Innovation focus continues at ICC Sydney with a new multi-streamed legacy initiative
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has committed to cultivating a powerful legacy for the events it hosts with the introduction of a unique new multi-streamed Legacy Program, designed to connect the world’s brightest minds, industry leaders and delegates across a diverse cross-section of Sydney’s vibrant community.
Rolling out from January 2018, the program will foster knowledge exchange, collaboration and engagement across four key streams – Innovators, Generation Next, Aboriginal Australia and Sustainability.
Each stream will provide clients with an opportunity to connect with locals through dedicated initiatives – from direct exposure to Sydney’s network of entrepreneurs and startups, and fostering the next generation of thought leaders via student engagement, to working with local Aboriginal businesses, and measuring the ecological impact of events.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the venue’s Legacy Program will support the creation of impactful end-to-end experiences which are felt long after convention, exhibition and networking events take place.
“At ICC Sydney, we are committed to driving meaningful social, economic and environmental outcomes and delivering world class events, and our robust Legacy Program will help us to continue doing just that.
“We have already been working collaboratively with a network of partners across the four streams and are thrilled to formalise a program which will invigorate our clients’ event programs, strengthen Sydney’s knowledge economy and support local businesses with tangible commercial benefit.”
A truly collaborative effort, each stream will be delivered in partnership with private enterprise, government and education providers. Already, relationships have been established with the New South Wales (NSW) Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSWICC), TAFE NSW, Sydney Water, the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) and 11 NSW universities, among others.
Drawing from Sydney’s startup community, a high-profile Steering Committee has also been established to specifically support the Innovators stream.
Steering Committee member and CEO of Arinex, Roslyn McLeod, said the program is set to be a world leading example of stakeholder, industry and entrepreneurial cross-collaboration.