International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched an Advocates Club, honouring the positive impact and contribution of a diverse network of stakeholders to establish and grow the venue’s world class reputation on the global stage.
Ranging from First Nation members to business leaders, universities and regional producers, 93 esteemed individuals have been named as official ICC Sydney Advocates.
The club has been set up to formally acknowledge the role of ICC Sydney’s network to promote Sydney as a first-choice business and entertainment event destination in their respective fields. It simultaneously aims to open up more pathways for the venue’s expanding Legacy Program to engage clients and the community in new ways.
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said each of the advocates has been instrumental in driving the venue’s success and amplifying ICC Sydney’s brand.
“We’re privileged to have such a wonderful network of individuals and organisations who have backed us from the very beginning of our journey, from when our vision to set a new standard for premium event experiences was still in floor plans and virtual tours.
“From helping us through the hard yards of opening a new venue, securing business and activating our Legacy Program, we are grateful for the unwavering support of our advocates. This has enabled us to build a trusted reputation and make a positive impact on our surrounding community.”
New South Wales Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Innovation and Enterprise Glenn Wightwick, Tourism and Transport Forum Australia CEO Margy Osmond, BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith and Chairperson of Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, Yvonne Weldon were among the distinguished individuals who attended the launch of the club at an intimate reception on Tuesday night.
Place Management New South Wales Chair, Helen Coonan said the formalisation of this group of advocates highlights ICC Sydney’s commitment to serving the community which directly correlates with its outstanding performance to date.
“Not only has ICC Sydney exceeded the key performance indicators set by the State, the venue has made an impressive mark on the entire community. By putting people first and engaging a broad spectrum of organisations, the venue has developed an incredible network of advocates that all come together to drive positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.