Friday, January 23, 2015
News this week: The acting premier of New South Wales and Minister for Trade and Investment, Troy Grant, has announced construction of the new exhibition, convention and entertainment facilities at Sydney’s Darling Harbour is on schedule for its planned opening in December 2016.
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has welcomed the news and claims the site has been completely transformed over the past 12 months which now shows evidence of the new structures rising since demolition began. According to Sydney’s CVB, Business Events Sydney (BESydney), 19 major international business events have already been secured for the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).
Joyce DiMascio, chief executive of EEAA, commented, “With a redevelopment of this scale it’s good to know that construction by Lend Lease is progressing well and according to the timetable shared with industry. EEAA members are major users of the exhibition and convention centre precinct and so it’s very pleasing to know that at this stage we can look forward to an on-time return to the site.”