Up to 4000 delegates expected to attend congress in Sydney
Australian Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education, Senator Michaelia Cash said it was a 10 year effort for NSW and the Coalition Government to secure the event.
“Our nation’s small businesses are responsible for the workplace health and safety of over 44 per cent of Australia’s private workforce and we are delighted to be able to showcase their leading occupational practices,” she said.
The Congress will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, where work health and safety experts, regulators, government and private authorities will collaborate and discuss different approaches to work health and safety. Business Events Sydney (BESydney) partnered with the Safety Institute of Australia to pitch Australia’s case for the bid, with strong backing from SafeWork NSW and SafeWork Australia.
“This will be the first time Australia has hosted this World Congress, which will attract up to 4000 professionals from 120 countries, injecting $10 million directly into the State economy,” said BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith.