Host City

Posted On: July 21, 2014

Host City – Sydney

Visit Sydney
Sydney is a cosmopolitan, vibrant and multicultural city. It has some of the world’s best beaches, beautiful weather, great shopping and a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Its most recent international accolades include:

  • World’s Best Reputation – Reputation Institute’s City RepTrak 2013
  • No.2 World’s Best City – Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index 2013
  • World’s safest city with the friendliest people – Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index 2013
  • World’s Best Festival and Event City –International Festivals and Events Association 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010
  • Best City in Australia –Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2013 and 2012
  • No.1 city in Oceania –Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 and 2012.

Source: Business Events Sydney

You can learn more about Sydney here http://www.businesseventssydney.com.au/why-sydney/about-sydney/sydney-snapshot/
Sydney is also a finance and business hub. It is home to the regional headquarters of more than 600 blue-chip multinationals and is the headquarters of more than 90 per cent of the international banks operating in Australia.
Most of Australia’s ICT regional headquarters and operations centres are based in Sydney, including the base for Google.
The city – and in particular the area around UTS – is also the base for fast-growing digital and creative industries.
You can learn more about Sydney as a global hub here (Committee for Sydney http://www.sydney.org.au/).

Airport and Transport

Sydney Airport is the gateway to Sydney and New South Wales. It is located 11 kilometres from Sydney CBD.
Taxi’s to Sydney CBD costs approximately AUD$50 – $70 and can take anything from 20 to 45 minutes depending on traffic. Taxi ranks can be found directly outside the baggage claim area of the main terminal.

There are train stations located at both the International and Domestic Terminals which operate as part of the Airport Link train service.  Trains run approximately every 10 minutes and the journey into the city takes only 13 minutes. Tickets can be purchased to all Sydney stations from the International and Domestic rail stations.
Click here for more information on transferring from Sydney Airport.

 

Top 10 Things to do in Sydney

The city of Sydney, Australia, is home to more than four and a half million people, and has a mystique all its own. Sydney is located on the Tasman Sea, in the south-eastern part of the country. And its attractions, are unparalleled, and definitely worth a lengthy stay.  Click on the link below to view top 10 things to do in Sydney.
Click Here to view Top 10 things to do in Sydney.

 

Eating Out

Sydney is home to some of Australia’s best restaurants, many with stunning views, and their dynamic chefs are well-known for creating innovative cuisine. Global food trends making their mark in Sydney right now range from the flavours of Italy and Spain to Mexico, Brazil, China and Vietnam.  Sydney chefs also have access to an abundance of local, fresh produce, where the most highly valued ingredients are seasonality and quality.
Click here for more information on Eating out in Sydney.

 

Time and Weather

Sydney is on Australian Eastern Standard Time.  Average temperature for Sydney in early December is 27 degrees maximum and 18 degrees minimum.
Click here to find out the current time and a seven day weather forecast.

 

Parking

Novotel Hotel Sydney Central: Car parking is available at a cost of AUD$23.00 per night.
Mercure Hotel: Car parking is available at a cost of AUD$29.00 per night.
Adina Apartment Hotel: Car parking is available on site.  AUD$30.00 per night.

 

Passport and VISA

For International guests traveling to Sydney, Australia, a current passport from your country will be required. Please visit your Department of Immigration website for more information regarding travel visas.

Privacy

Australia introduced its Privacy Act in 1988. The Conference Managers comply with such legislation which is designed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information. Information collected in respect of proposed participation in any aspect of the Conference will be used only for the purposes of planning and conduct of the Conference and may also be provided to the organising body or to organisers of future events. It is also usual to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Conference and to include the individual’s details in such a list. Consent for publication of the individual’s information may be withheld when completing the Registration Form for the Conference Privacy Act.