International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has made 30 team member promotions this year as pat of the venue’s commitment to invest in its workforce.
The recent wave of promotions includes those in food and beverage supervisor, security supervisor and audio-visual floor manager roles. It also supported the recruitment of casual hires, up 150 per cent since April 2022.
“With the strong return and growth of events in 2023, the focus on our team has never been more important,” Geoff Donaghy, CEO at ICC Sydney.
“We’re incredibly proud to offer a world class service, which is down to our people’s hard work, commitment and passion.
“These promotions recognise how important it is to acknowledge, reward, and invest in the development of great talent. This is particularly important as the event industry goes from strength to strength, and as ICC Sydney continues to experience strong demand for events in 2023 and beyond.”
ICC Sydney is set to host thousands of local, interstate and international visitors in the second half of this year, including the 45th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, SXSW Sydney and Impact X Summit.
Luke Fleming, director of Human Resources at ICC Sydney, said investing in the team members helps them build lifelong professional pathways.
“We’re proud of our award-winning training and development programs,” he said.
“In FY22 alone, the venue engaged in over 2,147 internal and external training courses and invested in 3,441 training hours for its diverse team of events professionals. For anyone looking for a great career opportunity, the events industry is a dynamic field with strong growth.”
Stephanie Risteski undertook ICC Sydney’s paid Progressional Growth Traineeship Program alongside her Events Management studies through TAFE NSW. Once complete, Risteski secured a full-time position as a receptionist at ICC Sydney, before being promoted to Event Planning Coordinator.
“Participating in the Progressional Growth Traineeship Program, I was lucky to be exposed to different teams, services, and departments at ICC Sydney, which opened my eyes to the opportunities available at the venue,” she said.
“Following a rewarding year of learning and development in a corporate receptionist role, I was promoted to the Event Services team, to continue my journey of growth and progression.”