Between September 19 and 20, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) hosted its first entirely in-person conference since coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions came into effect in March.

Delivered for medical education provider HealthCert Education the venue welcomed more than 125 doctors and health professionals to attend interactive HealthCert Education certificate courses and workshops presented in person.

ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy, said the event marks an important milestone on the business events industry’s road to recovery following the impact of COVID-19.

I am pleased to welcome in-person conferences back to ICC Sydney for the first time since the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions,” he said.

“The ICC Sydney team has worked tirelessly to develop a rigorous framework to allow us to begin confidently running in person events, such as this event for HealthCare Education.

“Through ICC Sydney’s EventSafe protocols, we can continue to bring people together and provide clients with the opportunity to meet with peace of mind that the utmost safety measures are in place.”

ICC Sydney activated various components of its ‘EventSafe’ operating protocols to ensure the HealthCert event was able to proceed in a COVID-safe environment. This included a streamlined event arrival process, extensive hygiene measures including hand sanitiser stations, contactless solutions for payment, regular cleaning of common touchpoints and use of acrylic screens. Additionally, each meeting room was set up to accommodate physical distancing of one person per four sqm, and allow for seating to be set 1.5 metres apart.

Founder and CEO of HealthCert Education, Paul Elmslie said delegates were thoroughly impressed with the safety provisions and quality of the event delivery for the highly practical workshops.

“ICC Sydney provided us with a safe solution to proceed with the delivery of our education through their rigorous, informed and professional COVID safe measures and services,” he said.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our experience with ICC Sydney for the HealthCert Education certificate courses and we look forward to collaborating on the upcoming events in our calendar.”