The odds are forever in International Convention Centre Sydney’s favor with The Hunger Games: The Exhibition now confirmed as the first public exhibition at the integrated convention, entertainment and exhibition venue, when the show opens to the public on 20 December 2016.
In its first viewing in Australia, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition leads a raft of exciting entertainment events at the precinct in December 2016 and early 2017, including gaming and internet culture exhibition, RTX Sydney 2017 and Australian International Tattoo Expo Sydney 2017. The precinct will also host performances from international superstars Keith Urban, PJ Harvey and José Carreras from December.
The exhibition will immerse visitors in the inspirational story of heroine, Katniss Everdeen, as the largest build and installation in the first wave of exhibitions held at ICC Sydney, which features 35,000sqm of internal exhibition space and can cater to multiple concurrent events at any time.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney said that the world leading exhibit is an example of the variety of events that will fill ICC Sydney’s calendar and see visitors flocking to the multifunctional venue.
“We’re very excited to announce The Hunger Games: The Exhibition as one of our first exhibitions. It will be an experience like none other, running for 45 days from 20 December and set to attract an outstanding number of visitors.
“As one of the nation’s most exciting entertainment and business destinations, the variety of events we offer will put ICC Sydney, and the city itself, at the top of the list for business visitors and entertainment seekers the world over, positively impacting the local and national economy.”
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said with overseas visitor spend in NSW reaching $9.1 billion to June this year, Sydney finally has the facilities to deliver incredible attractions like The Hunger Games: The Exhibition to inspire international audiences.
“All visitors to Sydney, whether domestic, international or living within our great city will be blown away by the diversity of events at this new $1.5 billion venue set to generate at least $5 billion in economic benefit for NSW over the next 25 years and directly employ at least 1,800 people.
“ICC Sydney is already fast cementing Sydney’s place as the world’s most exciting tourism and event destination in the world,” he said.
Joyce DiMascio, Exhibition and Events Association Australasia Chief Executive, said the event will complement the impressive line-up of business and consumer exhibitions ICC Sydney has booked for 2017. “ICC Sydney is perfectly placed to meet the needs of today’s events organizers, and will be seen as a shining example of best practice in the industry. Public exhibitions such as The Hunger Games: The Exhibition add to the exciting array of exhibitions already confirmed for ICC Sydney set to add further vibrancy and dynamism to the city.
“This combination will no doubt help ICC Sydney to continue its impressive success and impact on the industry, having already secured events with high profile operators in 2017 including Reed Exhibitions, Diversified Communications Australia, Expertise Events, Australasian Gaming Expo and the Boating Industry Association.”
The exhibition’s organizer and executive chairman of iLive, Michael Karriagiannis, said it was an honor to be staging one of the inaugural exhibitions at the state of the art ICC Sydney.
“The Exhibition is a global phenomenon and an immersive interactive experience – an experience that will only be enhanced by ICC Sydney’s excellent facilities,” he said.
ICC Sydney will open in a dynamic and activated Darling Harbour precinct full of restaurants, bars and public spaces. Featuring improved pedestrian access, it is only a short walk from the CBD, Barangaroo as well as Central and Town Hall train stations. For more information on ICC Sydney, visit www.iccsydney.com
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition runs from 20 December 2016 to 4 February 2017 (excluding NYE and Christmas Day). For further information visit www.thehungergamesexhibition.com.au.