Sydney Industry Sectors
Thanks to its state-of-the-art facilities, strengths in key industry sectors, and flexible accommodation options, Sydney has a growing reputation for attracting and delivering large-scale business events.
Sydney is globally recognised for its strengths in key industry sectors of financial and professional services, information technology, health, education and research.
More than 600 multinational companies run their Asia Pacific operations from Sydney. These industries are supported by Cooperative Research Centres, centres of excellence, specialised research centres and medical health institutes.
Digital and information communication technology
Sydney is the capital of Australia’s digital and information communication technology (ICT) industries. The harbour city is home to the Sydney Startup Hub, the largest startup powerhouse in the Southern Hemisphere, spanning more than 17,000 square metres (183,000 square feet) across 11 floors. The hub is home to over 600 multinational company regional headquarters including Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Sydney is also responsible for the development of Google Maps and a groundbreaking ‘quantum hack’.
Also home to many of Australia’s leading industry associations, financial institutions and insurers, Sydney is the location of choice for headquarters of 60 out of 64 banks in Australia.