International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has successfully a nominated senior team member to participate in the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Future Shapers leadership program for the third consecutive year.
Gabriella Alberici, ICC Sydney’s senior manager, business development – corporate, government and events, has been selected to represent the venue.
ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy said that he was proud to have another team member among the nine global candidates enrolled into AIPC’s intense leadership program.
“In the world of convention centre management, having one of our most respected, high performing senior business development team members invited to undertake the course will help our international community address the challenges and leverage the opportunities most relevant to our industry, and ultimately better support our venue’s clients to deliver extraordinary events,” he said.
“After two consecutive years of participation in the AIPC Future Shapers program where four senior leaders in our organisation developed solutions for our industry through the AIPC Future Shapers program, we have no doubt Gabriella’s passion and experience will drive further industry innovations. Having joined ICC Sydney in our pre-opening, Gabriella’s wealth of knowledge will be invaluable to the latest Future Shapers cohort.”
The AIPC Future Shapers program is led by AIPC CEO Sven Bossu and several international convention centre leaders including founding taskforce member, ICC Sydney director of corporate affairs, communication and sustainability, Samantha Glass.
“The AIPC Future Shapers program was developed to supercharge the skills and contribution of our industry’s high performing talent and provide them with the opportunity to step out of their day-to-day operations, to address the challenges our industry faces,” said Glass.
“I congratulate the latest Future Shapers participants worldwide, including ICC Sydney’s Gabriella Alberici, on their selection and I look forward to working closely with them across the three key stages of the program encompassing masterclasses, business case development and presentation, in the lead up to the AIPC Conference.”
The AIPC Future Shapers eight month program will culminate in the participants presenting a pitch to the global AIPC convention centre community at the 2024 AIPC Conference in Costa Rica next July.