International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched its Accessible and Inclusive Events Guide, providing guidance and resources from an inventory of physical accessibility features at the venue, to advice on creating a welcoming experience for people of all abilities.
“At ICC Sydney, our ambition to be More Than A Venue carries through to our diversity, accessibility and inclusion approach,” said Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney.
“Attendees of every walk of life have the right to feel respected and valued, and we recognise the powerful role our customer service plays in this.
“Our aspiration to create the most accessible and inclusive environment for events means that every visitor feels welcome and can participate and our new Accessible and Inclusive Events Guide, corporate culture and state of the art amenities support event organisers to deliver this.”
Sydney Disability Connection Expo founder River Night said the support from the team at ICC Sydney “has been exemplary”.
“From event management services to logistics and exhibitor services, the venue team has been a real contributor in the successful planning of the most accessible and inclusive Sydney Disability Connection Expo,” he said.
“We look forward to providing an unparalleled platform for visitors to engage with disability service providers at this exceptional event.”
ICC Sydney director of Human Resources Luke Fleming said the venue provided a diverse and inclusive workplace.
“As an employer of choice, we strive for visibility across these areas in our workforce and this in turn has ensured the successful delivery of events including the recent Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference, Premier’s Gala Concerts for Seniors and the Source Kids Disability Expo,” Fleming said.