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ICC Sydney strengthens team to support business enquiries

November 17, 2014

ICC Sydney strengthens team to support business enquiries
AEG Ogden today announced the appointment of two new business development managers for International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) as interest and enquiry increase for the premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue well ahead of its December 2016 opening.

Tina Eggers has been appointed as the National Business Development Manager and Michelle Nahas the Corporate, Government and Events Business Development Manager.

Tina has more than 15 years of experience in the world of meetings and events and is a board member of the International Special Event Society in Australia. Tina joins ICC Sydney following six years as Senior Business Development Manager for Dockside Group and four years as Business Development Executive with Sydney Showground.

Michelle has an extensive background in business development, sales and account retention and joins ICC Sydney after six years with QANTAS in corporate account management and as a flight analyst.

Chief Executive Officer of ICC Sydney and AEG Ogden Group Director for Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said the appointments were timed to capture the market’s response to ICC Sydney’s brand awareness and business development activities.

“With the arrival of Tina and Michelle, the team continues to strengthen and it is heartening to see each and every member of ICC Sydney thriving in this fast-paced, pre-opening environment,” Mr Donaghy said.

“We are very proud to see another growing network of professionals join the AEG Ogden fold of 18 venues under management as we bring to market one of the most exciting business events venues in the world today,” he said.

ICC Sydney will employ more than 300 full time and up to 1,500 part time people when it opens in December 2016. The roles are being advertised through LinkedIn and Seek.

For more information visit iccsydney.com

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International Convention Centre Sydney Appoints

October 31, 2014

International Convention Centre Sydney Appoints
Human Resources Director

Oktober 2014AEG Ogden today announced the appointment of Mathew Paine as the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) Human Resources Director.

A senior practitioner with more than 14 years in human resource management, Mathew’s career has covered private and not for profit sectors and he has held roles in Australia, Japan and England. He joins ICC Sydney’s leadership team after four years as the Director of Human Resources with Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Resorts and leadership roles at YWCA NSW, Mindworx UK and Hilton Worldwide.

Chief Executive Officer of ICC Sydney and AEG Ogden Group Director for Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said Mathew’s appointment was timed perfectly to support a customer-focused culture at ICC Sydney, as it prepared for its next wave of recruitment.

“AEG Ogden is recognised as a trusted organisation across the world. We are known for more than our deep industry knowledge and global reach; we are recognised for the steady and creative solutions that deliver success time and time again for our clients. At ICC Sydney, we are shaping a team of people that will continue to build on that trust and Mathew will play a key role in our success.

“Mathew’s extensive experience in fast paced, client-focused environments will be critical in this important team moulding role. We are now set to embark on the next phase of recruitment to complement the growth in our industry presence and build on our customer-centric, team culture,” Mr Donaghy said.

Mathew is accredited as a Chartered Member of the CIPD and a Certified Professional of AHRI.

AEG OGDEN CASTS GLOBAL NET FOR ICC SYDNEY PRE-OPENING TEAM

February 17, 2014

AEG OGDEN CASTS GLOBAL NET FOR ICC SYDNEY PRE-OPENING TEAM
Venue Manager, AEG Ogden has commenced recruitment for a number of key senior executives who will form the pre-opening management team at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.

ICC Sydney CEO and AEG Ogden’s Director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy, said today the recruitment drive initially would be for the roles of Director of Sales, International Sales Manager and Communications Manager, and follows the appointment earlier this week of experienced events industry executive, Helen Mantellato as Exhibition Sales Manager.

“These highly specialised positions require specific experience and an appropriate background and as such, we expect strong interest from applicants both in Australia and abroad.

“It will be a unique opportunity for suitably qualified executives to be part of one of the most exciting major convention and exhibition facilities in the world,” he said.

The Director of Sales will require experience and a proven track record in a similar facility or facilities and have an excellent understanding of the business events industry.

The International Sales Manager will require strong experience in and an excellent understanding of the international business events industry.

The Communications Manager will require a high level of communications and media experience as well as creative marketing skills, but not necessarily in convention or exhibition venues.

Mr. Donaghy said construction work on the site at Darling Harbour has started and the pre-opening office would be in place soon.

“We’re now ready to take ICC Sydney business to a new level,” he said.

ICC Sydney will be operated by AEG Ogden, the leading venue management company in the Asia Pacific region. It is due for completion in December 2016.

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 commenced 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 http://www.darlingharbourlive.com.au

AEG OGDEN ANNOUNCES ICC SYDNEY EXHIBITION SALES MANAGER

February 10, 2014

AEG OGDEN ANNOUNCES ICC SYDNEY EXHIBITION SALES MANAGER

Highly experienced events industry executive, Helen Mantellato has commenced as Exhibition Sales Manager at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.

Announcing the appointment today, AEG Ogden’s Director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said Ms. Mantellato brings to ICC Sydney exceptional knowledge and understanding of the international and domestic exhibition industry.

“She is a business-driven and sales focused professional with an impressive track record in attracting, retaining and managing major events in the competitive Australian and Sydney market,” he said.

Ms. Mantellato was previously with the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre since it opened in 1988 and was its Director of Sales (Exhibitions) for the past 10 years.

Ms. Mantellato has also received a number of professional and industry awards including a NSW Olympic Council Order of Merit in 2013, the Trevor Riddell President’s Award in 2009, the Outstanding Operations Person for NSW in 1997.

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. It is due for completion in December 2016.

Mr. 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.

He said the ICC Sydney pre-opening office would soon be in place and recruitment of a number of other senior appointments to the management team will commence over the next few weeks.

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 commenced 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 http://www.darlingharbourlive.com.au

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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