ICC Sydney hosts record breaking charity event

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International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) welcomed charity partner event Stand Tall for the seventh consecutive year this week, which surpassed in person attendance and broadcast reach records.

Following a sold-out hybrid event in 2022, youth mental health charity Stand Tall welcomed 6,000 high school students to Aware Super Theatre and will surpass last year’s 115,000 live stream remote viewers from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

“Now in our seventh year together with ICC Sydney, Stand Tall Event has grown from 1,500 in 2017 to 6,000 attendees with more than 115,000 people expected to join remotely in 2023,” said Stand Tall co-founder and associate CEO Angela Farr-Jones.

“As Australia’s youth grapple with evolving challenges – from cyberbullying to our environmental crisis and the rising cost of living, never has it been so important to instill hope into the next generation.

“That is why now, more than ever, Stand Tall is committed to providing meaningful connections to support young Australians.”

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Stand Tall CEO Jeanine Treharne said the venue’s unique technical capabilities and delivery of the hybrid event made it possible to expand the impact of the Stand Tall event.

“ICC Sydney was instrumental in helping us to reimagine the Stand Tall event to include a live stream back in 2020,” she said.

“This year we have again kept this legacy going and with ICC Sydney’s expert technical support, Stand Tall will reach beyond our attendees at Aware Super Theatre and help us to build hope in the lives of an unprecedented number of young people through the live stream.”

ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy said the venue is proud to partner with the charity.

“ICC Sydney is honoured to have supported our community partner Stand Tall to deliver their extraordinary event for the past seven years,” he said.

“Leveraging our in-house AV technology, talented events professionals and team member volunteers who support the event delivery, we have been able to creatively promote, plan and present this event – helping to expand its reach, to inspire more young people than ever this year and drive an important social impact legacy.”