International Convention Centre Sydney impressed over 8,000 international delegates at the Amway China Leadership Seminar 2017 (6-18 January) – the world class venue’s first ever incentive event.
Over 13 days, organisers utilised a range of ICC Sydney’s flexible spaces, including the extraordinary 2,500 capacity Darling Harbour Theatre, as well as the Convention Centre’s five star meeting rooms for breakout sessions. Organisers cited the precinct’s stellar audio visual equipment as essential to delivering ‘next-level’ presentations, and its remarkable 10Gbps optical fibre backbone and precinct-wide connectivity, in supporting a seamless experience.
The event also offered these VIP visitors the chance to explore the broader precinct, with The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and Brickman Wonders of the World Exhibition, both concurrently held in the venue’s exhibition halls.
CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy, said that Amway China Leadership Seminar 2017 was a huge success for the world class venue, with client feedback praising ICC Sydney’s layout, capabilities and expert counsel.
“It’s showtime at ICC Sydney and Amway China has helped us kick off the year with style and substance. We have had great feedback from the organisers who were thrilled with our ability to support a range of event types within the overall programme. For instance, Darling Harbour Theatre, which is also a performance space, became the perfect setting for large-scale presentations, while our Grand Ballroom – within the Convention Centre itself – provided the ideal location for each 2,000-person banquet,” he said.
“We are delivering a paradigm shift in the way that business events are run by providing the ultimate in quality, choice and flexibility for the world’s leaders and thinkers to meet, collaborate and innovate. With 500 bookings already secured, it’s clear that our industry leading proposition is making an impact,” said Mr Donaghy.
According to post-event surveys, delegates loved the gourmet Chinese sharing banquet provided, which was designed in line with ICC Sydney’s industry-first Feeding Your Performance philosophy. Dishes featured fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, expertly combined to drive physical and mental performance. Guests were also impressed with the courtesy and efficiency of staff, and their friendly manner, which put first-time visitors at ease.