ICC Sydney hosts St. Patrick’s Day lunch restriction free for first time in two years


International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) welcomed 1,400 guests into its Grand Ballroom to celebrate the annual Lansdowne Club St. Patrick’s Day lunch last week, restriction free for the first time in two years.

The sold-out event marked a milestone in the recovery of Australia’s business events industry with the lunch the last in person event held at the venue before Covid restrictions came into force.

The lunch featured a three course Irish-inspired menu, traditional dancing, music and comedy, along with the ease of unrestricted in person networking.

“ICC Sydney couldn’t be more pleased to welcome back the Lansdowne St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon, restriction free,” said Geoff Donaghy, ICC Sydney’s CEO.

“After the impact of Covid-19 on Australia’s business events industry, this was a real celebration and big milestone towards the recovery and widespread return of in person events.

“While ICC Sydney continued to operate throughout the last two years, navigating lockdowns, restrictions and border closures, it has been extremely challenging. However, I couldn’t be more proud of our world class team which used this time to raise the bar.”

David O’Leary, Chairman at the Lansdowne Club, said they were delighted to present the St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at ICC Sydney for the sixth consecutive year.

“The venue provided a premium experience, quality food and beverage service and their experienced team ensured 1,400 of our members from Irish and Australian community in attendance in ICC Sydney’s Grand Ballroom, had the opportunity to build industry connections, network with quality businesses, be entertained and make new friends,” said O’Leary.