PeMSSAA Australasia was formed in Sydney and held its first inaugural conference with a dinner dance in 2008. 14 years later we are proud to announce that Sydney will be hosting the 7th PeMSAA Australasia conference on the 8th and 9th of October 2022 at Sofitel, Darling Harbour Sydney. So it is with great excitement that we invite all the members with their families to join and support us this year.
Initially we had scheduled this conference for 2020 however due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was postponed twice. With cases lowering in numbers globally and vaccine uptake is on the high, 2022 finally seems like the year we can all meet in person to spend a spectacular weekend with old friends and colleagues.
We would like to acknowledge that this conference will be meeting on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people, of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the place we now call Sydney. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.
Sydney is the largest and most populous city in Australia. This Harbour city is the commercial capital of Australia and one of the most visited cities in the world.
For first time travellers to Sydney, if there is anything you must do is to visit the iconic, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House at Circular Quay. https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/
The Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney is nestled in the city with gorgeous greenery and florals and a view of the iconic Sydney skyline. You don’t want to miss basking in the spring sunshine while you are here. https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/
For lovers of art, the Art Gallery of NSW boasts paintings and sculptures throughout time of Aboriginal, Australian and European artists. Exhibitions and art shows also run every month. https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/
For a more casual afternoon, visit the heritage listed Queen Victoria Building constructed in 1898. Admire its beautiful architecture and step inside for boutique coffee, chocolate and shopping. https://www.qvb.com.au/
Within the Blue Mountains region lies the Jenolan Caves. The 340 million year old cave system is one of the oldest known and dated open cave systems in the world. There are guided tours available. https://www.jenolancaves.org.au/
If you are a movie buff you do not want to miss watching the latest films on the world’s biggest screen located in Darling Harbour. IMAX Sydney has recently been renovated after its first opening in 1996 and welcoming 10 million patrons to watch its screen. https://www.imax.com.au/
For the beach goers, there are the world famous white sandy beaches in Bondi and Manly