August 3, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier
Sydney’s major convention and exhibition centre has spent $1.53 million on new audio visual equipment, including 32K lumens laser projectors, cameras, audio and lighting consoles and projection screens to ensure the venue remains on the leading edge with its technology.
Also part of the investment are vision processing and control, laptops, foldback monitors, radio microphones, moving light fixtures and draping. The centre has also recently invested in modular LED screens at a 1.9mm pitch.
“ICC Sydney was purpose-built to cater for the changing architecture of meetings and through this investment it has evolved its event delivery capability to execute even better world class services for our diverse network of clients and visitors,” said ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy.
“Our team members take great pride in presenting customised, seamless technical solutions and the latest venue enhancements will support this ongoing quest for excellence.
“As we welcome a resurgence of local, national and international events, we are proud to further strengthen Sydney’s position as one of the world’s most desirable business events destinations. Working with the latest technology and the best people in the industry, the future possibilities for business and entertainment events are endless,” he said.
ICC Sydney’s director of audio visual services, Brian Nash, said the venue was drawing on experienced and new talent to execute its AV offering.
“People are at the heart of our successful event operations here at ICC Sydney. We continue to bring together the best technical directors, project managers and operators to work with an unmatched range of vision, lighting, audio, studio and draping infrastructure.
“Adding to the learning and development opportunities available to the team through ICC Sydney’s Academy of Extraordinary, we are proud to have recently collaborated with vocational education providers to on-board seven AV trainees as part of our inaugural Professional Growth Traineeship Program,” said Nash.
ICC Sydney recently won the global International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Innovation Award for its Connect Hub, a service delivered by the venue’s AV team. And in the recent internal staff awards, AV team members dominated the headline categories.