Program Patron.
Latest entrants include Melanie Brock, chair emeritus, Australia NZ Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Tokyo); Joseph Carrozzi, managing partner, Sydney, PwC Australia; Carol Pollock, chair, Bureau of Health Information; Jim Prendergast, past executive director chief operating officer, IEEE (New York); Ann Sherry, executive chairman, Carnival Australia; Gabrielle Trainor, board, Infrastructure Australia, and board of trustees Western Sydney University; Peter Osborne, managing director Asia, Blackmores International (Singapore/ Taipei); Andrew Macintosh, chairman, Acorus and AustCham Hong Kong and Macau (Hong Kong); and Chris Boshuizen, operating partner, Data Collective VC (San Francisco).
The programme now features 100 ambassadors across the New South Wales economy.
Emphasising the important role the ambassadors play in the advancement of Sydney’s economy, Bruce Baird, BESydney’s board chair said the programme has “helped secure over A$320 million (US$230 million) worth of global events that will be coming to Sydney from now up until 2026”.
He credited the achievement to the “power of networks” and the “voluntary work of BESydneyâ€™s ambassadors”.