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ICC Sydney attracts the world’s best and brightest

May 22, 2014

ICC Sydney attracts the world’s best and brightest

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has secured another four sought-after events for the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, bringing the total economic impact (EI) of international events for the centre to more than $55 million.

Opening in late 2016, the sophisticated new facilities are on schedule to welcome a host of international shining lights to Sydney.

Business Events Sydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith, said “Business Events Sydney has now secured eleven events for ICC Sydney, nine of which fall within the NSW Government’s priority sectors. These events will attract industry leaders from sectors as broad as professional services, ICT, international education and research, and medicine to Australia’s leading state.

“Business events and their legacies help to further NSW’s expertise and growth and we are excited by the redevelopment of Sydney’s Darling Harbour precinct and the new ICC Sydney. These facilities will be key to continuing growth, fostering collaboration and furthering our global connections to fuel productivity.”

The four new international events that will take place in ICC Sydney are:
The IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference in 2017, which is expected to attract 650 delegates over four days and generate an EI of $2.2 million
The World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI) Asia Pacific Regional Conference and General Assembly in 2017, which is expected to attract 450 delegates over two days and generate an EI of $1 million
The International Council of Commercial Arbitration Congress in 2018, which is expected to attract 800 delegates over four days and generate an EI of $3 million
International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) in 2018, which is expected to attract 600 delegates over four days and generate an EI of $2.2 million.
“We’re thrilled with our global clients’ reponse to ICC Sydney. To have 11 events secured, about 2.5 years out from opening is such a strong sign of confidence and trust in Sydney’s ability to deliver world-class events and infrastructure,” said Ms Lewis-Smith.

“Conferences such as these have a massive impact on Sydney’s knowledge economy and Australia’s place on the global stage. Collaboration in the fields of research and best practice are simply more effective with the meeting of minds in one city. And there’s no better place to meet than in Sydney. It’s where people want to be.”

NSW accounts for just under half of Australia’s total professional, scientific and technical exports and in the past decade, professional services has been the third largest industry for the State. These factors, among others, helped BESydney to win the International Council of Commercial Arbitration Congress.

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) accepted a joint bid by Australia and New Zealand for its 2018 Congress to be held in Sydney, with an add-on event in Queenstown, New Zealand. The announcement was made at the association’s latest meeting in Miami, which attracted over 1,000 arbitrators and arbitration practitioners.

Ms Lewis-Smith said Sydney was an Asia-Pacific hub for professional services firms and talent.

“This win is a coup for Sydney that simultaneously recognises our leadership and strengthens our position in this vital sector.”

NSW is also home to the largest ICT industry in the country, with over 60 per cent of Australia’s ICT regional headquarters and operations centres based in Sydney. The IEEE Semi-annual Vehicular Technology Conference is a biannual conference, last held in Australia in 2006.

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society concerns itself with land, airborne and maritime mobile services; portable commercial and citizens’ communications services; vehicular electrotechnology, equipment and systems of the automotive industry; traction power, signals, communications and control systems for mass transit and railroads.

Manufacturing makes an enormous direct and indirect contribution to the State’s economy, generating around $34 billion in GDP. Sydney last hosted the WSMI Asia Pacific Regional Conference and General Assembly in 2000. The WSMI is a federation of over 50 member associations representing manufacturers and distributors of non-prescription medicines and other self-care products categories on all continents. WSMI requires member associations to develop voluntary codes of advertising practice and encourages consumer-friendly labelling.

The International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) is organised by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, which is dedicated to the advancement of optometry through the gathering and dissemination of information and research on vision and the visual process. The NSW Government’s annual investment in health and medical research now exceeds $200 million, and the State is recognised internationally for the quality of its education and training, as well as its strong community of behavioural optometrists, which is one of the reasons the ICBO is being held in Sydney in 2018.

NSW has the largest research sector in Australia with the country ranked seventh in the world for the quality of its research institutions by the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13.

“Sydney’s selection as host for these four heavy-weight conferences further demonstrates the global interest in the city’s stunning new convention and exhibition facilities. ICC Sydney will open in late 2016 and will be a hub for the world’s best and brightest to connect, collaborate and innovate,” added Ms Lewis-Smith.

