Schedule and Format

Day Evening
Thursday, 3 May
Buyers who select the pre-famil arrive into Sydney

Friday, 4 May – Monday, 7 May

Pre famil options hosted by Destination NSW*

As per famil itinerary

Tuesday 8 May

B2B workshop appointments (Day 1)

Destination NSW welcome Dinner

Wednesday 9 May

Sydney Day Familiarisation

Thursday 10 May

B2B workshop appointments (Day 2)

Farewell reception

Friday, 10 May – Monday, 14 May

Post famil options hosted by Destination NSW or depart Australia*

As per famil itinerary

Monday, 14 May

Buyers to either depart Sydney or stay in Sydney accommodation

Buyers MUST select one pre or post famil.

Please note: programme is subject to change.

B2B workshop appointments – Tuesday 8 May & Thursday 10 May

  • The event incorporates two full days of B2B appointments with Australian sellers.
  • There will be a different group of Sellers on each of the trading days.
  • There will be between 25 to 30 appointments for each registered company, with appointments 15 minutes in length.
  • Sellers will be seated at allocated tables, with buyers rotating around to each seller until all appointments have been completed.
  • The event format will not require pre event appointment scheduling.
  • Buyer delegates may bring an additional delegate. However, only one appointment schedule per business is permitted.

Destination NSW Welcome Dinner | Tuesday 8, May  

Destination NSW is the proud host of the welcome dinner at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, a beautiful space with wisteria-draped verandas and garden views.  The 3 course dinner will provide an extended opportunity for all registered buyer and seller delegates to socialise in a relaxed and informal environment.

Sydney Day familiarisation | Wednesday, 9 May

Providing a well deserved break in between B2B workshop days; Destination NSW and supporting Sydney operators will host all Buyer delegates to a full day familiarisation. The itinerary is sure to provide an outstanding showcase of all that Sydney has to offer. Further details will be available shortly. Famil itineraries can be reviewed here

Farewell drinks | Thursday, 10 May 

Another great opportunity to mingle and say goodbye to your Australian colleagues. You won’t have to go far!  Lo Lounge at the Ovolo Hotel will be waiting for you after a full day of business appointments.

Pre and post event familiarisations | 4-7 May & 10-14 May

Buyers will receive the opportunity to participate in one pre or post event familiarisation, hosted by Destination NSW and supporting New South Wales operators. Participation in one of the hosted famils will provide you with the opportunity to sample a selection of unique products and experiences that New South Wales has to offer young people from around the world.

  • There will be four options to chose from: two pre and two post.
  • The options will include a range of experiences that appeal to the youth, student, adventure and backpacker consumer
  • Participation is mandatory
  • In order for your registration as a Buyer to be approved, you must select either a pre or post event famil.

Famil itineraries can be reviewed here.