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 January 22, 2014
BESydney Appoints Richard Yore and Starts A New Era In North America

 Business Events Sydney (BESydney) is entering a new era in the important North American market, appointing Richard Yore, Director of Yore Solutions Inc., to represent the bureau.

Yore Solutions Inc. will commence its representation contract with BESydney on 17 February 2014, with Richard taking on the role of Client Relationship Director -- Americas.

A respected business events professional, Richard was most recently the Director of Sales -- Meetings and Conventions at Tourism Vancouver. He has also played an active role in industry discussion and development as the North American Chapter Chairperson of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of Business Events Sydney comments, "The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) development is underway and BESydney is dedicated to ensuring that North American associations and event planners are aware of the major opportunities this new development offers their organisations, members and industries. Cornerstone to this is strong in-market representation and sophisticated strategies tailored to market needs."

"I'm confident that Richard's market expertise, savvy insights and proven track record of achievement will ensure Sydney's success in the North American business event market continues to flourish, up to and beyond the completion of ICC Sydney in late 2016."

Richard Yore comments, "There are great opportunities for North American association clients to tap into new venue options including the impressive ICC Sydney, engage with the local public and private sectors at a heightened level and take advantage of Sydney's position as an established global city that is located both within a robust Western economy and in the Asian region. Knowing the plans that are in the pipeline, I am keen to hit the road and to start sharing some of these messages with North American meeting planners."

"I'm excited to be a part of BESydney's dynamic global network and am looking forward to providing strong in-market representation and playing a lead role in ensuring a strategic approach to Sydney's international engagement, the profiling of BESydney and the positioning of ICC Sydney."

Richard's skills and expertise will further strengthen BESydney's international presence following the 2013 appointment of Martin Boyle to represent the bureau in Europe.

Yore Solutions Inc. appointment follows on from BESydney's former in-market representation managed by Patty Buehler Consultants Incorporated. BESydney thanks Patty for her contribution to the business over the past four years.

www.businesseventssydney.com.au

BESydney

- BESydney is a partnership between the New South Wales Government and the private sector.

- BESydney is a highly proactive organisation that has been successful in globally connecting Sydney through conventions, conferences, congresses, incentives and business meetings for over 40 years.

- BESydney promotes Sydney as a business events destination, identifies new event opportunities, and wins these events for Sydney through competitive bid processes.

- BESydney has a global network spanning Europe and Asia (international offices are located in London, Mumbai (shared with Destination NSW), Shanghai and Singapore). BESydney was the first Australian convention bureau to open an office in Asia.

www.businesseventssydney.com.au

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