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First State Super secures naming rights at ICC Sydney

ICC Sydney has announced First State Super has secured the naming rights to its ICC Sydney Theatre. The 8,000-seat venue will now be known as First State Super Theatre for the next 10 years. The value of the sponsorship deal was not disclosed. ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with First State Super… Their increased investment in the pr...

Business events and place making: the power of connections

ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy shares his take on the recent IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt.    I was delighted to join my global peers, policy makers and leading city academics at the IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt recent for a collaborative leadership panel to discuss the business of placemaking. Today, well planned business events and major venues play a significant role as the makers of a place ...

More than a venue: ICC Sydney celebrates National Reconciliation Week

ICC Sydney launched its ‘More than a venue’ marketing campaign at IMEX in Frankfurt, reflecting what management said was, “a growth as a business to emerge as a symbol of global excellence, demonstrating the unique combination of people, services, partners and features that set us apart from our competitors”. The ‘world class Sydney experience’ outlined by ICC Sydney Group CEO Geoff Donaghy includ...

ICC Sydney and Arinex win big in Brisbane

International Convention Centre Sydney’s (ICC Sydney) Dewi Gutierrez took home the Event Manager of the Year – in-house, while the venue secured the Education and Training Award and was highly commended for Best Venue – capacity over 500 at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) National Awards. Held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 2 April, as a part of the industry’s Evolve 2...

ICC Sydney returns to Asia Pacific region for CEO Roadshow

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)’s executive team is in Asia Pacific for the second annual CEO Asia Roadshow series. The event is designed to showcase the advantages of meetings in Sydney o Asia’s key decision makers. The nine-day roadshow will visit Tokyo, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Singapore, speaking to business events agents, corporae firms, associations and media. CEO of ICC S...

ICC Sydney generated AUD$820m for Sydney in 2018

According to a Deloitte Access Economics study, delegates attending events at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) generated A$820 million in direct expenditure for the State in its second year of operation, an increase of A$35 million on the A$785 million direct contribution in 2017. International and interstate visitors helped generate 72 per cent (A$590 million) of the total expe...

The great conductor – ICC Sydney’s Geoff Donaghy

CMW receives some insight from the long and distinguished career of industry leader, ICC Sydney CEO and Director Convention Centres, AEG Ogden, Geoff Donaghy How did you arrive in the events/hospitality industry and what were your first roles? I began my career as a teacher and I loved it. However, I didn’t see it as my life long career. I moved to Cairns, which was in the midst of its early and e...

Arinex and Australia’s IMC collaboration recognised with IAPCO award

Arinex and The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (IMC) picked up the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO)’s Driving Excellence Collaboration Award, which was announced at the IBTM Leaders’ Summit in Barcelona last week. The award entry emphasised the importance of a collaborative approach between the PCO, client and all the sponsors and stakeholders...

ICC Sydney bolsters legacy programme

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced the introduction of a new dedicated Creative Industries stream to its Legacy Programme. The new stream will give a platform for showcasing Australia’s home-grown talent and also offer support to the next generation of creative leaders. Clients and their delegates now have an extra opportunity to collaborate with Sydney and New South...

World’s premier finance event comes to Sydney for a third time

SIBOS, heralded as the world’s premier financial event, opens in Sydney 22 October, with organisers expecting 7,000 attendees from around the world. The annual conference, exhibition and networking event draws business leaders from a range of financial institutions, multinational corporations and technology partners and is in its 40th year. Organisers this year hope to ignite conversation between ...

ICC Sydney pioneers plastic bottle waste reduction in M&E

In an on-going commitment to reduce its ecological footprint, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) in Australia has announced, 23 July, more than a million plastic water bottles have been saved through its partnership with Sydney Water. By promoting the use of Sydney’s tap water at events and using co-branded, reusable glass bottles in all meeting rooms, the initiative has significa...