ICC Sydney’s business development team welcomes two new recruits

With their wealth of industry experience, Rachael Tsicalas and Paul Ellis are set to make significant contributions to the Centre's continued success.

ICC Sydney has announced the appointment of Rachael Tsicalas and Paul Ellis to the Business Development team, who bring a wealth of combined industry experience to their new roles which will see them make a significant contribution to the Centre’s continued success in attracting events.

Rachael Tsicalas, the newly appointed business development manager for National Associations, brings almost two decades of experience in the business events industry to ICC Sydney. She has a proven track record of establishing strong client relationships and has represented esteemed hospitality and tourism brands throughout her career. Notably, she worked at Opera Point Events at Sydney Opera House, where she orchestrated major events such as New Year’s Eve and the GQ Man of the Year Awards. She has also partnered with Business Events Sydney and Tourism Australia during her tenure at Luna Park Sydney, attracting large-scale events to the venue, and her dedication to the industry is evident in her volunteer role as a marketing manager at Sydney’s Unique Venues Association. Tsicalas is passionate about promoting ICC Sydney and Sydney as an unparalleled business events destination and delights in the city’s vibrant culture and spectacular beauty.

 “I’m thrilled to have joined the extraordinary team of events professionals here at Australia’s premiere convention, exhibition and entertainment venue at ICC Sydney. I’m excited to partner with national association clients to share my passion for all that our magnificent city of Sydney and this incredible venue have to offer,” Tsicalas said.

Paul Ellis joins as business development manager for Corporate, Government, and Events, bringing an impressive 25 years of experience in delivering exceptional event experiences. With a history of nurturing strong relationships with corporate, government, and association event organisers, Ellis’ expertise spans various event formats, including high-end conferences, banquets, product launches, and press events. Throughout his career, he has held key positions at renowned venues such as Luna Park and Sydney Superdome, gaining invaluable exposure to venue management services. Paul’s commitment to the industry is evident in his decade-long voluntary service with industry associations, including Sydney’s Unique Venues Association and Meetings and Events Australia.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to ICC Sydney’s world class services and reputation on the global stage. I’m particularly looking forward to leveraging my passion for premium services as we welcome our valued clients and attendees to ICC Sydney,” Ellis said.

With these new appointments, ICC Sydney strengthens its commitment to providing unparalleled service and fostering long-lasting relationships with national associations, corporate clients, government entities, and event organisers.

In related news, the ASM Global-managed venue scored a hat trick in the recently Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) National Awards, being named a winner in three categories: Skilling Program of the Year, Virtual Event of the Year – highlighting the successful delivery of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia’s (RCPA) Pathology Update 2021, and Operations Person of the Year – Jack Crozier, Senior Audio Visual Technical Manager. 

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