Chief Executive Officer of ICC Sydney and AEG Ogden Group Conventions Director Geoff Donaghy said although the international convention centre was set within its own dynamic precinct of Darling Harbour, the destination was further bolstered by the growth of neighbouring finance, technology, media and student hubs.
“A world class venue that will be underpinned by sophisticated services and people, ICC Sydney delegates and guests will enjoy the benefits of attending business and leisure events at the epicentre of a growing business, finance and innovation precinct along Sydney’s western waterfront,” Mr Donaghy said.
ICC Sydney will open surrounded by a new global financial services hub at the Barangaroo development, a growing media and technology hub in Pyrmont, more students and start-ups born of the neighbouring University of Technology Sydney and more residents through local residential development.
“This week we have seen individual businesses and business groups, different tiers of Government, university leaders and individuals all meet to discuss how to best leverage the current rejuvenation of Sydney’s western harbour and deliver the best results for Sydney.
“It feels as though the entire city is in support of the delivery of a successful western harbour revitalisation and that means a great result for ICC Sydney as well as this beautiful city,” Mr Donaghy said.
ICC Sydney is on schedule to open in December 2016.