January 31, 2023 | By Bronwen Largier

Sydney’s bidding organisation BESydney is celebrating more business wins for the city, worth $13 million over the next four years, although more than half of the economic impact will be felt in the next few months.

Sydney has secured the Global Health Security Conference 2024, expected to attract 800 delegates to Sydney, when the meeting is hosted by ICC Sydney in June 2024. The event will bring together experts in public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, security, international relations, sociology and anthropology, to discuss how to strengthen health systems and other opportunities to respond better to future health crises.

The International Symposium on Paediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO) 2026 will bring another 800 medical experts to Sydney in 2026, as the largest meeting for its particular speciality in the world – looking at research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of children and young people who develop central nervous system tumours.

“It is great to see a strong global interest in Sydney for health and life sciences events coming through, particularly as the NSW Government and the university and private sector are investing in the development of the Westmead Health and Innovation District which will soon be a global centre for new discoveries, commercialisation, treatment, education and training,” said BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith.

Following on from yesterday’s announcement that Sydney will host a 50-pax famil of incentive planners out of Asia in April, BESydney has also announced five corporate and incentive event wins from across Asia, the UAE and London, which are set to be delivered between now and April, including the Mahindra & Mahindra Dealers Incentive and Hyundai National Dealers Conference. This incentive business is set to bring in $7.5 million of the $13 million economic windfall in the next few months alone.