International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is celebrating 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 community within the next five years.
“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,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy.
“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.”
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet congratulated ICC Sydney on its ongoing contribution to the state’s economy.
“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,” Perrottet said.
Darling Harbour Live Project Coordinator Peter Robertson said the Public Private Partnership approach to ICC Sydney had been a great success.
“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,” Robertson said.