ICC Sydney’s roster of major exhibitions showcases Australia’s manufacturing strength

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Australian Manufacturing Week 2024.

More than 131,800 people will attend 16 exhibitions at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) in the last quarter of this financial year, as the venue prepares to mark this year’s Global Exhibitions Day on June 5.

ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy said exhibitions were an extremely important market segment for Australia that catalysed investment, networking and innovation.

“In the lead up to Global Exhibitions Day, it is timely to mark the great impact the exhibitions market has in boosting business,” he said.

“Exhibitions continue to underscore significant economic and social benefits in the local economy and positively impact suppliers.

“Not only are opportunities created for businesses in key growing markets such as construction, manufacturing or renewable energy, but the economic impact of these shows and the audiences they attract are enjoyed right across the country.”

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Air Conditioning Refridgeration and Building Services Exhibition.

ICC Sydney welcomed 6,000 attendees to engage with 270 exhibitors and 15 speaker presentations at the three-day Australian Manufacturing Week expo that was sponsored by the NSW Government.

“The Australian Manufacturing Week exhibition is at the centre of a week-long celebration of Australia’s manufacturing industry,” said Kim Banks, Head of Events at Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited.

“ICC Sydney was the perfect location to host manufacturing professionals who witnessed a part of technological evolution with the latest machinery on display – all while networking with the innovators and companies who are at the forefront of manufacturing excellence.”

Oliver Kinross’ Sydney Build Expo expanded its 2024 footprint to encompass six exhibition halls where 50,000 attendees engaged with over 600 exhibitors and 500 speakers.

Sydney Build Expo Managing Director APAC James McKenzie said the flagship construction event was preparing to return in May 2025 broadening its footprint to encompass ICC Sydney’s entire Exhibition Centre.

“As the premier construction industry event driving productivity, we engage partners that align with our values, are committed to maximising the impact of our event and take pride in servicing our rapidly expanding audiences,” he said.

“Our success was due in large part to the exceptional service we received from our venue partner ICC Sydney, and we look forward to continuing to innovate our event alongside them.”

ARBS 2024 will be held on May 28-30 at ICC Sydney ahead of Global Exhibitions Day, with ARBS Exhibitions CEO Amanda Searle saying it will be the biggest yet featuring over 340 local and international exhibitors and an anticipated 9,000 visitors.