Meeting Planning in Sydney, Australia
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour
The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is a comprehensive meeting and exhibition complex renowned for its ability to successfully manage events of any size, including the APEC 2007, a series of political meetings attended by many of the world's leaders including Australian Prime Minister John Howard, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and U.S. President George W. Bush. With the most extensive exhibition facilities in the southern hemisphere, the centre is easily accessible by car, monorail, Metro Light Rail, bus and ferry, and is only a short 20-minute drive from the airport. Set on the stunning, iconic waterfront of the Sydney Harbour, the facilities offer not only breathtaking views, but also a prime location within walking distance to 4,000 hotel rooms and countless attractions.
The centre has ample space for events, including five column-free, single-level exhibition halls, each nearly 54,000 square feet in size, providing a total area of almost 270,000 square feet that can be shaped, molded and utilized for the needs of any event. A total of 33 meeting and function rooms can be reconfigured to suit the needs of a specific event, and two auditoriums offer total seating for 3,500 people. The Link Building links the Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre and provides a great place for conference registration and tea and coffee breaks.
Full of amenities to better serve both attendees and event organizers, the complex includes an in-house audio visual department and a video production unit, which have the resources and expertise to take care of the lighting, sound and visuals, as well as a full range of services for film, television and video productions. A fully-equipped business center with high-speed, high-quality wireless Internet, networking and video services, in-house catering for all types of functions, on-site parking for 900 vehicles and on-site security services complete the list amenities.