Accelerating our industry’s journey on the road to recovery, all major COVID-19 restrictions impacting business events operations have now been lifted in our home state of New South Wales and international borders are now open. Adding to the removal of QR code check in, distancing requirements that impacted capacities, the ability to sing and dance, attendees are now no longer required to wear masks. We will continue to maintain our highest standards of safety while ensuring attendees experience our world class service and the best that your events have to offer.
We’ve used our time wisely over the past two years to build on our world class products and services and expanding our event teams that facilitate connection, trade, knowledge exchange and other positive experiences at the events we host for you, delivering us all back to dynamic and productive times.
We never lost sight of our desire and obligation to make a difference in our community, boosting financial returns for the local economy but more importantly, those knowledge and experience economy benefits generated when the top minds of industries gather at your events to share information.
On the social impact side, ICC Sydney is proud to have a strong event Legacy Program which contributes to the intellectual, social and cultural capital of Sydney and assists you to enrich the experiences of your attendees while also achieving your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals at your events. Our refreshed event Legacy Program Guide supports you to envisage, plan and activate CSR initiatives across five distinct streams – First Nations, Environmental Sustainability, Generation Next, Creative Industries and Innovators and Entrepreneurs.
As an iconic destination, which stands and operates on the traditional lands of the Gadigal clan of the Eora Nation, ICC Sydney has a unique opportunity to foster and promote reconciliation. We are committed to meaningful engagement with First Nations communities and presenting First Nations culture and stories to the many thousands of visitors walking through our doors each year.
This week we’ve pledged our next set of reconciliation actions toward a just, equitable and reconciled Australia by releasing our second Reconciliation Action Plan. Developed in partnership with our key stakeholders and our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, it outlines our key upcoming commitments along our reconciliation journey.
We kick started our 2022 calendar of both consumer and trade exhibitions last month with the successful staging of Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo and Get Local. Exhibitions are an extremely important market segment for Sydney that deliver the potential for the acceleration of new businesses, face to face networking and a platform for millions of dollars in business to be exchanged on the show floor.