As a leading global business events destination and a world class brand, proudly managed by ASM Global, ICC Sydney’s great organisational strength and ability to deliver extraordinary event experiences is grounded in our diverse and inclusive workplace that encourages every member of our team to bring their whole self to work. Recognising and valuing the different knowledge, skills, backgrounds and perspectives that people bring to their role, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social background or other factors is critical to the success of our organisation.
ICC Sydney’s diversity strategy is built in alignment with the ASM Global ACTS framework and first pillar – Invest in People. These key five areas are: LGBTQI+, Parents and Carers, First Nations, Able @ Work, Generation Success and New Australians. As an employer of choice, we strive for visibility across all five key areas in our workforce and equally, our partners, supplier base and internal processes. This includes, for instance, marking days of importance, expanding our network of First Nations suppliers, showcasing and celebrating our diverse team, and partnering with organisations and events that champion inclusivity, equity and diversity.
One such event we are extremely proud to be partnering with is Sydney WorldPride. From 17 February – 5 March 2023, the world’s biggest celebration of LGBTQIA+ pride has taken over Sydney’s city with a collection of arts, sport, theatre, concerts, parties and First Nations programming. At the heart of these city-wide festivities is the Human Rights Conference, taking place at ICC Sydney this week from 1 – 3 March 2023. This three-day conference will explore LGBTQIA+ human rights, combining inspiring keynotes, panels and roundtables with interactive workshops, performances and networking events.
ICC Sydney was selected as the host venue for the Human Rights Conference in recognition of our approach and commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion principles and our dedication to celebrate its intersectionality. As an organisation, we recognise the benefits of a diversified workforce and pride ourselves on our practices as we continue to look towards these differences to strengthen our extraordinary team.
In support of our mission to embrace diversity and be free of discrimination, we’ve re-established our partnership with Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national employer support program for all aspects of LGBTQIA+ workplace inclusion. Our LGBTQI+ stream is benchmarked against the AWEI (Australian Workplace Equity Index) and internally supported by our internal employee group, the Same Same Collective.