ICC Sydney team celebrate their win at KARI Corporate and Cultural Games, in honour of NAIDOC Week

ICC Sydney celebrates NAIDOC Week as winner of KARI inaugural Corporate Cultural Games Day

11 Jul 2024

In another move towards reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations Peoples, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has celebrated NAIDOC Week by being named the winner of KARI Foundation’s inaugural Corporate Cultural Games Day.

Putting their First Nations cultural awareness to the test, ICC Sydney’s Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (including Director of Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability – Samantha Glass, Senior Manager, Business Development – International and Exhibitions – Helen Mantellato, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager – Jess Zickar, Senior Manager, Public Relations – Sandra Rae, EA to the Director of Communications – Libby O’Leary, Manger, Customer Services – Juan Aranda, Event Operations Manager – Greg Andrews, and FF&E & Contracts Manager – Matthew Whitaker) competed alongside eight other organisations in four distinct sessions learning from KARI’s leadership group while demonstrating their newfound skills ranging from spear and boomerang throwing, fire starting, cooking and painting to historical and cultural knowledge.

Director of Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, Samantha Glass said: “KARI is an active and cherished partner in ICC Sydney’s Legacy Program, and the venue team is proud to foster acknowledgement of First Nations culture to local, national, and international audiences through this special connection.

“Facilitated by KARI’s cultural custodians under the leadership of KARI Chief Executive Officer Casey Ralph and Chief Commercial Officer Cain Slater, it was an honour and privilege to develop our knowledge and skills through this dynamic, insightful and fun team building event.

“To be named the winner is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group to embed inclusive cultural practices into our operations,” Ms Glass said.