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ICC Sydney – Feeding Your Performance

May 17, 2017

Feeding Your Performance:
A Legacy Story for ICC Sydney
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is driving economic development and delivering societal health and environmental benefits, according to a new study from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) released at IMEX Frankfurt today/overnight.

Launched in December 2016, Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct has already established a network of 65 local farmers, directly and via co-op and boutique providores – all part of its unique Feeding Your Performance philosophy.

Through a new research partnership with UTS, ICC Sydney will continuously measure the economic and social impacts of this New South Wales regional focused food and beverage supply chain, and deliver annual updates.

UTS Business School Associate Professor, Carmel Foley, said ICC Sydney’s Feeding Your Performance program is an industry first approach that is already benefiting regional communities, delegates, its own people and the environment.

“Through its creation of a local supply chain, ICC Sydney is supporting significant employment opportunities and business growth across regional NSW. Its unique partnerships see the precinct working with suppliers from planting to plate, providing assured income and financial security. It is fantastic to see a major venue like ICC Sydney commit to supporting regional communities and their economic development.”

Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the research project has been designed to track key indicators for convention centre success, including CSR objectives, host city economic impact, the economic impact on regional farming communities and delegate experience.

“For the first time in our industry, we are tracking the full impact a venue can have on its supply chain. We’ll be reporting on the success of our suppliers’ businesses, as well as the communities in which they’re located,” he said.

“Our Feeding Your Performance philosophy also creates a platform to showcase local suppliers to international audiences, and it highlights the importance and provenance through menus which deliver nutritious dishes packed with the best produce from across the State.

“By raising awareness around the importance of healthy, fresh and nutritious food for business, event and delegate success, we are not only improving the experience for our guests but seeking to drive behaviour change,” he said.

The ICC Sydney Feeding Your Performance Case Study is one of the first projects to be submitted to the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) Case Study Program, which is aimed at measuring the legacy impacts of the business events sector.

For more information, see the case study synopsis in the accompanying press kit which also includes farmer quotes and research statistics.

To find out more about ICC Sydney, visit http://www.iccsydney.com and to join the conversation, visit Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter.

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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

ICC Sydney showcased on international stage at IMEX America, Las Vegas

October 31, 2014

Oktober 2014 International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), Australia’s first fully integrated convention, exhibition and event precinct, has received a glowing response at IMEX America, one of the world’s largest meetings, events and incentive travel industry shows.

Chief Executive Officer of ICC Sydney, and AEG Ogden Group Director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said IMEX America provided the perfect platform to showcase Sydney to the world and meet face to face with influential industry stakeholders.

“Decision makers and selected IMEX attendees have received a special preview of ICC Sydney’s developing brand and new website today and we are delighted with the response,” said Mr Donaghy from the show in Las Vegas today.

“Our positioning of Sydney’s premier, integrated convention, exhibition and events precinct has received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from IMEX delegates, further reinforcing the growing excitement and global interest in this landmark project,” he said.

Managed and marketed by AEG Ogden, ICC Sydney benefits from the extensive global experience and connectivity of the group and its representatives’ collective industry knowledge.

“ICC Sydney’s marketing and business development activities are in full swing and I encourage you to make contact with the team at any time and to come along and meet with us at upcoming industry events,” said Mr Donaghy.

ICC Sydney Director of Business Development, Beverley Parker is meeting with delegates at Stand 2633 today alongside Business Events Sydney, the city’s business events bureau.

Find out more about the exciting waterfront venue located in the heart of Sydney and a thriving dining and leisure precinct by visiting iccsydney.com today.

ICC Sydney’s key features include:
• Convention facilities capable of hosting three fully separated, self-sufficient, concurrent events

• Total exhibition capacity of 35,000sqm, including 2,500sqm of flexible space

• An open air event deck of 5,000sqm, including a bar and lounge featuring spectacular city views

• A premier red carpet theatre with a capacity of 8,000 suitable for international entertainment acts and major convention plenary sessions

• A grand ballroom to provide Sydney’s premium banqueting space for more than 2,000 people which, at almost double the previous capacity, will become Australia’s largest ballroom

• 40+ meeting rooms that link to both the convention and exhibition areas

• World’s best practice technology throughout, including wireless connectivity across ICC Sydney

• Prime waterfront location on Darling Harbour in an activated dining and leisure precinct

• A renewed and upgraded public domain, which will include an outdoor event space for up to 27,000 people and improved pedestrian access from Chinatown, Central Station, Ultimo, Pyrmont and the city centre

• Adjacent luxury headquarters hotel with 600+ rooms.

About ICC Sydney
Opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and event precinct. The showcase international venue presents Australia’s largest and first fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment centre, underpinning Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and major events destinations. ICC Sydney is the epicentre of a 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour by the NSW Government to highlight Sydney as the first choice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region for the major events industry. ICC Sydney is being delivered by Darling Harbour Live, comprising Lend Lease, Hostplus, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, in partnership with the NSW Government.

Infrastructure NSW is the NSW Government agency managing the 20-hectare transformation – Darling Harbour’s most exciting renewal in 25 years. Darling Harbour and the new convention, exhibition and entertainment venues will continue to be publicly owned through Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, which is presenting a dynamic calendar of events during the redevelopment to keep the precinct active and vibrant.

ICC Sydney is operated by globally acclaimed and leading venue manager AEG Ogden, joining the group’s exceptional stable of world-class venues.

About AEG Ogden
AEG Ogden is an Australian controlled joint venture between Australian venue management interests and AEG Facilities of the United States.

AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific region, including convention centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Kuala Lumpur, Hyderabad (currently in design), Oman (opening 2016), ICC Sydney (opening December 2016) and the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane; arenas including the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and the adjacent Sports Centre, Sydney’s Allphones Arena, the Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre), the Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Perth Arena; and live theatres including Perth’s His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth Concert Hall, the WA State Theatre Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, and Subiaco Arts Centre. http://www.aegogden.com

In addition, AEG Facilities was recently announced as operator of both the Los Angeles Convention Centre and Hawaii Convention Centre.

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

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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