BY GEOFF DONAGHY
I am delighted to share the results of ICC Sydney’s 2018/19 Annual Performance Review with you today which highlights that our business is continuing to exceed our economic goals while deepening our community impact.
Over the past year, the 1.4 million delegates and patrons who attended 671 core events at our venue generated A$896 million* in direct expenditure for New South Wales – an outstanding achievement.
Here, international and interstate visitors helped generate 73% (A$654 million) of the total expenditure, resulting in 1.77 million overnight stays, making a real difference for the people of Sydney and New South Wales.
It’s been a year of many highlights, including representing Sydney with BESydney and Tourism Australia at international trade shows and in-market events, and leading a roadshow throughout Asia to foster and build new relationships. As a result, we’re pleased to reveal that we have secured a further 1,520 leading major national and international events across sectors to 2030.
We also hosted our now annual Professional Conference Organiser roundtable and launched More Than a Venue, a new multi-channel marketing campaign that demonstrates, through the power of storytelling, the value of booking events at our premium venue in our premier city.
Meeting our key financial and economic obligations provides us with the opportunity and privilege to give back to the community in which we operate – an important part of our role as a major government infrastructure project.