Business Events Sydney launches meeting fund in Beijing

By Yang Xiaoyu | chinadaily.com.cn
Updated: Jan 12, 2024
The Gili Rooftop function space at Taronga Zoo in Sydney [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Business Events Sydney, or BESydney, a not-for-profit company that promotes Sydney as a preeminent Asia-Pacific business visitor destination, launched the Sydney Meeting Fund at a media event on Wednesday in Beijing.

A program designed to help offset a portion of costs for business events hosted in Sydney, the fund, with offers from 40 Australian dollars per person, is dedicated to helping business events, including conferences, incentives and corporate events, become a success, according to Vivian Chen, BESydney’s director in China.

To be eligible for the Sydney Meetings Fund, the application should meet the following requirements.

  1. Event size is between 100 and 250 delegates.
  2. Event duration is at least three nights in length in Sydney or the state of New South Wales.
  3. Applications must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to event date.
  4. Event is not yet confirmed to be held in Sydney.

In addition, the event must take place by December 31, 2024 and applications must be submitted by March 31, 2024.

Vivian Chen, BESydney’s director in China, introduces the Sydney Meetings Fund during a media event in Beijing on Jan 10, 2024. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

As Australia’s largest city, Sydney is a transportation hub and cultural melting pot. With balmy weather all year round, the coastal city boasts a mix of urban and natural landscapes and has an only two-hour time difference with Beijing, making it an exciting destination for conference and incentive programs for Chinese clients, Chen said.

Chen introduced 17 venues located on the water, overlooking the gardens and surrounded by arts, culture and history, heritage-listed and built for size, that provide a spectacular space for less than 100 guests to more than 4,000 to ensure events of various sizes a great success in Sydney.

Click here to learn more about the Sydney Meetings Fund.

The Cutaway, an events and cultural space at the Barangaroo Reserve in Sydney [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The Art Gallery of New South Wales [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The Australian Museum in Sydney [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The Sydney Opera House Function Center [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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