International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) commemorates five years of operation this week, having contributed to $2.53 billion of visitor expenditure and a host of community benefits by consistently delivering successful events.
With 250 events already secured for the first half of 2022 and events in the pipeline through to 2031, ICC Sydney expects a return to delivering $1 billion annually to the New South Wales (NSW) community within the next five years.
Following a $3.4 billion redevelopment of the convention, exhibition, entertainment centre and its precinct by the NSW Government through a Public Private Partnership, ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said the past five years have seen the team’s agility, innovation and resilience come to the fore.
“After launching the venue in December 2016, the team has delivered 2,700 conventions, exhibitions, banquets, seminars and entertainment events and welcomed 4.5 million attendees through our doors.
“Agility, innovation and a focus on world class service has resulted in success for our customers and our community even under the most challenging of conditions,” Donaghy said.
NSW Premier The Hon. Dominic Perrottet congratulated ICC Sydney on maintaining its position as a jewel in the crown of the State’s infrastructure investments and its ongoing commitment to the people of NSW.
“ICC Sydney attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors through its doors every year, adding vibrancy to our city and acting as a catalyst for economic investment in innovation and through its long supply chain reaching out to the state’s regions,” Premier Perrottet said.
Darling Harbour Live Project Coordinator, Peter Robertson said the Public Private Partnership approach to ICC Sydney had been a great success and he congratulated all the participants in the project – the New South Wales Government together with consortium members Lendlease, Hostplus, Aware Super, Capella Capital, ASM Global and Spotless FM.
“The ongoing success of ICC Sydney is made possible by many stakeholders and we look forward to many more fruitful years of returns for our major investors HostPlus and Aware Super and the New South Wales community more broadly,” Mr Robertson said.