The widely expected announcement came after the SIAA won the bidding process last year in a joint submission with the state government, ASA and Business Events Sydney.

The five-day International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is expected to attract around 7,000 delegates and will be held between 29 September and 3 October.

Organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the IAC is known as the Olympics of space and was first held in Paris in 1950.

Today, the IAF has 513 members in 77 different countries and includes some of the largest organisations in the space industry, from both the public and private sectors. This year’s event, in Baku, Azerbaijan, featured a live-stream session with SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

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