International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced the introduction of a new dedicated Creative Industries stream to its Legacy Program, to showcase Australia’s home-grown talent on the global stage and support the next generation of creative leaders.
This additional focus expands on ICC Sydney’s existing program and connections, providing clients and their delegates with the opportunity to collaborate with Sydney and New South Wales’ thriving creative economy, through a diverse range of stimulating and inspiring arts and cultural encounters.
The program will actively work to cultivate a lasting legacy from fostering support for Sydney’s emerging and established artists through cultural institutions and colleges to engaging new talent for event performances from Talent Development Project and connecting with festival programs including VIVID and Sydney Festival.
From a design perspective, ICC Sydney has partnered with Dinosaur Designs, maker of bold and instantly recognisable Australian homewares, to create bespoke Sydney gifts and handmade award trophies in their signature style.
The Creative Industries stream has been curated to complement the Legacy Program’s four core streams – Innovators & Entrepreneurs, Generation Next, First Australians and Sustainable Events and to drive long-term social, economic and environment outcomes, which are both meaningful and measurable.
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said the venue is proud of its progress to date and expanding its support for creative industries will help invigorate client event programs, while accelerating opportunities for a broader segment of the community.
“We are delighted with the reception of our Legacy Program over the past 12 months including strong traction with Professional Conference Organisers and association groups in particular. Just some of the highlights include significant uptake of authentic Welcome to Countries, Darling Harbour precinct tours with respected elder Aunty Margret and the depth of student and startup engagement at Sibos.”