Sydney is one of the world’s most highly awarded cities, and has received many accolades, such as
the 4th World's Best City (Travel and Leisure Magazine, USA 2008), and the 1st favourite overseas
city (Guardian and Observer Travel Awards, UK 2008). Sydney enjoys a temperate year-round climate
with no extreme weather conditions and is very hospitable by international standards. The City of
Sydney has a diverse ethnic mix with half of its residents born overseas, and is also the home to one
of Sydney’s largest communities of Aboriginal peoples.

Sydney is the gateway to Australia and is accessible to all delegates with over 40 passenger
airlines flying into Sydney International Airport over 600 flights arriving per week. The internationally
competitive rates and excellent range of accommodation in Sydney provides a variety of choice to suit
all delegates. The entire Sydney region has over 32,500 hotel, motel rooms and serviced apartments.