Home' micenet eMag : micenet February 2017 Contents standard. Guests were quick to note that they were never left waiting, or rushed to finish their
food, and that the hospitality staff remained courteous and attentive throughout.
ICC Sydney’s team also quickly catered to a last minute opportunity to serve 50 VIPs with a
new adapted plated lunch menu of quintessentially Sydney dishes.
Created by ICC Sydney Executive Chef, Tony Panetta, the menus combine ingredients from
New South Wales, providing an economic benefit for local growers and producers, which will
support the $5 billion the venue will inject into the state’s economy in the next 25 years.
Several highly successful presentations and meetings were delivered across Amway China
Leadership Seminar 2017 and organisers cited the precinct’s stellar audio-visual equipment as
essential to creating ‘next-level’ seminars, and its remarkable 10Gbps optical fibre backbone
and precinct-wide connectivity in providing a seamless experience for guests.
Having drawn Amway China to the city in conjunction with Business Events Sydney, ICC
Sydney acted as a base for the trip, offering the option to enjoy entertainment in its three
theatres and double stacked, 35,000sqm exhibition centre which was showing The Hunger
Games: The Exhibition and Brickman Wonders of the World Exhibition during the seminar.
In addition, attendees took in some of Sydney’s leading attractions and hotels, such as Luna
Park, Sydney BridgeClimb, Sheraton on the Park, The Star, Sydney Tower Restaurant, Captain
Cook Cruises, and Sydney Opera House.
Associate director of events production of Amway China, Bert Li, said that the Amway China
Leadership Seminar 2017 was a triumph thanks to a trifecta of best in class spaces and
facilities, an amazing location and most importantly, an expert team.
“The ‘ICC Sydney experience’ delivered on all our expectations and we are very pleased with
the support we received – both in planning the event and on the ground,” Mr Li said.
“The facilities were very spacious and easy to navigate for our delegates and staff were
available at every point to provide assistance.”
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy, said that the team worked to ensure every client need was
met to ensure the smooth running of the event to a world class level.
“From developing specific bi-lingual signage and providing exclusive routes through the
precinct, to creating dishes that mirrored our guests’ tastes, we delivered a five-star experience
for every attendee,” Mr Donaghy said.
“We hope that from the moment they saw ICC Sydney’s striking, contemporary design,
delegates felt that it is a destination made for the next generation of business meetings, where
they can break from the everyday and embrace their creative sides to find new solutions and
“ICC Sydney is fully integrated with strong transport and accommodation which made it easy
for our international visitors to access. The precinct’s stunning water-side setting, beautiful
harbour views and proximity to the CBD, Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge
and The Sydney Opera House also impressed and underpinned our reputation as a leading
business events destination on the global stage.”
About ICC Sydney
Now open, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment
destination. The showcase international venue underpins Sydney’s place as one of the world’s
most desirable meeting and major events destinations.
ICC Sydney is the epicentre of a 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour by the NSW
Government to highlight Sydney as the first choice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region for
the major events industry.
ICC Sydney is operated by globally acclaimed venue manager AEG Ogden. AEG Ogden is a
joint venture with AEG Facilities of the United States, a division of AEG, the world’s leading
sports and live entertainment company.
For more information about meetings, events and exhibitions at ICC Sydney, visit
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n its first incentive event, International
Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
amazed more than 8000 Amway China
delegates over 13 days, with a bespoke
series of functions that utilised the venue’s
diverse range of flexible spaces to provide
a world-class experience.
As the $1.5 billion centrepiece of the
$3.4 billion transformation of Darling
Harbour, ICC Sydney’s industry-leading
proposition was central in bringing Amway
China to Sydney for a third year, having
held events in the city in 2005 and 2011.
Between January 6 and 18, four groups
of around 2000 delegates descended on
Australia’s premier convention, exhibition
and entertainment venue for an event to
reward employees who had met and
exceeded sales targets for the year.
Behind the scenes
ICC Sydney’s team worked closely with
Amway China to create an event that would
cater to a Chinese audience. The
organisers were impressed with the
expertise and flexibility of the precinct in
delivering specialised solutions. This
included creating bespoke bi-lingual
signage throughout the venue from theatres
and meeting rooms to bathrooms and lifts.
Organisers were thrilled with ICC
Sydney’s ability to support a range of event
types within the overall program. Darling
Harbour Theatre, which is also a
performance space, became the perfect
setting for large-scale presentations, while
the Grand Ballroom – within the convention
centre itself – provided the ideal location for
a 2000-person banquet.
Gourmet Chinese sharing banquets that
catered to the delegates’ tastes and
featured some of Sydney’s finest produce
were created. This menu was crafted in line
with ICC Sydney’s industry-first Feeding
Your Performance philosophy, which sees
fresh, seasonal and locally sourced
ingredients expertly combined to drive
physical and mental performance – a key
factor in business meeting success.
With meals prepared by a raft of culinary
professionals in the southern hemisphere’s
largest kitchen, and served by a highly
trained team, the sit down lunches were
delivered efficiently and to the highest
ICC SYDNEY WELCOMES THE WORLD
Following dozens of test events, the International Convention Centre Sydney
has officially opened its doors, welcoming one of the world’s largest
incentive groups in January.
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