ICC Sydney recognises charity clients with appreciation luncheon

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ICC Sydney team members attending the Spring Charity Appreciation Lunch.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has recognised its charity clients at an inaugural appreciation luncheon last week.

The event follows a bumper year for ICC Sydney where charity and not for profit organisations declared at least $7.1 million in funds raised through events hosted at the venue.

“Making a difference is core to our mission,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy. “By running extraordinary events, we have an opportunity and an obligation to support our clients to also reach their social contribution goals.

“ICC Sydney is committed to creating a positive impact in our community, fulfilling our role as a powerful piece of social infrastructure.”

ICC Sydney’s Legacy Program is part of its suite of corporate social responsibility resources that supports corporate, association, government, charity and not for profit event organisers to leave a lasting environmental and social legacy long after the conclusion of an event.

ICC Sydney’s director of corporate affairs, communication and sustainability, Samantha Glass, said the venue’s Legacy Program had the potential to help organisers to deepen their efforts to make a difference through their events.

“Through the program we support our clients to tackle the world’s biggest challenges, build capacity within our communities, create new opportunities for emerging talent to thrive alongside working towards net zero carbon emission goals,” she said.

“We are proud to share that the Legacy Program has gone from strength to strength over the last year, with 115 activations recorded across our 500 events of which 68% engaged First Nations businesses or cultural engagement activities.

“Through the program organisers can connect with local creative talent – such as Talent Development Project or Bankstown Poetry Slam artists, innovators and entrepreneurs in Sydney’s thriving tech and startup ecosystem, receive support to reduce their carbon footprint, and create an environment that welcomes all using our Accessible and Inclusive Events Guide.”