Connectivity, customisation and coffee at ICC Sydney
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is counting down the months until it hosts Sibos 2018, the world’s premier financial services event, and welcomes more than 7,000 business leaders and 180 exhibitors through its doors.
Returning to Sydney after 12 years, the prestigious event will celebrate its 40th birthday with the vibrant city’s financial community. Sibos 2018 takes place at a pivotal point in the growth of Sydney’s financial services sector, which is recognised as a global hub responsible for some of the industry’s most important trends and changes.
Taking place from 22-25 October, Sibos 2018 will see ICC Sydney become a hub of debate, networking and discussion, as exhibitors such as Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Australia’s Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac seek to engage attendees, providing insight into the future of the digital economy.
With preparations now underway, the venue is working closely with exhibitors to ensure they enjoy a seamless experience at the highly anticipated event. Following initial briefings with partners across the globe, here are the top five things exhibitors are looking forward to at Sibos 2018.
1. An Australian odyssey
Launched in December 2016, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue, custom built to cater to the future of meetings and events. Featuring a striking contemporary design, leading technology and fully integrated multipurpose spaces, ICC Sydney will provide the quality, choice and flexibility that exhibitors require for a successful event.
Sibos 2018 will take over the entirety of the venue’s award-winning convention centre and 35,000sqm of exhibition space, internally linked and overlooking the harbour, park and city skyline, creating an exciting immersive experience for all attendees. Guests will experience sweeping views from a 5,000sqm open-air deck, its spectacular 2,000 capacity grand ballroom – the largest of its kind in Australia – and world class theatres, meeting rooms and event break out spaces.
A digital venue established on a 10Gbps optical fibre backbone, ICC Sydney also features the ultimate in connectivity, delivering high speed WIFI and technical support backed by a high calibre and functional IT network hardwired into every room.
2. A truly spectacular location
Exhibitors are thrilled for Sibos 2018 to take place in Sydney. A truly walkable city, the key sites including the Sydney Opera House, world class dining experiences and accommodation options are all easily accessible from the venue, making for a fulfilling trip for exhibitors and attendees alike.
Located in the heart of Sydney, ICC Sydney sits at the epicentre of the A$3.4 billion, 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour, a vibrant public domain. Considered the ideal spot for Sibos 2018, it boasts a prime waterfront location within a dynamic dining, leisure and business precinct.
Conveniently situated on the doorstep of Sydney’s financial, creative and education districts, including the newly developed financial hub of Barangaroo, ICC Sydney will act as a key connection point for collaboration, inspiration and innovation.