Sydney builds extra space in SCEC for shows

The Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre is to expand, after finding that two thirds of its international convention business includes an exhibition component. “The expansion of an additional 10,000m2 would boost the total space to 40,000m2, making the centre the largest venue for conferences and exhibitions in Australia,” said chief executive Ton van Amerongen. “It is hoped the centre’s expansion will boost the number of international events that choose Sydney.” The centre, based at Darling Harbour, offers more than 30 meeting rooms at the moment, and the new exhibition space is earmarked to open in 2005.

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