SIGGRAPH Asia heads to Sydney come 2023

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SIGGRAPH Asia has chosen Sydney to be the host city for its 2023 conference and exhibition, where the event is scheduled to take place from December 12-15.

The 16th edition of SIGGRAPH Asia is expected to attract over 2,500 delegates to Sydney and thousands of visitors to the exhibition showcase, sharing expert knowledge on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

The win further builds New South Wales’ position as a leading global knowledge hub for creative industries; Sydney pictured

The programme will include renowned keynotes, panel sessions, technical talks, a computer animation festival, and a specialised exhibition for the latest products and services for computer graphics and interactive techniques professionals and enthusiasts from Asia and beyond.

There will also be exclusive tours for delegates to visit research centres and industry hubs, networking opportunities onsite and at co-located events, and a student programme in partnership with NSW Stem Industry School Partnerships.

The event will also focus on sharing content with creative industries students across New South Wales (NSW), with June Kim appointed as the SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 Conference Chair. Kim is a lecturer at the University of NSW (UNSW), who has also served and participated in ACM SIGGRAPH for over a decade.

BESydney secured this win in partnership with the Australasian ACM SIGGRAPH Asia community and in coordination with trade fair organiser, Koelnmesse. There was also support from Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program and the NSW Government.

Overall, BESydney’s CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said the organisation had secured 20 new meetings for Sydney in the last 12 months across technology, health, science and infrastructure which are expected to bring in almost 13,820 delegates staying 58,490 delegate days and generating an estimated A$51 million (US$40 million) for the local economy.

Lewis-Smith said: “The desire to meet face to face is getting stronger the longer people’s business activities are confined to Zoom, and this is another positive milestone towards the market’s return.”

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