In times of change, resilience has proven paramount in remaining open throughout this pandemic. In an uncertain landscape, ICC Sydney has successfully taken an agile approach and continuously adapted to the current health regulations. Despite not knowing how long the road to recovery is, our successes in the venue give us confidence in what lies ahead.
Over the past week, ICC Sydney welcomed more than 60,000 people across a diversity of events including conferences, exhibitions, concerts and gala balls. We felt match-fit and ready to host events safely under our EventSafe Operating guide, which integrates parent group ASM Global’s Venue Shield program. However, this past week’s Victorian outbreak and subsequent lockdown serves as a reminder that there will continue to be distractions and detours on our road to recovery.
It is nonetheless reassuring to continue to see key recovery milestones met, most significantly the resurgence of Sydney businesses and the state economy. It is imperative that we retain our resilience as we aim for full confidence in national travel, the next step in recovery.