International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced a new hybrid on-site and virtual event offering to meet evolving client needs. The dual-product will allow clients to host more than 300 people at the venue in accordance with strict social distancing measures, whilst also live streaming to an unlimited number of remote attendees.
Following the outbreak of Covid-19, ICC Sydney developed a virtual events service which has seen the venue host multiple events over the past three months. These included the Meetings and Events Australia 2019 National Awards, Stand Tall 2020, Australia’s largest youth event which was streamed to more than 40,000 students, and a raft of community and Government events.
As restrictions are progressively rolled back, the new Hybrid Event Solutions is the next evolution in events, ICC Sydney says. It will be an ongoing suite of products available to clients, reflecting the seamless merging of technology with live experiences needed for the current and post-pandemic era.
Technology includes projection screens, entertainment lighting and PA systems. This set up will allow both attendees in the rooms and guests located remotely to have the same high quality event experience.
CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy, says: „Covid-19 has meant that as a business we have had to change the way we meet the needs of clients. Our skilled team was quick to initially put in place a format that allowed us to continue to deliver extraordinary events online. We have now evolved this into a world class hybrid solution which enables us to transition back to in person gatherings, while giving clients greater choice in the longer term”.