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Sydney still number one destination for business events

Sydney has once again been ranked Australia’s leading destination for conferences and professional meetings following the release of the Union of International Associations (UIA) 2014 International Meetings Statistics Report. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the results see Sydney ranked first in Australia and among the top 20 globally.“This is a tremendous achievement and reinforces Sydney’s appeal as one of the best places in the world to meet,” Mr Ayres said, “I applaud Business Events Sydney for securing major international events for our city, having delivered over $1 billion worth of economic impact for NSW over the past five years.“This is just another example of Sydney leading the way for the rest of the nation,” Mr Ayres added. Business Events Sydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith said results complement the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings, which also placed Sydney as number one in the nation.