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Sydney’s vivid new experiences

Sydney Opera lights up as part of Vivid Sydney.
Sydney Opera lights up as part of Vivid Sydney.

Each year, Sydney's prominent attractions from Darling Harbour to Luna Park are jazzed up with vibrant light installations and music events, one of the largest events of its kind. 

The eleventh edition of Vivid Sydney, held from May 24 to June 15, not only provides planners with unique activities and programmes for incentive programmes, but also offers a business events component of talks and programmes.

Planners can arrange for delegates to experience the festival is from Aria Sydney, which boasts views of light displays on the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Arrange a private dining experience by booking out the entire restaurant, which can cater for a maximum of 176 seated guests.

Another stellar private dining experience is on board a river cruise for up to 200 guests with Captain Cook River Cruises. Over the course of three and a half hours, groups will be treated to a five-course degustation with matching wines. 

Small groups of up to 14 can even become a part of Vivid Sydney on a special Bridge Climb while dressed in special flashing light vests. From the summit, groups can view light installations across the city including on the Opera House.

In addition to wining, dining and entertainment, Vivid Sydney also features talks and workshops that invite big names in the event and experience industry to exchange insights. 

Event Summit, a one-day conference, features international guests speaks such as Elise Doganieri (creator of Emmy-winning series, The Amazing Race) and Tim Roberts (Safety, Security and Operations Manager for large scale events including Glastonbury, SXSW, The Beijing Olympics and Red Bull UK).

Groups can also benefit from an inspiring session led by leading Australian creative expert Nicole Velik. 

The World Business Forum Sydney, a two-day event, attracts CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and creative minds across industries to deliver keynotes on topics from talent management to marketing to digital transformation.