Meetings No 18
Intro
Chart a New Course to a Blue Ocean
Atti Soenarso: “In blue oceans competition has no meaning.”
Cover Story
Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Sofia Falk: “Today businesses are eager to find solutions.”
Reghunathan
Recharge to Thrive Again
Dr. Rajkumar Reghunathan on burnout management.
Radar
Sydney Set for Business Event Boom
82 international events are in the pipeline for 2017–2023.
Knowledge Exchange
Meetings Are a Significant Economic Driver for Whistler
Insight into the city’s venue role from Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden.
Knowledge Hub
Converting to Convention
Abdulla Bin Souqat on designing Dubai as a destination.
Sports Events
Sport and the City
Barbara Martins-Nio: “Successful sports cities have a clear strategy.”
Intermission
The Road Not Taken
A poem by Robert Frost.
Radar
CWT Foresees Event Growth in 2017
Safety, security and technology are expected to be major trends.
Radar
IBTM World Unveils Ultra-relevant Content for Meeting Planners
A knowledge programme shaped by attendees’ priorities.
Economic Multiplier
Driving Collaboration and Innovation Through Personality
Meet Gavin Poole, CEO of London’s new tech campus, Here East.
Sharma
How Business Titans Do It
A Mastery Session by Robin Sharma.
Radar
IBTM World Announces Award Shortlist
Ten finalists will compete for Technology and Innovation prize.
Brain Check
Pleasurable Dopamine Rushes
Tomas Dalström interviews Professor Lars Olsson.
Kellerman
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
Roger Kellerman: “Why limit yourself when you can keep on learning?”
classifieds
news
business Intelligence
Saudi Arabia to launch into MICE sector
worldwide by exhibiting at IMEX in Frankfurt.
New position
Aoife Delaney
new Director of Marketing and Sales at DMC Network.
Redefining meetings
Sarawak goes tribal
to boost business.
Hotel world
Asias ultimate destination,
Signiel Seoul Hotel opens in the worlds new landmark.
Business Intelligence
Ottawa Tourism
sees large business events bookings up 220% in Canada’s 150th year.
meetings creates events, events creates meetings
Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre
in Gothenburg speeds up plans to extend facilities.
Aviation Industry
Swedish Aviation Tax to Cost 7,500 Jobs,
Conflicts with Global Carbon Agreement.
NEW
Successful trials lead IMEX in Frankfurt
to fully-fledged roll out of Zenvoy networking service.
meetings means business
Business Booms
at ibtm arabia 2017.
food and meetings
KOKS wins
the Faroe Islands’ first Michelin star
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Sydney Set for Business Event Boom

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) reports that a $360 million pipeline of meetings, conventions and incentives has been secured for the city, which is consistently ranked as the number one destination in Australia for business events.

BESydney has confirmed over 82 international events for the city in the period 2017–2023 that will deliver more than $360 million in direct expenditure to New South Wales (NSW).

Col Hughes, BESydney’s chairman, speaking at the company’s AGM, which was held as a test event at the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), says: “The results that BESydney has secured during the construction of ICC Sydney are remarkable. This success is credit to the team’s determination and the support of our stakeholders including the NSW Government, City of Sydney, our partners and members, and of course our broad network of passionate Sydney supporters who work with us to build strategic business cases to take to global clients.”

In the period 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2016, the organisation brought in 120 events worth over $300 million in business for NSW. Some of these events were also delivered in this timeframe, given the short lead nature of the Asian incentive business.

Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of BESydney, says: “It’s always rewarding to see our city’s best come together to bid and win events that will contribute to a brighter future. We know that the broader impacts of business events are positive agents of change for trade, investment, research and collaboration.”

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