Australian National Maritime Museum unveils new venue to great demand at AIME

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 28 February, 2014

Media Release

28 February 2014

Australian National Maritime Museum unveils new venue to great demand at AIME


The Australian National Maritime Museum successfully launched its new waterfront venue, the Lighthouse Gallery, to key industry professionals from around the globe at the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) last week.


Australian National Maritime Museum team members Chris Nielsen and Deanna Varga together with Marika Mothersole, from Laissez Faire – the museum’s catering partner, received a lot of enquiries about the newest addition to the museum’s already strong venue portfolio.


With over 72 industry appointments held by the team across the two day tradeshow, and the steady flow of enquiries since, the museum’s first-time attendance to the business event exhibition was a success.

Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of Business Events Sydney, was proud to see leading representatives from NSW’s diverse and spectacular business event industry representing Sydney to the global business events world.


“Unique properties, such as first-time exhibitor and BESydney member the Australian National Maritime Museum, are helping to demonstrate that Sydney is well and truly open for business.


“Their waterfront venue, the Lighthouse Gallery, is just one of many new event spaces making a splash on Sydney’s dynamic business event scene in 2014. It’s a great addition to our Darling Harbour meetings precinct that will also welcome the new ICC Sydney from late 2016. Our future is bright,” said Ms Lewis-Smith.


The Lighthouse Gallery comes equipped with leading event technology and is supported by the museum’s experienced Venues team and catering partners, Laissez-Faire, to deliver outstanding events. The addition of this new venue brings the museum’s portfolio of venues to eight.


Bookings can be made now for events to be held from the beginning of April 2014.


For a complete event experience, the museum also offers opportunities to incorporate some of their world class exhibitions and vessels into event packages, offering an insight into Australia’s maritime history and delivering guests an event that is sure to be remembered for a very long time.


For more information about events throughout the Museum, please contact the Venues team on +61 2 9298 3625 or [email protected]


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Source: Australian National Maritime Museum