Business events in Sydney set for a bumper 2012

BUSINESS Event Sydney (BESydney) has so far managed to secure in 2012 a number of conferences, congresses and incentive programmes that will generate over 211,200 delegate days, and contribute an estimated A$191 million (US$191.5 million) to the New South Wales economy.

The events, some of which were secured by BESydney over five years ago, range from small incentive groups, to mid-sized congresses and international mega events.

“The 2012 calendar year is going to be a bumper year for the business events industry here in Sydney,” said Lyn Lewis-Smith, acting CEO of BESydney.

“With thousands of delegates spending 211,200 delegate days in our city, the economic and social legacies of these events will be substantial.”

The events are spread throughout the year, although March is looking to be a standout month with eight international events scheduled, including the 3,200-delegate USANA Asia Pacific Convention, the 1,500-delegate XVI International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, and a 1,500-delegate Tupperware Indonesia Manager’s Incentive Trip.

In total, 9,500 delegates will spend over 39,700 delegate days in Sydney in March.

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