Global Women Take Over Sydney
30 April 2018
This month, ICC Sydney welcomed more than 1,200 business representatives and leaders from around the world to the prestigious Global Summit of Women from 26-28 April 2018.
The Summit brought individuals from across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors together to focus on women’s advancement in the global economy in line with the 2018 theme, ‘creating economies of shared value’.
The 2018 Summit was the first time the event had been held in a convention centre and ICC Sydney played host to a line-up of prominent and passionate international and Australian speakers including, The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs Australia, UN Human Rights Council (Australia) Rapporteur, Elizabeth Broderick, Deloitte Australia CEO, Cindy Hook, Business Events Sydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith and more.
Event organisers were attracted to ICC Sydney’s variety of event spaces, from the 2,500 capacity Darling Harbour Theatre that was used for keynotes and welcome addresses, to the numerous breakout meeting rooms where smaller, designated groups could focus on more specific issues within the broader conversation of the conference.
ICC Sydney proved to be the ultimate event space for delegates to forge connections and share ideas, tell their stories and help each other create change while expanding their global network.
As Sydney continues to become a destination that enables future female leaders to thrive, Ann Sherry, Chairman of Carnival Australia and Co-Chair of the Australian Host Committee for the Summit, believes that hosting an event such as this sends a strong message to the rest of the world.
“[The Summit] is about women doing business with other women and a subset of this is that Sydney is a great place to do business.
“The Summit was an opportunity to showcase the things that we are doing well in Australia, as well as a chance to learn from other countries. It sends the message that Australia is keen to learn from the rest of the world.”
To find out more about the Global Summit of Women 2018, look out for the complete story in Sydney Views next month.