ICC Sydney staff accepted for AIPC Future Shapers leadership program

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ICC Sydney's Sathyan Chandrasekhar and Dana Fish.

Two senior team members at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) have been selected for the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Future Shapers accelerated leadership program.

Dana Fish, senior manager, business development – national associations, and Sathyan Chandrasekhar, financial controller, are among 13 global candidates to be enrolled in the Future Shapers leadership program.

Fish was part of the pre-opening business development team that successfully launched ICC Sydney and has proactively worked for over seven years to attract international and national events.

Chandrasekhar brings two decades of experience to his leadership role having long led finance teams in national events venues and was an integral member of ICC Sydney’s pre-opening team.

“In the world of convention centre management, having two of ICC Sydney’s high performing senior members invited to undertake the course will help our international community address the challenges and leverage the opportunities most relevant to our industry, and ultimately better support our clients to deliver extraordinary events,” said ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy.

“Following a successful inaugural year where two senior leaders in our organisation advanced through the AIPC Future Shapers program and developed an innovative solution for our industry, we look forward to Dana and Sathyan’s contributions over the coming eight months.”

The AIPC Future Shapers program is led by AIPC CEO Sven Bossu and several international convention centre leaders including founding taskforce member Samantha Glass, ICC Sydney director of corporate affairs, communication and sustainability.

“Congratulations to the AIPC Future Shapers participants worldwide, including ICC Sydney’s Dana and Sathyan on their selection,” Glass said.

“I look forward to sharing their journey across the three key stages of the program encompassing masterclasses, the industry challenge and a pitch-style presentation on the global stage of the AIPC Congress in July 2023.”