International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced the expansion of its existing virtual event and broadcast spaces in response to event organisers’ needs to continue to meet and stage their events during this heavily restricted period.
The broadened facilities, known as ICC Sydney Studios, encompass three purpose built virtual event spaces where event organisers and presenters can make full use of ICC Sydney’s quality recording, live streaming and digital solutions — all supported by their passionate team and the ICC Sydney Connect customisable event platform.
ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy said the desire to meet in-person remained core to the majority of clients but that the team’s ability to flex to meet interim needs again demonstrated ICC Sydney’s agility and experience.
“We understand that for some the show must go on, even during these current health restrictions, which is why we have again flexed our services to meet the needs of our clients,” he said.
ICC Sydney’s Parkside Ballroom and Grand Ballroom house the additional, temporary studios that both feature LED screen technology which provide an engaging and dynamic backdrop for virtual events. The suite of spaces also features a dedicated, permanent Media Studio fit out with green screen technology which allows for visual integration of presenters into customisable background content.
The expanded facilities and services will be delivered by the venue’s expert Audio Visual and ICT teams who have executed more than 200 broadcast and hybrid events in the last 12 months including the Destination Australia, Pathology Update and the Legal Aid NSW Criminal Law conferences, amongst many others.
ICC Sydney Director of Audio Visual Services Brian Nash said the venue is proud to reinstate and expand its audio visual product suite following positive client feedback and uptake.
“Over the last 12 months, we’ve been pleased to be able to support event organisers to find and deliver high quality hybrid and virtual event solutions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. By expanding the range of studio options, we are able to provide the facilities and the experience to organisations, industries and individuals to help them continue to connect during this period,” said Nash.