A full list of international events BESydney has secured for ICC Sydney is below.
International Bar Association Annual Conference for 2017, which is expected to attract 4,000 delegates and generate an EI of $18 million
AIPPI World Intellectual Property Congress for 2017, which is expected to attract 2,000 delegates and generate an EI of $7.3 million
International Association of Restructuring Insolvency Bankruptcy Professionals World Quadrennial Congress for 2017, which is expected to attract 800 delegates and generate an EI of over $2.1 million
International Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors for 2017, which is expected to attract 1,600 delegates and generate an EI of $6.8 million
The IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference in 2017, which is expected to attract 650 delegates over four days and generate an EI of $2.2 million
The World Self-Medication Industry Asia Pacific Regional Conference and General Assembly in 2017, which is expected to attract 450 delegates over two days and generate an EI of $1 million
The International Council of Commercial Arbitration Congress in 2018, which is expected to attract 800 delegates over four days and generate an EI of $3 million
Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress for 2018, which will attract 500 delegates and generate an EI of $2.2 million
International Congress of Behavioural Optometry in 2018, which is expected to attract 600 delegates over four days and generate an EI of $2.2 million
20th International Congress of Cytology for 2019, which will attract 1,200 delegates and generate an EI of $4.8 million
Confidential international meeting for 2022, which will attract 1,500 delegates and generate an EI of $6 million.

For further information, images or to request an interview with CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith:
Aliena Conciatore, Head of Marketing
aconciatore@besydney.com.au
Tel: +61 2 9332 5246
Mob: +61 427 576 933

IMPORTANT MILESTONE FOR SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

December 10, 2013

IMPORTANT MILESTONE FOR SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Development of the AUD$1 billion International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) at Darling Harbour this week moved a step closer following the achievement of another important milestone.

The Australian Stock Exchange has been advised that financial close had been reached with Infrastructure NSW and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority for the Public Private Partnership (PPP) of the NSW Government’s project to revitalise the 20 hectare site.

The PPP is being delivered by the New South Wales Government in conjunction with the Darling Harbour Live Company comprising Lend Lease, HOSTPLUS, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless.

ICC Sydney will be operated by AEG Ogden, the leading venue management company in the Asia Pacific region and will feature a convention facility capable of holding four fully separated concurrent events of over 12,000 delegates and total exhibition capacity of 40,000 square metres.

Site preparation works will commence this month followed by demolition works in February 2014. Sydney ICC is due for completion due in December 2016.
AEG Ogden’s Director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said the new venue, featuring waterfront facilities in a prime CBD location in Australia’s leading city, was destined to become one of the most exciting major convention and exhibition facilities in the world.

“Even at this preliminary stage, it is attracting significant interest and strong demand worldwide.

“Business Events Sydney has confirmed that five international events have been secured for the venue and there are a further 60 expressions of interest from national association events as well as major exhibitions.

“In addition, by utilising AEG Ogden’s international operational and marketing experience and global venue network, we plan on taking business events through this venue to a new level,” he said.

Mr. Donaghy, who has also assumed the role as Chief Executive Officer for ICC Sydney said the next step was to establish the pre-opening office and commence recruiting the senior management team in early 2014.

About the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
ICC Sydney at Darling Harbour will be Australia’s first, fully integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. Construction of the $1 billion facility will commence in late 2013 with completion due in late 2016. The development of the facility is being overseen by Infrastructure NSW and undertaken through a Public Private Partnership with The Darling Harbour Live consortium, comprising AEG Ogden, Lend Lease, Capella Capital and Spotless Facilities Services, with AEG Ogden being the venue operator. The convention facility is capable of holding four fully separated concurrent events of over 12,000 delegates; total exhibition capacity of 40,000 square metres; an external event deck of 5,000 square metres featuring spectacular city views; a premier red carpet theatre with a capacity of 8,000 suitable for international entertainment acts and being used for major convention plenary sessions; a Grand Ballroom to provide Sydney’s premium banqueting space for more than 2,000; and a new ICC hotel complex with up to 900 rooms. For more information visit www.darlingharbourlive.com.au


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