With another 30,000 bottles of premium Orange wine purchased in the last financial year, the team from International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, returned to the city of Orange in Central West New South Wales (NSW) this week to celebrate the region’s thriving wine industry and strengthen its connection to its network of producers.
ICC Sydney CEO and ASM Global (APAC) Director – Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said following a bumper year that saw the venue welcome over one million visitors to 500 events from conventions to exhibitions, gala dinners and entertainment concerts, and a healthy pipeline of events on the horizon — ICC Sydney would continue its commitment to champion local Orange producers.
“ICC Sydney has purchased more than 130,000 bottles of premium Orange wine since opening in December 2016 and the team is committed to continued investment in the quality and diversity of wine from the region.
“Wines from the Orange region make up one quarter of our list of 100% NSW wine list, and the venue orders as many as 30,000 bottles of premium Orange wine per year. Our commitment to offer premium NSW wine, as well as fresh produce from local farmers, enriches the dining experience of our clients and delegates.
“The trip was an excellent opportunity for the venue team to strengthen ties with its network that is producing award winning wines and exceptional food,” Mr Donaghy said.
Swinging Bridge Wines CEO, and Immediate Past President of the Orange Region Vignerons Association (ORVA), Tom Ward praised ICC Sydney for its continued dedication to the region and said it has reaffirmed itself as a cellar door to the world.
“High volumes of business activity at ICC Sydney directly contributes to the economic performance of Sydney as well as regional areas, including Orange.