ICC Sydney hits the jackpot

ICC Sydney.
ICC Sydney.

In its second year of operation, delegates attending events at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) generated A$820 million (US$580 million) in direct expenditure for the State - that's an increase of A$35 million on the A$785 million direct contribution in 2017. 

Of the total amount of direct expenditure, international and interstate visitors helped generate 72%, resulting in more than 1.57 million overnight stays in Sydney accommodation and the creation of 5,248 full-time equivalent jobs for the local economy. 

As part of the NSW Government's suite of infrastructure projects, ICC Sydney is a A$1.5 billion development, which comprises an industry leading convention centre, exhibition centre and major entertainment theatre. 

"The figures speak for themselves - ICC Sydney is a big win for Sydney, providing visitors with world-class events, and boosting the economy and creating jobs. The venue has also enriched Darling Harbour and put Sydney on the map as Australia's number one destination for events and exhibitions," Minister Dominello said.

CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy said he is proud of the venue's achievements in stimulating the local economy while setting new standards for the business events industry. "ICC Sydney is proud to have welcomed another 1.3+ million visitors across more than 700 successful events in 2018 and simultaneously enhancing the city's reputation globally and creating opportunities for our talented, local community. Our world-class operation of ICC Sydney saw our satisfaction ratings improve on an already strong result in 2017, with a near-perfect delegate rating of 99% and client rating of 97%."

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