ICC Sydney launches EventSafe protocols as it prepares for reopening

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched a set of operating principles that will enable the venue to safely reopen.

Integrating best practice from parent group ASM Global’s soon to be launched VenueShield, ICC’s EventSafe Operating Framework spans 16 key areas of event management, including the customer journey, environmental hygiene, food service, technology and equipment, employees and public awareness, and covers meetings, conferences, exhibitions, live events and internal operations.

ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy says the framework has been developed to safeguard clients, visitors, contractors and team members against the risk of Covid-19 and reinstall confidence in events.

“We’re proud that ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Framework establishes an industry benchmark for the safe running of events,” he said.

“As Australia and the rest of the world starts to return to business as usual, it is critical that we all continue to safeguard against further outbreaks of Covid-19, especially when bringing people together.

“We are confident that ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Framework not only delivers against this challenge by establishing best practice, but will also reinstill confidence in people to start hosting and attending events. This is critical for rebooting our industry and the many other businesses and parts of Australia’s economy that will benefit from that success”.