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Lyn Lewis-Smith



As CEO of BESydney, Lyn leads a global team of professionals spanning Europe, North America and Asia who are charged with securing global meetings of economic, social and educational benefit to Sydney, Australia.
Specifically, Lyn is focused on leading BESydney to acquire strategic events that are aligned to NSW’s priority sectors that will drive the national agenda.
Lyn is one of the world’s most respected and influential figures in the tourism and business events industry, winning a number of accolades for her leadership, including Destinations International Humanitarian Award for co-authoring with a team of academics at UTS Business School, the article ‘Determining Business Events Legacies Beyond the Tourism Spend: An Australian Case Study Approach’.

Lyn is an Adjunct Professor and Business School Advisory Board Member at the University of Technology Sydney, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Past President and Director – Australian Association of Convention Bureaux, Committee for Sydney Board Member and Chair of the Liveability Loveability Taskforce. Lyn was Co-chair of the Global Summit of Women, Sydney 2018.

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