June 21, 2017
By Mansi Soni

Australia’s global city, Sydney is the business hub of the entire Asia Pacific region. With beautiful harbour setting, world-class infrastructure, convenient transport facilities, comfortable climate condition, top-class culinary and cultural delights on offer, different calendar of sporting and cultural events and friendly locals, Sydney makes for a perfect destination for holding a business event. Ranked as Australia’s best business events destination, Sydney offers a unique collection of MICE venues which range from boardrooms and exclusive dining rooms to social venues. Out of all amazing meeting venues in the city, the most striking event venue is International Convention Centre Sydney, which is one of its kind in the whole of Asia Pacific.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is a premier convention, exhibition and entertainment destination, and a popular choice of venue for MICE planners seeking to host their event. The centre stands at a prime waterfront location on Darling Harbour, just 8km from Sydney International Airport and within walking distance to more than half of Sydney’s 33,000 hotel rooms. The nearest hotel to ICC Sydney is the 590-room Sofitel Darling Harbour. Other chain hotels that surround International Convention Centre Sydney include Hyatt Regency, The Westin and Novotel. Due to its popularity among MICE planners, ICC Sydney has been chosen as the venue for many upcoming international events, including Sibos 2018, World Congress of Accountants 2018 and World Chambers Congress 2017.

Here are few highlights of the International Convention Centre Sydney:

  • Located in a prime location on Darling Harbour
  • Total exhibition capacity – 35,000 sqm
  • 70 meeting rooms and a variety of banqueting spaces
  • Features largest ballroom of Australia
  • Can host three self-sufficient, concurrent conventions
  • Features dedicated VIP suite & business suites

The International Convention Centre Sydney, which has been built on an area of more than 2 million square feet, is capable of hosting three large fully separated, self-sufficient, concurrent events. It has more than 70 meeting spaces, with the largest room having around 204,440 square feet of meeting space. The meeting spaces comprise of indoor and outdoor networking areas that take full advantage of the stunning backdrop of the Sydney skyline as well as the world’s largest natural harbour. Exhibition halls of the centre have built-in registration and ticketing areas, and are also inter-linked with other convention areas and theatres with-in the centre.

ICC Sydney is home to Australia’s largest ballroom that can host more than 2,000 people in banquet style and more than 3,500 in cocktail mode. The dramatic venue is located on the top floor, and breaks out to the spectacular 270 degrees views of the harbour and the city. The convention centre also has a 5,000-square metre open-air event deck that overlooks Tumbalong Park and features city skyline views. The deck includes a bar and lounge area. The meeting spaces are equipped with the world’s best technology, and offer high bandwidth, venue-wide wireless connectivity, HD digital signage and elite conferencing facilities.

The International Convention Centre Sydney is also home to a premier red-carpet entertainment theatre. Settled in a fan shape layout to provide unobstructed views to the stage from any seat, this theatre offers tiered seating for about 8,000 guests. Having first-rate audio, visual technology and a 180 sqm high definition digital screen, this ultramodern theatre hosts world-class events all year around. Other plenary areas include Darling Harbour Theatre with tiered seating for 2,500 guests, Pyrmont Theatre for 1,000 delegates and an 800-seat flat floor Cockle Bay Room.

The centre also doesn’t fail to impress its attendees with the gastronomic delights offered by its in-house team of nutrition experts and chefs. The centre provides quality cuisine made using select ingredients that not only taste good but boost alertness, thereby driving energy levels and enhancing the delegate experience.

Two 24-hour car parking spaces are available in the centre which can accommodate a total of 826 vehicles, including 25 motorcycle parking spaces, 50 bicycle racks and 20 electric car charge spaces. The parking stations also provide 11 disabled parking bays.

All in all, everything is exceptional at ICC Sydney. The centre offers the best services, the best infrastructure, the best audio-video facilities and the best location for hosting a MICE event in Sydney.

Learn more at the Cvent Supplier Network.

Mansi Soni, Assistant Team Lead, Content Marketing, Cvent

Mansi Soni

Mansi is part of the content marketing team at Cvent. She has 7+ years of experience in developing content for the travel and hospitality industry and leads the content production team for the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. When not researching new topics for writing, she can be found making glass paintings, trying new ice cream flavours or playing family games.

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