International Convention Centre Sydney proudly announces one of its world-class team members has been recognized as the exhibition and event industry’s highest achiever at The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s annual Awards for Excellence.
ICC Sydney Business Development Manager Helen Mantellato (pictured above) was named the Unsung Hero for her unwavering commitment and outstanding contribution to the exhibition and events community over the last 36 years. Jack Weatherby-Fell (pictured left), senior event manager from ICC Sydney, was also selected as a finalist in the Richard Geddes Young Achiever Award category for his exceptional ability to deliver high impact, complex events.
ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy (pictured right) says it was wonderful to see Mantellato’s dedication and skills recognized by industry peers in one of the toughest years the industry has ever faced. “ICC Sydney’s success as Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue is a result of team members, such as Helen and Jack,” says Donaghy. “We are immensely proud of their individual achievements and contribution to ICC Sydney in what has been a very challenging year. Part of our pre-opening team, Helen has been instrumental in helping ICC Sydney to build and now maintain excellent client relationships. Her experience in the exhibition industry and growth in international events has seen her help secure events of all scales and requirements to positively impact the venue, city and wider community.”
Donaghy adds, “A highly regarded member of our event service team, Jack’s expertise is invaluable to ICC Sydney. He has been praised by his colleagues and clients alike for continuing to deliver excellent service for our clients with world class proficiency following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.”
EEAA CEO Claudia Sagripanti (pictured right) congratulated Helen on her award win. “ICC Sydney has a well-earned reputation for its talented people which are at the heart of its operations,” says Sagripanti. “In a year like no other, Helen has made an outstanding contribution to ICC Sydney and the wider industry which deserves the recognition of an EEAA Award for Excellence.”
Held Dec. 8, ICC Sydney was proud to host the national industry awards which celebrate the exceptional work of organizers, association organizers, venues and suppliers in the exhibition and events industry. As a result of the impact of COVID-19 on the exhibitions and business events industry in 2020, the awards were run in a condensed format focusing on the people who have made a significant contribution to their company and the industry.
Delivered in a hybrid format with a seamless live broadcast, the complete event program featured the EEAA Annual General Meeting and election of the next EEAA Executive Committee alongside an invitation-only CEO Forum – each run in a hybrid format and seamlessly broadcast to a remote audience.
Sagripanti says, “I would like to thank the ICC Sydney for their partnership with the EEAA, enabling the Association to deliver its first hybrid event line-up. The facilities are truly world-class, featuring cutting edge technology and an expert technical production, event delivery and marketing team who delivered first-class service throughout the lifecycle of these three very important for events.”
ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue. 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. A NSW Government project, ICC Sydney was delivered in partnership with Darling Harbour Live, comprising Lendlease, Hostplus, Aware Super, Capella Capital, ASM Global and Spotless FM. Hassell + Populous were joint venture design consultants for ICC Sydney. For more info, visit iccsydney.com
ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. From its Asia Pacific headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes convention & exhibition centers in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Christchurch (opening 2020), Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and Shenzhen (opening in 2020); Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong (opening 2023) and interests in major stadia in Sydney, Parramatta and Perth; and entertainment arenas and performance theatres in Brisbane (four), Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney (four), Bangkok (Em Live Theatre and Bangkok Arena both opening in 2023), Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world delivers locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more info, visit asmglobal.com.