In a local industry triumph, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) took home three awards overnight at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) NSW Awards. Best Venue – capacity over 500, the Education and Training Award, and Event Manager of the Year – in-house; Dewi Gutierrez, were all awarded to ICC Sydney at the industry event, which recognises excellence and best practice across all aspects of meetings and event management.
It was the second time for ICC Sydney to be awarded Best Venue – capacity over 500, with the venue taking home the top accolade at the NSW MEA Awards last year. These award wins mark a significant week for the venue with its 2018 results released, revealing economic targets had been exceeded and client satisfaction rates had risen.
CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy said the award wins were testament to the entire venue – from its operations and service standards, to its people and the learning and development programs in place to nurture talent.
“To be honoured with the Best Venue award for the second year running reflects not only the quality of our infrastructure, but also the industry benchmark we have set for event delivery.
“This achievement would not be possible without our highly skilled and trained 1,700 team members, for whom we are focused on creating careers, not just jobs, and providing them with learning and development opportunities to succeed.
“Dewi’s achievement is just one example of how our team members are excelling in their own fields. She has been an integral part of the Events Services team since ICC Sydney opened in 2016 and consistently receives ringing endorsements and positive feedback resulting from the success of our clients,” Donaghy said.
Chief Executive Officer of MEA, Robyn Johnson congratulated the venue on their achievements and said the awards were a reflection of the quality of service that is ICC Sydney.
“From the moment it opened in 2016, ICC Sydney has set a new level of standards for the meetings and events industry.
“The positive feedback we receive from our members is a reflection of the world class event delivery that takes place every day at ICC Sydney,” Johnson said.
ICC Sydney will now vie for the national MEA Awards, to be presented at the Evolve Conference on April 2.