Getting ready to reopen for events safely, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched another industry benchmark. The ICC Sydney EventSafe Operating Framework is a set of operating principles that 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.
The plan integrates best practice from parent group ASM Global’s soon to be launched VenueShield – a program of hygienic safeguards – and also operates within the safety protocols of Safe Work Australia’s Codes of Practice.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, says the framework is designed to reinstall confidence of clients, visitors, contractors and team members in events. “We are confident that ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Framework not only delivers against this challenge by establishing best practice, but will also reinstill 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’s economy that will benefit from that success”.