Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has secured several international bid wins over the festive season that will bring in an additional A$13 million (US$12 million) in direct expenditure to the local economy from 2023 through to 2026.
These wins add to other health and life science events already secured for 2023, which include the FDI World Dental Congress, World Conference on Family Doctors (WONCA) and the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.
In 2024, the Global Health Security Conference 2024 will have 800 delegates gathering at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) from June 18-21, where the conference will generate A$3.4 million for the local economy. The Global Health Security Network connects people from across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, security, international relations, sociology and anthropology to examine the progress in strengthening health systems and identify the gaps and opportunities for enhancing our ability to respond to future adverse health crises.
Further in 2026, the International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO) will attract 800 delegates from June 10-12. Estimated to be worth AU$2 million to the local economy, ISPNO is by far the largest international scientific meeting of multidisciplinary professionals in research, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with tumours of the Central Nervous System
“It is great to see a strong global interest in Sydney for health and life sciences events coming through, particularly as the New South Wales Government and the university and private sector are investing in the development of the Westmead Health and Innovation District which will soon be a global centre for new discoveries, commercialisation, treatment, education and training,” said BESydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith.
The festive season also saw the welcome return of the global corporate and incentive event market with BESydney bringing in five major wins with a combined estimated direct expenditure of AU$7.5 million. The events – which include Mahindra & Mahindra Dealers Incentive and Hyundai National Dealers Conference – will bring almost 1,500 delegates from Hong Kong, India, Singapore, UAE, London and Malaysia to Sydney in February, March and April.