Adapting to the ongoing lockdown in Sydney, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) delivered a further three virtual events last week, bringing the total number of in-house virtual or hybrid events to 156 over the past year.
Connect Media’s Healthcare Leaders Forum, Landcare Australia’s National Landcare Conference and The Law Society of New South Wales’ Specialist Accreditation Conference all utilised the venue’s studio spaces and ICC Sydney Connect platform.
“We’ve been pleased to be able to continue to host our events virtually with ICC Sydney,” said Bridee Arrighi, Connect Media’s operations manager.
“Their audio visual expertise, studio spaces and ICC Sydney Connect platform assisted us to ensure a seamless experience for our partners, speakers and delegates.
“Through the ICC Sydney Connect platform, we’ve been able to brand the event, list partners and link out to relevant websites. Our delegates and speakers have once again loved the accessibility and interactive presentation of the program within this interface.”
ICC Sydney delivered Connect Media’s Healthcare Leaders Forum for a third time, and in a virtual format for the second year running. The event attracted 200 online medical and healthcare professionals.
Over the last year, Connect Media has selected ICC Sydney for 12 events, eight of which were presented virtually utilising the ICC Sydney Connect customisable platform.
Landcare Australia’s National Landcare Conference was streamed from ICC Sydney to an online audience of 3,000.
ICC Sydney’s dedicated audio visual team supported the complex and comprehensive program, which saw plenary and multiple virtual breakout sessions delivered from a centralised physical location. Each session was set up with a local facilitator and supported by a technician.
“After two incredibly challenging years, having managed varied landscapes through drought, bushfires and now the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was critically important to present the conference to continue to connect and support our Landcare community,” said Melissa Higgins, marketing and communications director at Landcare Australia.
“ICC Sydney offered a high quality, safe and tested service.”
Brian Nash, ICC Sydney director of AV services, said the venue has been able to expand its offering to meet the needs of its clients during the pandemic.
“Under the extremely challenging circumstances created by the pandemic, supporting event organisers to deliver essential, flexible and high quality hybrid and virtual event solutions has been central to our service over the last year,” he said.
“Staying open, flexible and agile has ensured clients who need to progress with their events online are able to do so.”