On the foreshore of Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour, International Convention Centre Sydney is located on what was once part of the territory of the Gadigal people, the traditional land owners of the Sydney city region.
On Friday 20 January, ICC Sydney welcomed the 2017 Australia Day Lunch, hosted by the Australia Day Council of NSW.
Over 800 guests from government, business and community sectors were amongst the first to experience Sydney’s newest world-class facility — the International Convention Centre Sydney.
Held within the Grand Ballroom guests enjoyed an afternoon of world class entertainment, superb food and wine, and networking.
The event allowed guests to experience the spectacular sweeping views of Darling Harbour and the Sydney City skyline on arrival, and once seated, guests were immersed by the stunning visuals and AV with stellar performances by local talent Guy Sebastian and the KARI choir. The John Foreman and the Australia Day Lunch Band were supported by leading technology within a world class venue showcasing the level of talent our country has to offer.
Sarah Harris was MC for the event and the program featured a welcome from the Australia Day Council of NSW Chairman, Mr Angelos Frangopoulos, an emotive farewell speech from outgoing NSW Premier Mike Baird, and inspiring stories of the 2017 NSW Australians of the Year recipients, Dr John Knight AM, NSW Senior Australian of the Year, Arthur Alla, NSW Young Australian of the Year and Josephine Peter, NSW Australia’s Local Hero as well as featuring the Australian Post Legends Thomas Keneally, Carla Zampatti, Elizabeth Evatt and John Tapp.