International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has hosted 100 business events and welcomed 138,000 event attendees during September and October.
“September and October are our most productive months since June, drawing an average of over 2,200 visitors every day through our doors and contributing more than $100 million in delegate expenditure to the local economy,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy.
“The full gamut of our services has been activated and this activity supports our long supply chain. Our team has been able to re-engage and purchase from local farmers and producers once more from New South Wales regions including Orange, Riverina, Hunter and Hawksbury areas.
“Importantly, we have been able to create employment opportunities for almost 200 new team members both permanent and casuals to support the delivery of client events.”
The International Desalination Association World Congress 2022 welcomed delegates with 75% arriving from overseas.
“This was our first major congress post Covid and the first IDA World Congress in Sydney,” said Shannon McCarthy, Secretary General at the International Desalination Association.
“I cannot thank the ICC Sydney team enough for the care they took of our event. Their event management and audio visual teams ensured the presentations and exhibition were seamless. We also extend our great appreciation and compliments to the venue’s culinary service professionals.”
Xerocon Sydney 2022 drew 3,000 accounting and bookkeeping professionals from across Australia, while Ronald McDonald House Charities was able to restart its in-person fundraising event, the RMHC New South Wales Ball, after a two year hiatus welcoming 1,270 attendees to ICC Sydney’s Grand Ballroom.
The Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand delivered the Blood 2022 congress for 1,325 people and the Congress of the International Academy of Pathology 2022 attracted 1,300 with half of these in person and 70% from overseas.