With a month to go in 2022, BESydney has secured another 14 bid wins with a combined direct expenditure of A$40 million (US$27.3 million), which will bring thousands of international delegates from key industries and fields of study to the city in the near future.
This solidifies the Sydney business event pipeline through to 2029 with 85 global and national events, generating an estimated A$483 million in direct expenditure. In total, BESydney secured 259 events in 2022, generating an estimated A$181 million in direct expenditure.
Bidding wins include the International Mining and Resources Conference, which will return to Sydney and the International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) in 2023. The conference is expected to attract 6,000 delegates from 110 countries over three days to collaborate on trends in mining, investment and innovation towards a sustainable future and is anticipated to be worth A$17 million to the local economy.
Also in 2023 is the IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference 2023. This biannual event will bring together academicians, students, researchers, and engineers from all over the world to present emerging topics on electronic technologies for future energy applications. Around 300 delegates over four days are expected, which will generate around A$1.1 million.
Another win for 2023 is the IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, which is set to attract 400 delegates over five days, and generate an estimated A$1.9 million for the local economy.
Further on in 2026, the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences will hold its congress at ICC Sydney, and is set to attract 700 delegates over four days generating an estimated A$2.5 million for the local economy.
The ICC Sydney will also host the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s national conference in 2027. The conference is expected to attract 1,800 delegates over three days generating an estimated A$5.1 million.