The event follows a successful year for ICC Sydney where charity and not for profit organisations declared at least A$7.1 million in funds raised through events hosted at the venue for a diversity of worthy causes.
ICC Sydney CEO and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC), Geoff Donaghy states the venue strives to unlock the potential of the world class events it hosts to leave a lasting social legacy. “Making a difference is core to our mission. By running extraordinary events, we have an opportunity and an obligation to support our clients to also reach their social contribution goals. As a critical piece of our State’s economic infrastructure, ICC Sydney creates employment and value through the events we host and throughout our long supply chain. But equally important, ICC Sydney is committed to creating a positive impact in our community, fulfilling our role as a powerful piece of social infrastructure,” he said.
ICC Sydney’s Legacy Program is part of its suite of corporate social responsibility resources that supports corporate, association, government, charity and not for profit event organisers to leave a lasting environmental and social legacy long after the conclusion of an event. ICC Sydney’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, Samantha Glass said the venue’s industry leading Legacy Program had the potential to help organisers to deepen their efforts to make a difference through their events.
ICC Sydney Senior Manager, Business Development – Corporate, Government and Events, Gabriella Alberici said: “It was a pleasure to host our Charity clients who work tirelessly to raise awareness and much needed funds for people in need in our community. “Our guests enjoyed hearing about ICC Sydney’s Legacy Program, and particularly our edible centrepieces which were on display to be re-purposed into delicious meals by our culinary team for the Mathew Talbot Hostel. To witness their excitement at our culinary offering, matched by our 100% New South Wales wines was heartwarming and we look forward to welcoming them back to ICC Sydney in the future,” Ms Alberici said.