ICC Sydney Powers Inclusivity Through New Event Toolkit

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has launched its “Accessible and Inclusive Events Guide,” offering guidance and resources for event planners to activate events that cater for everyone. From an inventory of physical accessibility features at the venue, to advice on creating a welcoming experience for people of all abilities, the guide delivers on ICC Sydney’s diversity and inclusion strategy, and exemplifies its mission to provide accessible, equitable and inclusive events.

The new guide for event organizers complements the information and services provided to venue delegates and patrons via an accessible format on ICC Sydney’s website. The guide supports planners to create inclusive events while leveraging the venue’s customer experience and sustainability services to ensure events are welcoming and supportive of all visitors, while leaving a positive social impact.

Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC), said “Our aspiration to create the most accessible and inclusive environment for events means that every visitor feels welcome and can participate—and our new ‘Accessible and Inclusive Events Guide,’ corporate culture and state of the art amenities support event organizers to deliver this.”

According to River Night, founder of “Sydney Disability Connection Expo,” “The support from the whole team at ICC Sydney has been exemplary. From event management services to logistics and exhibitor services, the venue team has been a real contributor in the successful planning of the most accessible and inclusive ‘Sydney Disability Connection Expo.’ We look forward to providing an unparalleled platform for visitors to engage with disability service providers at this exceptional event.”

With 1.3 billion people worldwide experiencing disability today, and one in five Australians, ICC Sydney is committed to driving accessibility. On par with the broader Australian population according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 census data, approximately 5.5 percent of all visitors to ICC Sydney’s live entertainment events require increased accessibility provisions.

Across ICC Sydney venues, physical amenities include low gradient, step free access across all three interconnected venues—Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre and Aware Super Theatre; sensory-friendly rooms; accessible toilets; a fully fitted changing place; wheelchair accessible parenting rooms; prayer rooms; induction loop hearing augmentation system; Braille on room door signage; fixed directional signage throughout; and accessible parking.

For more information, visit www.iccsydney.com.

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