International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched the ICC Sydney EventSafe Operating Framework, a set of operating principles that will enable the venue to safely reopen and run events in an environment transformed by the pandemic.
The comprehensive set of protocols spans 16 key areas of event management, including the customer journey, environmental hygiene, food service, technology and equipment, employees and public awareness, and covers meetings, conferences, exhibitions, live events and internal operations.
It integrates best practice from parent group ASM Global‚Äôs soon to be launched VenueShield ‚Äď a programme of the most advanced hygienic safeguards, informed by public health authorities, medical and industry experts ‚Äď which will be deployed in ASM Global‚Äôs 325 worldwide facilities.
The framework also operates within the safety protocols of Safe Work Australia‚Äôs Codes of Practice, which underpins how ICC Sydney works under the Work Health Safety law and, more recently, the Covid-19 Safe Workplace Principles.
The plan further draws on ICC Sydney‚Äôs work with national and international industry bodies, to develop industrywide protocols in response to Covid-19. These have been evolved into a venue-specific framework, which responds to the need of clients for a level of detail that will allow them to confidently start planning future events.
This signals the venue’s readiness to recommence running events, pending the further rollback of Federal and State restrictions.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said in a statement: “As Australia and the rest of the world starts to return to business as usual, it is critical that we all continue to safeguard against further outbreaks of Covid-19, especially when bringing people together.”
‚ÄúWe are confident that ICC Sydney‚Äôs EventSafe Operating Framework not only delivers against this challenge by establishing best practice, but will also reinstall confidence in people to start hosting and attending events. This is critical for rebooting our industry and the many other businesses and parts of Australia‚Äôs economy that will benefit from that success‚ÄĚ.
To view the ICC Sydney EventSafe Framework and for more information, click here.