The countdown has begun to the opening of ICC Sydney, a new convention center operated by globally acclaimed and leading venue manager AEG Ogden. Opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and event precinct. ICC Sydney is the epicenter 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’s contemporary design celebrates Sydney’s temperate weather and natural environment with sweeping views of the harbour and city skyline through glass facades and from balconies throughout the venue.
Its smart design in the heart of Sydney provides 70 event spaces and allows for three conventions to run consecutively, each with their own plenary, break out space and catering areas. Australia’s largest ballroom sits proudly above the convention centre. It will seat up to 2,000 guests and its balcony provides spectacular harbour views.
ICC Sydney Chief Executive Officer and AEG Ogden Group Convention Centres Director, Geoff Donaghy said the team was in the final planning stages of the test events that will commission every centimetre of the building.
“When ICC Sydney opens, the city will experience a real paradigm shift in how it enjoys events, with a multitude of dynamic venues opening within an integrated precinct, event delegates will have numerous small and impromptu meeting places to add to formal meeting spaces,” said Donaghy.
Donaghy noted that ICC Sydney will feature a striking design, unrivalled sound and visual technology and an amazing variety of spaces and places to explore.
“Along with three impressive theatre venues, ICC Sydney will be home to a 5,000sqm open air event deck, a 2,400sqm multipurpose event space, a 2,000 seat ballroom and seven exhibition halls, all folding into the beautiful Tumbalong Park which will be expanded by 3,000sqm," he said.
“All venues will have world class staging and technical facilities, with sound and visuals brought to life through high definition screens, large scale projection and superior audio equipment.
“By offering the ultimate experience, we hope to reinforce Sydney’s reputation as one of the most desirable destinations in the world,” said Donaghy.
The showcase international venue presents Australia’s largest and first fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment center, underpinning Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and major events destinations.
For more information, visit www.iccsydney.com