ICC Sydney invests in next generation of AV professionals

13 Mar 2023

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has activated its Audio Visual (AV) Graduate Program for the fourth time, with five AV professionals joining the venue’s ranks following completion of their tertiary education courses.

Part of a raft of learning opportunities at
ICC Sydney, the AV Graduate Program supports the next generation of technical professionals to access unparalleled vocational training and development opportunities.

Through the year-long initiative, the graduates will gain exposure to a calendar of events, live entertainment events, exhibitions and conventions, working across all areas of ICC Sydney’s leading AV and production services including audio, lighting, vision, rigging, staging and digital event solutions.

ICC Sydney CEO and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC), Geoff Donaghy said the program provided candidates with a unique opportunity to gain experience working in a world class venue with access to industry leaders and professionals to mentor them and provide best practice training as they rotate through each division of the Audio Visual department.

“We believe in creating careers, not simply jobs. As an employer of choice, ICC Sydney has earned a strong reputation for fostering career opportunities through our award winning training and development programs. Our AV Graduate Program ensures candidates will be mentored by the industry’s leading AV professionals, build on their in-demand skills, and experience working on a diverse range of extraordinary events,” Mr Donaghy said.

ICC Sydney Director of Audio Visual Services, Brian Nash said that previous professional development programs delivered by the department had nurtured and developed a total of 18 AV professionals and had been beneficial for both the candidates and the venue team alike.