Excitement is building for May 2019 when SMC is due to re-open, unveiling new look interiors, new technologies and new spaces that complement the centre’s striking monumental architecture.  


Continuing the exploration of the importance of adaptable function spaces, SMC will soon offer 13 multi-purpose spaces with the addition of two new conference rooms on Level 4 – Remington and Northcott – that each cater to 140 guests. These spaces are designed to make the most of natural daylight and feature portal style windows framing views over Sydney’s south.


Venues on this soon to be revealed Level 4 can be booked individually or combined for a self-contained ‘conference centre within the centre’ with a dedicated registration area and Boardroom as well as the Rawson room for break-out sessions. Operable walls allow for numerous event formats and flexible room configurations. Event organisers also have the option of expanding to rooms on other levels as required.


These three floorplans show the different room styles and some of the configurations in which Level 4 can be set up:

L4 Setup 1 01

Level 4 Set for a 90 Pax Conference with a Table top exhibition and 2 Breakout Spaces. 
Northcott Room: 90 Cabaret, Remington Room: Table Top Exhibition & Catering, Boardroom: 70 Theatre, Rawson: 20 Boardroom

 

L4 Setup 2 01

Level 4 Set for a 140 Pax Conference with a 66 Cabaret Workshop and 2 Breakout Spaces
Northcott Room: 140 Theatre, Remington Room: 66 Cabaret, Boardroom: 45 Classroom, Rawson: 30 Workshop

L4 Setup 3 01

Level 4 Set for a 60 Pax Dinner Banquet with pre dinner cocktail area and 2 Breakout Spaces
Northcott Room: 60 Banquet with staging, Remington Room: Pre Dinner Cocktail, Boardroom: 30 U-Shape, Rawson: 40 Theatre


General manager Paul Davison says that "with direct access from the ground floor, leading audio-visual services and superior technology as well as dedicated kitchen facilities and catering, the Level 4 update creates a unique ‘conference centre within the centre’ that provides clients and delegates with a brand-new contemporary meeting space in the middle of Sydney’s CBD". Those planning conferences and functions for May 2019 onward can talk with SMC’s venue experts now about how best to combine spaces for perfectly customised events. "Our experienced team are available to help clients explore the endless and flexible configuration options that will best suit your next event".

 

It’s a great time to start planning your next event before SMC re-opens. Talk to SMC’s venue managers and book now for a ‘first look’ in May 2019. Places are filling fast for morning, lunch and evening ‘famils’ that will include a tour of the newly renovated spaces, a presentation of new services and facilities as well as a taste of the world-class catering fare.  To book, follow the link https://www.smcfc.com.au/smc-reopening-famil.html

 

Audio Visual and Broadband Internet

All spaces can be fitted with state-of-the-art AV equipment to suit your requirements. Every room (except the larger Banquet Hall and Grand Lodge) has a ceiling mounted projector available for hire and a screen, flip chart and whiteboard are included. Banquet Hall and Grand Lodge have the capabtility of one or two screens either in 16:9 or 4:3 format, front or rear projection, depending on your set up and budget.

When it comes to internet, we recognise that fibre-optic internet is the industry standard. Taking this standard seriously, SMC invested in a fibre-optic backbone and has the capability of providing clients their own private preimuim network reaching speeds of up to 500 mpbs. This is ideal for live streaming and delegates making use of social media and digital applications. SMC also offers free Wi-Fi throughout the entire venue and a wired in connection in every room.

More information and technical specifications are available in these tech sheets:
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pdfConnectivity217.45 KB

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Parking

SMC and Secure Parking have teamed up to offer you 15% off ALL parking products at the Secure World Square Carpark when booking online.
At the Secure Parking World Square booking page, click “BOOK NOW” next to any of the products and apply the promotional code: SMCFC16.

Arriving by train? The closest station is Museum Station (300 metres or a 3 minute walk) and then Central Station (700 metres or 7 minutes). To walk from Museum Station, simply follow the Castlereagh Street exit signs inside the station, then turn left heading south down Castlereagh Street. At the first intersection (corner of Castlereagh & Goulburn Streets), turn right to come to the SMC main entrance at 66 Goulburn Street.

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SMC Hotel Partners

Click on the hotel icon in the above map to see each hotel’s address, phone number and website, or download SMC’s Hotel Partner fact sheet.

 

**Access the SMC discount of 10% off the Best Available Rate using the following link at: Vibe Hotel Sydney, Travelodge Sydney and Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Central

***Access the SMC discount of 15% off the Best Available Rate using the promo code SMCFC at Veriu Central

 

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Sydney University Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference

Event Highlights

Date: 5-9 March 2018

Event Type: International Conference

Delegates: 350

Key achievements: Fully flexible venue use, high speed, large-volume internet usage and special requests.

Introduction

The Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK) was held for the first time in Australia in March 2018. Sydney University brought the event to Australia after a winning the bid to host the conference.

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Event Highlights

Date: Aug - Sep 2015

Event Type: Annual Meeting, Conference and Workshops

Delegates: 600

Introduction

SMC Conference & Function Centre’s (SMC) versatile spaces provide an elevated level of accessibility to all types of events via extensive accessible design, including direct access for unassisted entry, and indirect access compatible with assistive technology such as hearing loops.

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ACEL Inaugural Hedley Beare Memorial Lecture

Event Highlights

Date: 13 February 2015

Event Type: ACEL Inaugural Hedley Beare Memorial Lecture

Guests: 169

Key achievements: Effectively managed a high profile, high risk national event

Introduction

The objective of this event was to bring educators across the nation into an open forum, inclusive of a Q&A with the Australian Minister for Education and Training, and to be briefed on the release of the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) report.

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Event Highlights

Date: 8 November 2014

Event Type: NSW Australian Cinematographers Society Awards Event

Delegates: 200

Key achievements: Delivery of the third consecutive award event for ACS

Introduction

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Starlight Children's Foundation

Volunteer Thank You Event

Event Highlights

Date: 20 October 2014

Event Type: Starlight Children's Foundation Volunteer Thank You Event

Delegates: 120

Key achievements: SMC Conference & Function Centre’s Marble Foyer facilitated one of the largest groups of volunteers as part of the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s community

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Australian Medical Students' Association

10th Global Health Conference

Event Highlights

Date: 5 — 9 September 2014

Event Type: Australian Medical Students' Association 10th Global Health Conference, workshop, social events

Delegates: 720

Key achievements: SMC Conference & Function Centre's (SMC) Plenary Hall facilitated the largest ever AMSA global health conference. AMSA engaged a wider than ever range of speakers including, for the first time, a webcast featuring a high profile speaker from the UK

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