Australia’s meetings landscape is about to change forever
When it opens in December 2016, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
will become Australia’s premier convention
and entertainment precinct. Its collection
of facilities will be multidimensional, offering a convention center capable of hosting
three simultaneous conventions; more than
376,000 square feet of exhibition space; and
an 8,000-seat theater ideal for everything
from entertainment to special events.
Throughout the precinct, meeting planners will find an event space for every
kind of function — for outdoor soirées, a
53,000-square-foot event deck; for galas, a
grand ballroom suitable for events of up to
2,000 guests; and for meetings, more than
86,000 square feet of space that breaks
down into 70 separate rooms. A 600-room
headquarters hotel will open within the pre-
cinct, but already surrounding it are more
than 33,700 hotel rooms, 5,500 of which lie
within a 10-minute walk.
Meeting planners know more than anyone how important location is, and ICC Sydney has the best spot in the city. Part of a
50-acre precinct within Darling Harbour,
ICC Sydney is a quick stroll away from major
attractions like the Sydney Opera House as
well as the city’s most important business
and innovation districts. Darling Harbour
is currently undergoing an AUD$3.4-billion
transformation that will make the area more
pedestrian-friendly. For example, a reconfiguration and expansion of Tumbalong Park will
add a new, 27,000-person event space, as
well as a new walkway that will link ICC Sydney’s facilities to the city around it. Groups
meeting at ICC Sydney will also be able to
move around the precinct on foot or by car,
bus, and light rail.
For more information: International
Convention Centre Sydney — Beverley
Parker, Director of Business Development;
+ 61 2 8297 7600; email@example.com;
Bigger and better The convention center at ICC Sydney will house Australia’s largest ballroom,
with space for up to 2,000 guests.
Moving in ICC Sydney’s ultramodern new
8,000-seat theater will welcome large plenaries
and entertainment acts.
Show stopper ICC Sydney will be home to
Australia’s largest exhibition space when
it opens in December 2016. The two-level hall
is equivalent to the combined size of 26
Olympic swimming pools.