Industry confirms support for ICC Sydney
18 August 2016
Associations Back Australia’s Premier New Venue
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is proving to be the destination of choice for leading business functions in the Asia Pacific region, with a raft of key national and international associations, including Meetings & Events Australia (MEA), backing the world class venue with major event bookings in 2017.
The latest in a line of high profile client wins, MEA will host its prestigious National Conference (30 April - 2 May 2017) at ICC Sydney to recognise and award leaders in their field, while also fostering knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Other new events set to take place at Australia’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct include Associations Forum’s National Conference (17-18 July 2017) and Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) Conference and Exhibition (11-12 May 2017). Following its annual conference in France, International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) has also announced ICC Sydney as the destination for its July 2017 conference.
CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy, said he is delighted with the local and international response to the precinct, and is looking forward to welcoming some of the industry’s top minds to a space that has been custom-designed to help foster innovation.
“Interest in ICC Sydney is booming, with over 100 major conventions and exhibitions confirmed. We are building a strong case for the venue as a world leader and clients are responding to our integrated offering, cutting edge facilities and flexible meeting spaces, along with the centre’s contemporary design and unbeatable location.
“Association events are critical to the mix of a global city as they drive business relationships, knowledge transfer, and industry investment. Their active support means ICC Sydney, and the business events we host, will play a fundamental role in supporting professional development and fostering the local knowledge economy – both of which are key to ensuring Sydney remains competitive and attracts top talent,” he said.
Business events are a major economic driver for the Australian economy and ICC Sydney will play a pivotal role in boosting returns for Sydney and the State, including an expected $5 billion in economic benefit to NSW over the next 25 years.
ICC Sydney will be capable of holding multiple large conventions, shows and exhibitions simultaneously and boasts a range of integrated facilities which are set to redefine the standard for business events globally.