Events New South Wales was established in 2007 by the (then) Premier of New South Wales, Morris Iemma to "market Sydney and NSW as a leading global events destination". It was tasked with attracting and supporting the types of events that could bring significant economic and community benefits to both Sydney and Regional NSW. Events New South Wales is owned and funded by the New South Wales Government,setting itself a budget of $85 million over three years to attract events to the state.
New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.
Morris Iemma is a former Australian politician who was the 40th Premier of New South Wales and was known by the people as "Premmy Iemmy". He served from 3 August 2005 to 5 September 2008. From Sydney, Iemma attended the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney. A member of the Labor Party, he was first elected to the Parliament of New South Wales at the 1991 state election, having previously worked as a trade union official. From 1999, Iemma was a minister in the third and fourth ministries led by Bob Carr. He replaced Carr as premier and Leader of the New South Wales Labor Party in 2005, following Carr's resignation. Iemma led Labor to victory at the 2007 state election, albeit with a slightly reduced majority. He resigned as premier in 2008, after losing the support of caucus, and left parliament shortly after, triggering a by-election. He was replaced as premier by Nathan Rees.
The Board of Events New South Walesincludes John O’Neill (Managing Director and CEO, Australian Rugby Union), Professor Gavin Brown (Inaugural Director, Royal Institute of Australia), John Coates (President, Australian Olympic Committee), Richard Colless (Chairman, Sydney Swans), Johanna Griggs (Television and Sports Host), Peter Ivany (Ivany Investment Group), Geoff Parmenter (Chief Executive Officer, Events New South Wales), David Richmond (Coordinator General, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet), Belinda Seper (Chief Executive Officer, Belinda International), Charlotte Vidor (Director, Toga Hospitality), and Kim Williams (Chief Executive Officer, Foxtel).
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is the National Olympic Committee responsible for developing, promoting and protecting the Olympic Movement in Australia. The AOC has the exclusive responsibility for the representation of Australia at the Olympic Games, the Youth Olympic Games and at Regional Games patronised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). All National Olympic Committees are constituents of the International Olympic Committee.
The Sydney Swans are a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). Established in Melbourne as the South Melbourne Football Club in 1874, the Swans relocated to Sydney in 1982, thus making it the first club in the competition to be based outside Victoria.
The New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet, a department of the New South Wales Government, is responsible for leading the New South Wales public sector to deliver on the Government's commitments and priorities. The department provides administrative support that enables the cabinet to identify, design and implement a coordinated policy, project and reform agenda that boosts the efficiency, productivity and effectiveness across the State. The department consults and work closely with other New South Wales government departments, the Commonwealth Government, local government, business and the community to ensure responses to community needs are effective.
In October 2008,Events New South Wales announced the first recurring Master Events Calendar for Sydney and NSW, and the formation of three new festivals for Sydney: Vivacity (New Year celebrations, January), Vivid Sydney (Music, Lighting & Creative Industries Festival, May–June) and Crave (Lifestyle, Food & Culture, October).
Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas, held in Sydney. It includes outdoor immersive light installations and projections, performances by local and international musicians, and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates with leading creative thinkers.
In July 2011 Events NSW, along with other government organistations, formed Destination NSW.
Destination NSW is a New South Wales state government organisation established in 2011 to support growth of tourism and events in New South Wales, Australia.
Peter Alexander Ivany is an Australian entrepreneur. He currently runs Ivany Investment Group and is the former CEO of Hoyts (1988–1999).
John Gilbert Brogden is an Australian businessman and former politician. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Landcom in May 2018. Brogden is the Chairman of Lifeline and Furlough House Retirement Village.
John Arthur Watkins is a former Deputy Premier of New South Wales, serving between 2005 until his resignation from Parliament in 2008. Watkins has been the Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer's Australia (NSW) since 2008; the Chairman of Calvary healthcare since 2011; and the eighth Chancellor of the University of New England, serving between 2013 and 2014.
John Ribot is an Australian sports administrator and former rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 1980s. Once a Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative winger or lock forward, Ribot was the 1980 NSWRFL season's equal top try-scorer. Also a member of the 1982 "Invincibles" Kangaroo touring squad, he played club football in Brisbane for Fortitude Valley, Wests and Redcliffe, and in Sydney for Newtown, Wests and Manly-Warringah.
Hugh Francis Durrant-Whyte is a British-Australian engineer and academic. He is known for his pioneering work on probabilistic methods for robotics. The algorithms developed in his group since the early 1990s permit autonomous vehicles to deal with uncertainty and to localize themselves despite noisy sensor readings using simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM).
Belinda Jane Neal is a former Australian federal politician. She was a Member of the House of Representatives representing the electorate of Robertson between 2007 and 2010; and representing the state of New South Wales in the Senate from 1994 to 1998, both of behalf of the Australian Labor Party.
Philip Christian Koperberg, is the Chairman of the New South Wales Emergency Management Committee, responsible for advising the New South Wales government on emergency response strategies, since 2011.
Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited is an Australian publicly listed media company. Originally a 50/50 joint venture with Consolidated Media Holdings, in June 2007 PBL announced that it would sell a further 25% to CVC Capital Partners for A$515 million. In September 2007, it was announced that the transaction was to go ahead at the increased purchase price of approximately A$526 million.
Sydney Writers' Festival is an annual literary festival held in Sydney. The Festival's artistic director is Michaela McGuire.
Margy Osmond is an Australian businesswoman and current Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF), the peak national industry group for the tourism, aviation and transport sectors. Prior to joining TTF in October 2014, she was CEO of the Australian National Retailers Association (ANRA).
Jonathan Richard O'Dea, an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Davidson for the Liberal Party since 2007.
NSW Business Chamber is NSW's peak business organisation providing businesses with information, advice, products and services. The organisation has a membership of over 20,200 and 119 Chambers of Commerce in NSW and the ACT.
Geoff Carr is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and administrator of the 1990s and 2000s. He was the CEO of the Australian Rugby League as well as the New South Wales Rugby League.
Arts NSW (ANSW) is an agency of the Government of New South Wales responsible for administering the government's policies that support the arts, artists and the various cultural bodies within the state of New South Wales in Australia. Arts NSW is led by its Executive Director, Mary Darwell, who reports to the Secretary of the Department of Justice, Andrew Cappie-Wood. The agency advises the Minister for the Arts, presently the Hon. Don Harwin MLC, who is ultimately responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.
David Andrew Elliott, an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Baulkham Hills for the Liberal Party since 2011. Elliott has served as the New South Wales Minister for Counter-Terrorism since January 2017, the Minister for Corrections, and the Minister for Veterans Affairs since April 2015 in the Berejiklian government. He served as the Minister for Emergency Services between 2015 and 2017 in the second Baird government.
Infrastructure NSW is an agency of the Government of New South Wales that provides independent advice to assist the NSW Government in identifying and prioritising the delivery of critical public infrastructure across the Australian state of New South Wales for economic and social wellbeing.
The Australian Rugby League Commission is the official governing body of rugby league football within Australia. It was founded, as the Australian Rugby League 'Board of Control', in 1924, jointly by the New South Wales Rugby League and the Queensland Rugby League. Since 1924, all other state and territory Rugby League governing bodies have become affiliated to the League.
Glenn Robert Tasker' is a leading Australian sport administrator particularly in swimming, tennis and the Paralympic movement. He was President of the Australian Paralympic Committee from 2013 to 2018.
Todd Greenberg is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League in Australia, a position he has held since taking over from acting CEO John Grant in March 2016