About Sydney

Sydney: The Gateway to Australia

A superior experience for delegates and exhibitors

A photograph of Sydney harbour, taken from above. On the left is the Sydney central business district, and the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the centre of the photo, with North Sydney on the right. Boats are moving through the water in the harbour.

Sydney, the capital of New South Wales is Australia's oldest and largest city with a population of around 4 million. Sydney is built around a huge harbour and hosts many tourist attractions as well as a number of beaches, bays and a couple of national parks.

Sydney is a global and welcoming city that represents a highly diverse and multi-cultural society.

With one-quarter of New South Wales’ citizens born overseas and more than 200 languages spoken, Sydney truly is Australia’s most multicultural city.  The largest groups of overseas-born residents come from the UK, New Zealand, China, and India. Sydney also has the largest international student community in Australia, with over one-third of all international student enrolments and commencements taking place in New South Wales.

Sydney offers a whole range of great tourist attractions from the world famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to the sandy shores of Bondi Beach. A great way to get to see as much of Sydney as possible is to take part in one of the many Sydney Tours.

ICME15 delegates will be able to experience a diverse range of cultures, cuisines and entertainment.

The ICME-15 committee understands the importance of the overall experience for participants and especially the requirement for cost-effective options. We are working on a range of options that demonstrate the breadth of affordable services for participants that are within easy access of the venue, including accommodation, dining, travel and transport.

“Sydney offers the complete experience for ICME visitors, ranging from the very best in sight-seeing and dining, abundant cultural and sporting events, together with close proximity to diverse tourist regions including wineries, spectacular coastline and national parks.”

NSW Minister for Tourism & Major Events

Key Dates

Milestones Dates
Expressions of Interest to participateNow Open
First AnnouncementNow Available
Proposals for National Presentations & Discussion GroupsNow Open
Proposals for National Presentations close31-Dec-22
TSG Papers and Posters processes opens01-Mar-23
Second Announcement01-May-23
Proposals for Workshops open01-May-23
Congress Registrations open01-Jun-23
Solidarity Fund Applications open01-Jun-23
Proposals for Discussion Groups and Workshops close01-Nov-23
Applications for support from Solidarity Fund close30-Nov-23
Full Congress Program released on website and smartphone app01-June-24