“It’s little wonder that Sydney causes a brain drain on the rest of Australia. Like New York, London and Berlin, this is a place that draws in anyone who’s got something interesting to say. Australia’s best musos, foodies, actors, stockbrokers, models, writers and architects flock to the harbour city to make their mark, and the effect is dazzling: a hyper-energetic, ambitious marketplace of the soul, where anything goes and everything usually does.” – Lonely Planet
Set on the world’s largest natural harbour, Sydney is Australia’s iconic face to the world. It’s home to the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tops most people’s list of dream destinations. The city consistently ranks high on global measures of liveability, sustainability, and health, safety and security.
Well known as a place of breathtaking natural beauty, Sydney is also home to a rich base of mind-blowing local talent that is helping to shape our future. The city is energetic and engaging; a hive of innovation across a number of key industries, including financial and professional services, the digital economy, education and research, and medical sciences.
It has been said that ‘when Sydney fires, the nation booms’. Responsible for a quarter of national economic activity, Sydney is Australia’s only true global city. It’s the capital of the State of New South Wales (NSW) - Australia’s largest and most diverse economy and one of only two Australian states to retain its AAA credit rating. NSW boasts 22 years of continuous growth, contributes about one third of the nation’s GDP, and is larger than many of the national economies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Sydney is home to more multinational regional headquarters than any other city in Australia and is the nerve centre of the country’s commercial activity and banking and financial services sector.
Much more than a stunning location, Sydney is as multidimensional as it is multicultural. NSW’s 7.5 million people are highly educated and multilingual. Home to more than 200 spoken languages and a large population of overseas-born residents, it’s a melting point of different cultures, backgrounds and influences brought together by a desire for freedom. To live, to speak, to think, to create, to try new things and explore potential. In Sydney, you always hear ‘yes’, and you’ll find company in people who are as warm as the year-round climate.
Underpinned by an educated and inquisitive population, robust research institutions and knowledge hubs, and a pro-business environment, Sydney is a place that’s not afraid to ‘give it a go’ and pave a new path to success.
This rare blend of creativity, commerce and ingenuity makes Sydney a place of inspiration and revolutionary thinking and the ideal place to meet. If you want more from a destination than mere conference space and hotel rooms, then talk to us. With our extensive network of partners, proven event hosting expertise and ability to think outside the box, we can bring just about any idea to life. All you have to do is ask!