Sydney secures £54m worth of incentive events for 2016/17

New South Wales (NSW) minister for trade, tourism and major events, Stuart Ayres, has announced that Business Events Sydney has secured £54m in incentive events for 2016/2017.

Groups include the Nu Skin Greater China Success Trip 2016, the Amway China Leadership Seminar 2017 and Cathay Life Taiwan Summit 2016, which is expected to bring 2,200 delegates to to the city.

Sandra Chipchase, CEO of Destination NSW, said: "Sydney has beaten fierce international competition to win the Cathay Life Taiwan Summit, which returns to NSW after more than ten years. Securing this summit for Sydney demonstrates the success of BESydney and Destination NSW’s combined efforts to promote the strengths and unique attractions that make Sydney one of the world’s leading destinations for business events and conventions." 

BESydney has secured 146 events to take place between January 2015 and December 2023, worth up to £263m in direct expenditure.

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