ICC Sydney generates A$785 million for the state in its first year

International Convention Centre Sydney

International Convention Centre Sydney’s (ICC Sydney) Feeding Your Performance (FYP) programme contributed a total of A$8.3 million (US$6.2 million) to the New South Wales (NSW) economy last year, through its food and wine purchases, as released in a report by the University of Technology Sydney.

This represents a direct investment of more than A$4.3 million in a network of more than 85 NSW producers and farmers. Overall, delegates attending events at ICC Sydney generated A$785 million in direct expenditure for the state in its first year of operation.

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ICC Sydney’s FYP programme strives to feed the performance of ICC Sydney delegates and visitors, team members, and the local economy, through a New South Wales-focused supply chain, a progressive sustainability approach and an industry-first Legacy Program.

The venue’s CEO, Geoff Donaghy believes it is vitally important that convention centres measure the full impact they have on their supply chain.

“We are immensely proud to be looking beyond the borders of Sydney to feed the business performance of our suppliers, as well as the communities in which they’re located.

Regional producers in NSW

“As urbanisation increases, cities and their convention centres have a role to play in supporting the regional areas that feed them and support their event delivery. If our success is underpinned by delivering restaurant-quality produce, then we have an important role to play in supporting the supply chain that enables this.”

Donaghy added in the years to come, ICC Sydney will be continuously improving themselves, supporting further investment in agritourism, building job opportunities and facilitating growth within our network of suppliers and beyond.

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