December 10, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Sydney’s major convention venue, ICC Sydney is celebrating five years in operation and a $2.53 billion contribution to Australia’s economy this week.

Since opening in 2016, the centre has hosted 2,700 conferences, exhibitions, concerts, dinners and other events, with 4.5 million attendees coming through the doors.

The centre’s activity has also facilitated $2.53 billion in economic impact for the economy – a figure that would have no doubt been larger if not for the global pandemic. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ICC Sydney hosted one-sixth of its pre-pandemic visitors in the last financial year.

“Agility, innovation and a focus on world class service has resulted in success for our customers and our community even under the most challenging of conditions,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet congratulated the venue on its first five years.

“ICC Sydney attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors through its doors every year, adding vibrancy to our city and acting as a catalyst for economic investment in innovation and through its long supply chain reaching out to the state’s regions,” he said.

“Keep up the good work. Thank you for your efforts and here’s to many more years of continued success.”