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Venue Team Top of the Nation in Australia

(Pictured: ICC Sydney team members at the EEAA Awards for Excellence)

In July, the International Convention Sydney’s delivery of the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association exhibition took home the highly coveted “Best Venue Team” at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s Awards for Excellence. The delivery of AWISA was required to build the equivalent of five woodworking factories, including highly sensitive, robotic, large-scale and potentially dangerous equipment, under one roof within eight days. The complex event delivery involved a vast number of ICC Sydney team members from across a range of departments.

Hosted at ICC Sydney for the very first time, the awards recognized the exceptional work of organizers, association organizers, venues and suppliers in the exhibition and events industry. The 2018 event saw a 16 percent increase in attendance from 2016, with 34 percent of visitors returning for a second or third time.

“The highly successful execution of AWISA showcased the skills of the venue’s experienced, talented and solutions-focused team, all backed by a ‘can-do’ culture,” says CEO of ICC Sydney Geoff Donaghy. “ICC Sydney believes in working hand-in-hand with clients and all involved in the delivery of event. AWISA is a fine example of the skills and collaborative approach our team applies to all of the events we have delivered since opening in December 2016. We are immensely proud of this great achievement and thank the AWISA team for placing their trust in us to deliver the highly complex event.”

NSW Minister for Finance Services and Property Victor Dominello says, “This award is testament to ICC Sydney’s hard working and dedicated team who work tirelessly to deliver world class events. ICC Sydney has truly placed Sydney on the map as Australia’s number one location for business events and exhibitions. Behind every successful event is an energetic and passionate team who work around the clock to ensure the venue remains a world leading destination.”

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 epicenter of a 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbor by the NSW Government to highlight Sydney as the first choice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region for the major events industry. For more info, visit

AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific and Middle East. AEG Ogden is also a part owner of National Basketball League  team, the Sydney Kings. For more info, visit

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