International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has hit another milestone ahead of its December launch, with the venue now technically complete and the management team operating directly from the venue.
Relocating from two pre-opening office locations to the new Darling Harbour address, the ICC Sydney team undertook a mammoth move over four days, and is now officially ‘in the building’ beginning its intensive three month testing and commissioning phase with an all staff induction in the 1000 seat Pyrmont Theatre.
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy, said the team is excited to kick start the next phase of work, and will be focused on ensuring every part of the venue is up to its world class benchmark ahead of its December opening.
“All of ICC Sydney’s state-of-the-art facilities will be activated and tested, including the five-star convention and exhibition centres, the largest purpose-built Grand Ballroom in the region, the ultramodern ICC Sydney Theatre, and the stunning outdoor event deck. Every part of the integrated precinct will be put through its paces to ensure it is fully functioning to its expected world leading standard,” Mr Donaghy said.
“This rigorous process has the added benefit of ensuring staff are trained in situ for every event type, ensuring clients can be confident that we will deliver an exceptional experience from day one.”
As part of the Operational Readiness Plan, Mr Donaghy said ICC Sydney will host no less than 25 non-commercial test events for industry and stakeholders, including meetings and evening ceremonies, as well as a packed schedule of room set ups and client site inspections.
ICC Sydney has already secured more than 340 events.
An important component of the NSW Government’s suite of infrastructure projects under development, ICC Sydney is set to generate at least $5 billion in economic benefits for NSW over 25 years.