Sydney Showground hosted the Western Sydney Business Chamber conference, ‘Go West: Uncovering Western Sydney’s Visitor Economy Conference’ – on Thursday 27 April 2017.
The conference examined Western Sydney’s position as an emerging tourism powerhouse with a significant pipeline of investment in tourism attractions and accommodation.
The conference was held in order to explore the potential to grow Western Sydney’s national and international visitor economy and to provide a platform to discuss the development of the Western Sydney Visitor Economy Strategy.
Discussions covered topics including Rebranding Western Sydney, Sport & Cultural Tourism, and Events & Attractions.
Speakers included government ministers, media personalities and business experts – Russel Howcroft (Advertising Guru), Mike Whitney (Sydney Weekender), Stuart Ayres MP (Minister for Western Sydney), Adam Marshall MP (Minister for Tourism & Major Events), Ben Bartlett (CEO, Tropfest)David Borger (Sydney Business Chamber Western Sydney), Brock Gilmour (CEO of RAS), Carolyn Campbell, (CEO, GIANTS Netball), Rohan Lund (CEO, NRMA) and Charles Moore (CEO, Sydney Olympic Park Authority) amongst others.