The event, held once every ten years, is set to attract 3,000 delegates and inject around $24 million into the New South Wales economy, according to BESydney. It will be held at Sydney Olympic Park.
"Securing the IUCN World Parks Congress has involved both a whole-of-industry and whole-of-government approach. It is brilliant to see this hard work return such a favourable result for Australia," said Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of BESydney.
The Congress will highlight impressive conservation achievements and expertise.