Geoff Donaghy Receives IMEX Academy Award
Chief Executive Officer of International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), Geoff Donaghy, has been recognised for his outstanding service to the meetings and incentives travel industry, winning the IMEX Academy Award for the Asia Pacific region overnight at the 14th annual IMEX Gala Dinner in Frankfurt.
Donaghy was awarded with an IMEX Academy Award at the globally renowned event, with the prestigious accolade presented by IMEX Group Chairman, Ray Bloom, and Managing Director, Paul Flackett.
Harvey Lister, Chairman of AEG Ogden, said Donaghy’s extensive expertise and global reach underpins his strong leadership and drive to redefine the standard for business events worldwide.
“Geoff is one of the most experienced convention centre leaders in the world and we are immensely proud to see this recognition through the IMEX Academy Award. AEG Ogden is responsible for the management of the largest network of venues within the Asia Pacific region and Geoff has played a pivotal role in our success since joining us over 20 years ago.”
“He has driven the launch and management of a number of AEG Ogden venues over the years, starting with the pre-opening and management of Cairns Convention Centre in 1994 through to assisting the global expansion of AEG’s network in the United States, where he supported the local team to win the management right contracts for both the Los Angeles and Hawaii convention centres. Geoff is also responsible for ensuring each of these high performance assets benefit from our global marketing and professional development networks.”