ICC Sydney, Sydney’s largest convention centre, recently welcomed high profile Australian and Indian government and business leaders who participated in the India Australia Business Community Awards (IABCA) Global Leaders Forum and Awards Ceremony events held across a one-day programme.
Presented for the first time at ICC Sydney, the IABCA Global Leaders Forum, supported by Investment NSW, focused primarily on exploring and strengthening the India-Australia relationship.
Held within ICC Sydney’s Parkside Ballroom, the IABCA Global Leaders Forum was an initiative that aimed to navigate Australia’s relationship with India through people-to-people links.
The IABCA Awards Ceremony recognised outstanding businesses and professionals for their contributions to the India-Australia relationship. The Ceremony featured a bespoke Indian-inspired menu, complex in-house event audio visual delivery and ‘Standing with India’ marketing campaign support.
The Awards celebrated winners across 18 categories, including the recipient of the Tourism, Hospitality and Catering Award, which ICC Sydney’s CEO, Geoff Donaghy, presented to local Sydney catering organisation @Delhi ‘O’ Delhi. ICC Sydney’s team provided guidance on Covid-19 safety plan requirements throughout the event.
To demonstrate support for India during some challenging Covid times, ICC Sydney displayed messages throughout its precinct to support the ‘Standing with India’ campaign, including illuminating the exterior of the Centre with orange, white and green reflecting the Indian flag.
Gandhi Creations director, Sonia Sadiq Gandhi, said: “The level of support we received throughout the planning journey and furthermore onsite during the event was nothing short of excellent. The ‘Standing with India’ activation has been well acknowledged in India and across our Indian diaspora here in Australia.
"ICC Sydney’s team was proud to provide the highest quality service and flexibility for the IABCA Programme and their prestigious attendees to meet, collaborate and celebrate business excellence,” Donaghy concluded.