June 2, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier | Image: Reed Gift Fair | Credit: Oneill Photographics

Major exhibition venue ICC Sydney is expecting 64,000 exhibition visitors through its doors in June, on top of 125,000 visitors across consumer and trade shows through the first five months of the year.

The venue has described the recovery of the exhibitions sector as swift, with ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy aligning with the central message of Global Exhibitions Day that the sector accelerates trade and investment and that show floors provide platforms for innovation and entrepreneurship.

“On this Global Exhibitions Day, it is encouraging to see the exhibitions market continue to deliver significant benefits to Sydney and New South Wales with direct and indirect attendee expenditure boosting the state economy and positively impacting suppliers.

“Not only are opportunities created for businesses on the expo floor, the economic impact of these shows and the audiences they attract, are enjoyed by Sydney as well as regional economies,” he said.

Exhibitions at ICC Sydney in June include two major firsts for the venue, with the Sydney Build Expo delivering the second and final day of its first foray at ICC Sydney today, with 500 exhibitors taking over four exhibition halls and 30,000 visitors expected. The event has previously been held at the Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park.

Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute’s Australian Manufacturing Week is also making its debut at the centre, with its inaugural event to be held next week. The event was originally scheduled for 2021 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and then March 2022, also in Melbourne, before relocating to ICC Sydney.

Property, fitness and wellness and food and wine exhibitions are also in the calendar for ICC Sydney in June.