NEWS: ICC Sydney steps up Asian engagement

Following from its Asia Pacific launch in February, the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) will visit cities across Asia in the coming weeks to meet with business event decision makers ahead of its December 2016 opening. The ICC Sydney team will be participating in Business Events Australia’s North East Asia Showcase in Shanghai (April 19-21) and the South East Asia Roadshow in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore (May 3-7 ). ICC Sydney chief executive officer and AEG Ogden group director of convention centres, Geoff […]

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NEWS: $6 million boost for Sydney events

NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant has pledged an additional $6 million in funding to assist Business Events Sydney secure more business events for the harbour city and the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney). The announcement comes off the back of last month’s NSW Government commitment to provide an additional $123.35 million, a 25 per cent boost, to the sector. Mr Grant said the boost was part of the NSW Government’s election commitment to secure the state’s reputation as the home of Australia’s major events. “BESydney has been […]

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ICC Sydney: bigger is better

Serious business requires a serious venue, and many of today’s dedicated convention centres certainly fit the bill for meetings and events of all shapes and sizes. Come December 2016, the eyes of the world’s meeting fraternity will hopefully be focused on Sydney and Darling Harbour and its brand spanking new convention and exhibition facility. It will be an exciting time for Sydney and Australia with the completion of the multi-million dollar venue that promises to bring for the city a resurgence of international conference business […]

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NEWS: ICC Sydney team expands

The management team at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) continues to grow with the appointment this week of  Samantha Taranto (pictured) to the position of communications director. A senior communications and public relations professional, Ms Taranto’s 14 years of experience spans communications consulting and in-house corporate affairs with companies including AMP Capital, The GPT Group and Weber Shandwick. Chief executive officer of ICC Sydney and AEG Ogden Group conventions director, Geoff Donaghy said Ms Taranto’s appointment would continue to build the growing momentum and interest in ICC Sydney. […]

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NEWS: Sydney to host world’s largest financial conference

Sydney is set to host the world’s largest and most influential financial conference, Sibos, in 2018, as announced today by NSW premier, Mike Baird. Hosting Sibos will bring 6000 delegates to Sydney and is worth an estimated $50 million to the NSW economy. “Sydney is home to Australia’s finance sector and we’re delighted to be hosting the world’s financial heavyweights in 2018,” Mr Baird said. “Visitors to Sydney for Sibos 2018 will meet in the new $1.1 billion world-class convention facilities at Darling Harbour and be able […]

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NEWS: Beverley Parker for ICC Sydney

A senior executive with a proven track record in business events, the hotel and hospitality industries, Ms Beverley Parker was this week appointed as director of business development for the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. Announcing the appointment on Monday April 7, AEG Ogden’s director of convention centres and ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said Ms Parker brought a wealth of industry experience and business networks to ICC Sydney. “This is a key appointment to the ICC Sydney senior management team and another indicator that […]

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