If you had the chance to plan a meeting or event anywhere in the world, would Sydney, Australia be at the top of your list? If yes, good choice! If no, maybe it should be!
Sydney offers countless venues and entertainment options for meeting and corporate events of all sizes.
The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is a prime location for meetings and events. Located in Darling Harbour, this exquisite venue is easily accessible by road, ferry, and monorail! Auditorium capacity in the Sydney Convention Centre is 3,500, with 20 meeting rooms that accommodate 20 to 600 people. Five exhibition halls of 54,000 square feet are located in the Exhibition Centre and have housed many important international meetings in recent years.
In addition to meeting venues, Sydney offers many attractions and entertainment options, most with a beautiful view of the harbour!
Darling Harbour has become a tourist attraction after recent renovations and now hosts 15 million visitors per year! Features within Darling Harbour include the Star City Casino, the Cargo Bar on the water, and Malaya, an intimate restaurant that suits groups up to 300 people!
Spend some time at Circular Quay for dining, shopping, and nighttime entertainment. This area is known for it’s excitement and street performers, who can turn an ordinary day or night into a festival celebration!
Got a nice day to spare? A ride on the Manly Ferry is a great way to relax and explore the area! Get out onto the water with this 30-min ferry ride to Manly, Sydney’s “laid-back beach suburb.”
If green efforts are high on your list of priorities when searching for a meeting destination, you’ll feel at ease in Sydney. Sydney has come to be known as a “clean green city,” which is a big incentive for eco-friendly event planners looking for locations.
The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, the city’s main meeting complex, boasts plenty of green features itself as well. Eco-friendly efforts are driven by Ecowise, a division of the staff members at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre who dedicate their time and energy to reducing their carbon footprint. Since it’s formation, Ecowise has made a significant impact on energy and water usage at the Convention Centre and has found a way to donate excess food through the organization OzHarvest.
Two 5 star hotel properties in the area include the Marriott Sydney Harbour and Amora Hotel Jamison, both located near popular attractions, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay.
Recognized by the events industry for its scenery, climate, venue options, and friendly locals, Sydney could be the perfect destination for your next meeting or incentive trip!