The International Convention Centre Sydney has reached two milestones, with new data revealing that the mega venue has secured its 1000th event and its one millionth visitor.
According to the figures, ICC Sydney is also outperforming both the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Sydney Entertainment Centre combined, delivering a 22 per cent revenue increase during its first six months of operation when compared the the previous venues’ figures for their final six months of operations
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian applauded ICC Sydney’s contribution to the local economy yesterday.
“ICC Sydney is a new icon in our city and underpins Sydney’s reputation as one of the most desirable events destinations in the world. It is predicted to inject A$5 billion to the NSW economy over the next 25 years, and with 1,000 events already secured, it is well on track to deliver,” she said.
“ICC Sydney is also becoming a powerful nexus between the local visitor and knowledge economies. Indeed, the events it hosts bring industry leaders, global experts and delegates from across sectors to our shores – to share insights and connect with their peers, all in the heart of Sydney.”
CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy, said the venue is going from strength to strength, helping to drive positive economic gains for the State alongside new event records for clients.
“ICC Sydney is proud to have welcomed more than one million visitors across over 500 different events, many of which have seen boosted success and attendance figures.
“For example, the recent Sydney International Boat Show attracted 3,000 more visitors than originally anticipated and facilitated $250 million worth of business on site. It was the most successful show since the GFC and delivered one fifth of the State’s turnover for the entire boating recreational industry, equivalent to one tenth of the national industry’s turnover.”
With a raft of events in the coming months, including the International Bar Association Annual Conference, Engineers Australia Project Controls Conference and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Conference, ICC Sydney is expected to reach its target of hosting 1,000 events annually by its third year of operation.