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See Yourself Here: Sydney

Explore Australia’s dynamic business hub

December 2, 2019

Take a trip to the Southern Hemisphere and experience meetings and events in Australia. Few cities possess the visual wow-factor with glorious harbors, golden sandy beaches, and all-year-round warm temperatures. Between the dynamic cultural experiences, urban way of living, and the roaring restaurant scene, Sydney will give attendees an experience they will love. Can you see yourself here? 

Why select sydney?

Australia is one of the highest-ranked and leading global hubs in the Asia Pacific region. Sydney is a sought after destination for global meetings and events. The metropolis provides a remarkable choice of venues, hotels, and meeting locations for all industries, ready to ignite a creative spark, making it a favourite destination for event planners. It also holds the largest economic value within Australia, encouraging many local and global communities to come together to drive innovation and new business. Finally, yet importantly, it offers the ability to surpass all objectives with vast local expertise. 

Where to host in Sydney

where to host in sydney?

With Sydney being an extremely cosmopolitan city, you can easily find the right venue to connect people with ideas, bringing your event to life, or reaching new heights with your meetings. The metropolis boasts over 1,000 unique venues, ranging from classic boardrooms right through to extravagant dining rooms and social venues. Discover a few innovative contenders to host your next event: 

1. Sydney Opera House 

Capacity: 6,000 attendees

Sydney Opera House is one of the UNESCO World Heritage treasures but also reigns as a modern-day Australian symbol. As one of the leading performing arts venues, it introduces a sense of creativity to every event hosted. From large-scale events right through to intimate seminars, the Sydney Opera house is the perfect masterpiece to make your next event truly unforgettable. 

2. Sydney Olympic Park

Capacity: From 40 to 7,000 attendees 

If you are looking for a well-rounded venue, then look no further. The Sydney Olympic Park caters to small groups within the trio of on-site hotels providing adaptable function spaces, welcoming seminar, and training rooms. For grand events, the Sydney Show ground is the perfect space to transform into exquisite gala dinners, awards evenings, product launches, and more. 

3. Beachside Dojo 

Capacity: 180 attendees 

Selecting an event space in Sydney would not be complete without a beach side contender. Nestled away from the salt and sand resides the Japanese influenced alfresco event space, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. It is a perfect spot for private dining events and conferences with a vast number of beautifully designed spaces to choose from, with additional space for a post-event cocktail soirée too. 

Sydney Opera House

getting to sydney

With the American Airlines Group & Meeting Travel program, passengers can travel together in large groups of 10 or more to explore this popular destination in Australia. Take advantage of group fares and special pricing for a meeting, conference and incentive travel. Enjoy several key benefits, such as discounts for both premium and economy cabins and improved seating assignments, making it easier to keep your group seated together.

Plus, American Airlines’ Group & Meeting Travel program offers you more flexibility with block fares that provide guaranteed prices and allows your group to hold space up to 11 months in advance. In addition, the zone tariffs guarantees fares from various geographical zones of departure, and provides meeting & conference discounts that accommodate large groups traveling for business. 

Getting to Sydney

It is time to host your next meeting or event in Sydney. 

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Insider insights


Michelle Sargent

Michelle Sargent, Director, Australia, CWT Meetings & Events: 

Sydney’s melting pot of multiculturalism means the culinary offerings are some of the best in the world. It offers versatile venues, which cater to all needs from harbor views, rooftop bars, harbor cruises, beach side dining, and five-star properties. The MICE opportunities are only limited by your imagination. Sydney will wow those looking for an awe-inspiring incentive or conference destination. 

With the recent addition of Sydney’s brand new International Convention Centre, major hotel groups such as Marriott and Accor have earmarked Sydney for new five-star hotels, including the W Sydney scheduled to open in early 2021. 

The harbor city also offers a wide array of team building activities such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, Yachting regattas, and MasterChef challenges. 

This stunning destination will not disappoint and is the perfect location for any demographic and industry sector.  

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