The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced 30 team member promotions from January to April 2023. Recognising the individuals' contributions and potential, the promotions support ICC Sydney's commitment to investing in its workforce as the venue delivers a strong calendar of world-class events in the first five months of the year.
As an employer of choice, ICC Sydney creates rewarding careers by giving its team hands on experience, paired with an industry leading training programme and pathways to progression. This approach contributed to the recent wave of promotions, including those in Food and Beverage Supervisor, Security Supervisor and Audio Visual Floor Manager roles. It also supported the recruitment of casual hires, up 150%* since April 2022.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO and Group Director of Convention Centres at ICC Sydney (ASM Global APAC), commented, “With the strong return and growth of events in 2023, the focus on our team has never been more important. We’re incredibly proud to offer a world class service, which is down to our people's hard work, commitment and passion.
“These promotions recognise how important it is to acknowledge, reward, and invest in the development of great talent. This is particularly important as the event industry goes from strength to strength, and as ICC Sydney continues to experience strong demand for events in 2023 and beyond,” Mr Donaghy continued.
ICC Sydney is set to host thousands of local, interstate and international visitors in the second half of this year, including the 45th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (July 2023), SXSW Sydney (October 2023) and Impact X Summit (November 2023). These events alone will host thousands of people, with ICC Sydney’s exceptional team essential to delivering these.
Luke Fleming, Director of Human Resources at ICC Sydney, added, “At ICC Sydney we create careers, not just jobs, investing in our people to help them achieve their goals and build lifelong professional pathways.”
“We’re proud of our award winning training and development programs. In FY22 alone, the venue engaged in over 2,147 internal and external training courses and invested in 3,441 training hours for its diverse team of events professionals. For anyone looking for a great career opportunity, the events industry is a dynamic field with strong growth,” Mr Fleming said.
An inspiring example is that of Stephanie Risteski (pictured on the right), who undertook ICC Sydney’s paid Progressional Growth Traineeship Program alongside her Events Management studies through TAFE NSW. Once complete, Ms Risteski secured a full-time position as a receptionist at ICC Sydney, before being promoted to Event Planning Coordinator.
She said, “Participating in the Progressional Growth Traineeship Program, I was lucky to be exposed to different teams, services, and departments at ICC Sydney, which opened my eyes to the opportunities available at the venue.
“Following a rewarding year of learning and development in a corporate receptionist role, I was promoted to the Event Services team, to continue my journey of growth and progression,” Ms Risteski said.
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