A safe way to meet

ICC Sydney rebuilds confidence in events with an industry-leading health and safety framework.

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is one of the first purpose-built MICE venues in Australia to establish a comprehensive set of operating principles to guide the safe resumption of events in a Covid-19 era.

Described as an “industry benchmark” by ICC Sydney’s CEO Geoff Donaghy, the ICC Sydney EventSafe Operating Framework 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.

EventSafe measures enforced at the HealthCert conference

Besides consolidating inputs from national and international industry bodies, the Framework also integrates best practice from parent group ASM Global’s VenueShield, an advanced hygiene programme built on the expertise of public health authorities as well as medical and industry leaders.

In addition, the protocol abides by Safe Work Australia’s Codes of Practice and national Covid-19 Safe Workplace Principles.

ICC Sydney’s safety assurance is built on a strong track record – the venue has numerous International Standards Organisation Certifications in areas such as food safety, environment, Work, Health and Safety, and quality management.

Donaghy said the Framework would safeguard clients, visitors, contractors and team members against the risk of Covid-19 and reinstall confidence in events, which would in turn reboot the industry and Australia’s economy.

“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,” he remarked.

ICC Sydney’s events specialists are on hand to help event owners and organisers navigate health and safety guidelines while fulfilling their unique event requirements.

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