Bigger, more space, and state-of-the-art, the all-new ICC Sydney will be the place for business events in Australia.

There’s plenty of excitement surrounding the impending opening of International Convention Centre Sydney in 2016, with meeting and event planners eagerly awaiting its unveiling.

The decision to knock down the old facility has allowed for the creation of 50 per cent more exhibition space, and a high level of quality conference and event spaces.

ICC Sydney CEO and AEG Ogden Director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy, says that Sydney’s Darling Harbour precinct and the new centre will be “world unique”.

“The ability to rebuild the centre has vastly improved the venue as well as accessibility for clients and delegates,” Mr Donaghy says.

“Superior conferencing and exhibition facilities, loading docks and public space are delivering a more integrated venue and precinct in a prime city and waterfront location with easy access to financial, cultural and research hubs. What more could you ask for from a world-class conference city?

“We also have the associated facilities – banqueting, exhibition space, meetings space – to do 2500, 1000, and 800-person conferences concurrently.

“We also have a very high-quality 8000 seat theatre, allowing us to cater for a range of meetings and events.”

As well as approximately 5000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the ICC Sydney, there will also be a 600-room Sofitel built on the site.

Key construction statistics following the one year milestone of activity to date include:
• More than 16,000 tonnes of steel and 110,000 tonnes of concrete removed from site, exceeding the recycling target of 90 per cent of the demolition materials.
• More than 32,000 cubic metres of concrete have been poured to date, more than 30 per cent of the total.
• Piling for new buildings is now complete with over 1500 piles created, and concrete structural works are well underway with seven tower cranes in operation, the largest of which can lift 20 tonnes at 90 metres.

Opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney is located in what is being described as Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and event precinct.

The showcase international venue presents Australia’s largest and first fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment centre, underpinning Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and major events destinations.

ICC Sydney will be at the epicentre of the 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour by the NSW Government to highlight Sydney as the first choice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region for the major events industry.

ICC Sydney is being delivered by Darling Harbour Live, comprising Lend Lease, Hostplus, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, in partnership with the NSW Government.