In keeping with its distinctly work hard,
play hard culture,
the protocol in Sydney is classically informal. During the week,
business is often accomplished over a long lunch, with alcohol included,
and the weekend can start as early as Friday lunchtime.
Australians are very friendly people, and socialising comes easily.
Nevertheless, there are a few things that may offend or irritate.
The 1st is the use of the informal ‘G’day’, foreigners
should avoid trying to imitate this overused greeting. The 2nd is
that, while out drinking, a system of ‘rounds’ is observed
and it is not acceptable when someone skips his or her round by
not offering to pay.
Gift giving is not a common practice, although a small token (such
as chocolate, wine or flowers) is suitable if invited to a home.
If at a loss for discussion topics, sport is always a good choice.
Both men and women often wear suits, Business hours
are officially weekdays, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, although an extended
working day is very usual in certain sectors and it is not uncommon
for people to be working well into the night or over the weekend.
The details below are of the Australia Sydney meeting venues approved
by the International
Association of Conference Centers (IACC).
MGSM Executive Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
Telephone: (61) 2.9850.9300
Facsimile: (61) 2.9850.8595
Email address: email@example.com
Website address: www.hotel.mgsm.com.au
It is located 15 kilometres North West of Sydney
on Talavera Road, North Ryde.
The meeting facilities are vast, with 46 meeting
rooms, including 6 tiered lecture theatres, 7 flat floored meeting
rooms and 33 breakout rooms. All rooms have full AV equipment. There
are Business centre facilities, laundry and dry
cleaning, a Reading Room, 24 hour reception and off street parking.
It includes Lachlan's Restaurant, Mortarbaord Cafe
and private function rooms that can seat up to 200 people. There
is also a licensed Lounge Bar
which is open daily.
The accommodation includes 40 4 star ensuite rooms
with queen size beds, fully serviced daily, individually controlled
AC, TV, iron and board, tea / coffee making facilities, direct dial
phones and modem access.
There is a gymnasium onsite, with squash, golf range, tennis, basketball,
volleyball, and indoor rock climbing on campus.
MGSM CBD Campus
Address: 51 Pitt Street, 6th Floor, Sydney, New South Wales 2000,
Telephone: (61) 2.8743.8300
Facsimile: (61) 2.8743.8333
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a Non residential conference
centre situated right in the heart of Sydney's Financial District
and nearby to Circular Quay.
There are 12 Meeting Rooms which
range from 12 square metres to 108 square metres, and 120 Guest
There are Data points and wireless
Internet throughout the campus.
Address: Queens Parade West, Newport, Sydney, New South Wales 2106,
Telephone: (61) 2.9997.7011
Facsimile: (61) 2.9997.5217
Email address: email@example.com
Newport Mirage is a residential dedicated 4 star Conference Centre
located 30 kilometres or 1 hour drive from Airport
on Sydney's Northern Beaches on waters edge overlooking beautiful
Pittwater waterway and National Parklands.
There are brilliant Meeting Facilities,
including 4 rooms from 44 square metres to 145 square metres,
with full AV available. There is also a Waterfront function room
and poolside BBQ waterfront area available.
There is a full service conference centre, business
centre, Wireless Internet, Data points, shuttle service, 24 hour
reception, AV and dedicated conference support staff.
There are Tailored gourmet menus, a Waterfront Restaurant
& Bar, Poolside BBQs, and the famous Newport Arms Hotel is only
The accommodation is 4 star, with 47 rooms (Waterfront
& Spa rooms are available).
There is a Pool, Hi tech Gym, Outdoor Spa, BBQ area, Sauna, Bushwalking,
Watersports, Team Building & more, Sailing, Surf Beaches, and
Famous Palm Beach is just 10 minutes away.