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AEG Ogden cast global net for ICC Sydney pre-opening team

AEG Ogden cast global net for ICC Sydney pre-opening team
February 27, 2014

Venue manager, AEG Ogden has commenced recruitment for a number of key senior executives who will form the pre-opening management team at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney.

ICC Sydney Chief Executive and AEG Ogden Director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy, recently explained that the recruitment drive initially would be for the roles of Director of Sales, International Sales Manager and Communications Manager, and follows the appointment of experienced events industry executive, Helen Mantellato as Exhibition Sales Manager.

Dongahy stated "these highly specialised positions require specific experience and an appropriate background and as such, we expect strong interest from applicants both in Australia and abroad.

"It will be a unique opportunity for suitably qualified executives to be part of one of the most exciting major convention and exhibition facilities in the world."

The Director of Sales will require experience and a proven track record in a similar facility or facilities and have an excellent understanding of the business events industry.

The International Sales Manager will require strong experience in and an excellent understanding of the international business events industry.

The Communications Manager will require a high level of communications and media experience as well as creative marketing skills, but not necessarily in convention or exhibition venues.

Construction work on the site at Darling Harbour is already underway and a pre-opening office would be in place soon.

ICC Sydney will be operated by AEG Ogden, the leading venue management company in the Asia Pacific region. It is due for completion in December 2016.

Commenting on the appointment of Helen Mantellato as Exhibition Sales Manager at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, Dongahy added "she is a business-driven and sales focused professional with an impressive track record in attracting, retaining and managing major events in the competitive Australian and Sydney market."

Mantellato had been with the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre since it opened in 1988 and had been its Director of Sales (Exhibitions) for the past 10 years.

Mantellato has also received a number of professional and industry awards including a NSW Olympic Council Order of Merit in 2013, the Trevor Riddell President's Award in 2009, the Outstanding Operations Person for NSW in 1997.

For details of the ICC Sydney positions currently being recruited contact hr@iccsydney.com or go to www.aegogden.com/~/media/AEG%20Ogden/Files/Ad_ICCSydney_JobOpportunities.ashx

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