Networking @ SMS Sydney

Coming to a conference is not just about learning in the sessions, its also about networking with your peers, making new contacts and learning from others who have been there and done that. Networking @ Search Marketing Summit has always been about having fun and continued learning in a more relaxed atmosphere.


Way back in 2007 we decided that it would be a great idea to have less than conventional conference networking event.

We felt that as we have such a large contingent of International speakers that it would be great for them to see and experience a slice of Australian culture – what better way of doing it than to have a BBQ underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge overlooking our magificant Harbour?

2008 saw this networking event moved from the land to the sea for a 2 hour cruise around Sydney Harbour.

Our Networking Under The Bridge Cruise is a great way to wind down after a full day of conferencing and getting in depth search engine marketing information.


Wharf 5, King St Wharf,
Be at the wharf at 6:30pm for a 7.30pm departure


The two hour cruise on Sydney Harbour includes a delicious BBQ, washed down with a nice cool one (Beer, Wine and Soft drinks included).

This year we will be holding our ‘Under the Bridge’ Networking Cruise on the evening of Tuesday, May 30, after the first day of Search Marketing Summit. An added bonus is that the cruise takes place at the same time as the Vivid Festival all around Sydney Harbour.

After the final session of the day at approximately 5.45pm, we will make our way down for some pre-event drinks at the Cargo Bar, which is located at 52-60 The Promenade, King St Wharf (right in front of Wharf 5 where the cruise will be departing from)

King St Wharf is located 1.8km from the Conference Venue.

Walking, this should take approximately 20 minutes. If you would prefer to travel by bus then please purchase a ‘Pre-Pay My Bus’ ticket (these are available at most convenience stores – there is a 7-11 convenience store just around the corner at 12-11 Goulburn St). You can take the 412 or the 413 bus from the corner of George St before Goulburn St (300m down the road from the venue, Stop Number: 2000116) and this will take you directly to King St Wharf 5. Buses depart every 15 minutes and take approximately 21 minutes.

Alternatively, of course, there are plenty of taxis available.

Please note that the cruise will depart from Wharf 5, King St Wharf, at 7.30pm sharp. If you choose not to attend the drinks at Cargo Bar then we advise arriving 15 minutes early to the wharf in order to avoid any delays.


$65 per person + GST

All tickets are sold prior to the Event, no tickets available on the day of the event unless otherwise noted.

Previous Sydney Harbour Cruise Images including amazing Vivid Lightshow