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ICC Sydney welcomes the return of full in-person conference following COVID-19 pandemic

ICC Sydney welcomes the return of full in-person conference following COVID-19 pandemic
September 28, 2020

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced the hosting of its first entirely in-person conference since COVID-19 restrictions came into effect in March this year.

Delivered for medical education provider, HealthCert Education, the venue welcomed more than 125 doctors and health professionals to attend interactive HealthCert Education certificate courses and workshops presented in person.

Taking place from 19th to 20th September, the conference was delivered in line with ICC Sydney's industry-leading EventSafe Operating Framework while meeting the current NSW Government 150 person limit per event.

ICC Sydney activated various components of its ‘EventSafe’ operating protocols to ensure the HealthCert event was able to proceed in a COVID-safe environment. This included a streamlined event arrival process, extensive hygiene measures including hand sanitiser stations, contactless solutions for payment, regular cleaning of common touchpoints and use of acrylic screens. Additionally, each meeting room was set up to accommodate physical distancing of one person per each four metres2 and allow for seating to be set 1.5 metres apart.

ICC Sydney Chief Executive, Geoff Donaghy advises that the event marked an important milestone on the business events industry’s road to recovery following the impact of COVID-19.

Donaghy notes “I am pleased to welcome in-person conferences back to ICC Sydney for the first time since the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions. The ICC Sydney team have worked tirelessly to develop a rigorous framework to allow us to begin confidently running in person events, such as this event for HealthCert Education.

“Through ICC Sydney’s EventSafe protocols, we can continue to bring people together and provide clients with the opportunity to meet with peace of mind that the utmost safety measures are in place.”

HealthCert Education Founder and Chief Executive, Paul Elmslie said delegates were thoroughly impressed with the safety provisions and quality of the event delivery for the highly practical workshop and added “ICC Sydney provided us with a safe solution to proceed with the delivery of our education through their rigorous, informed and professional COVID safe measures and services.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our experience with ICC Sydney for the HealthCert Education certificate courses and we look forward to collaborating on the upcoming events in our calendar.”

To find out more about ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Framework, visit 

Image:HealthCert Education in person conference was held at ICC Sydney; image centre: ICC Sydney COVID19 Safety Hygiene Marshall EventSafe measures at HealthCert conference; and image above ICC Sydney EventSafe Signage at Convention Centre entrance .

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