Visitors to the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) are set to experience world-class audio visual (A/V) technologies backed by unparalleled technical expertise with industry veteran, Brian Nash, now on board as Director of Audio Visual Services for Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct.
Tasked with sourcing, testing and delivering creative A/V solutions to a raft of venues within the ICC Sydney, Nash and his team will support a year-round calendar of events, exhibtions and conventions and work to futureproof the A$1.5b venue.
Nash said his mission is to deliver seamless and flexible systems and processes that will ensure both visitors’ and business partners’ expectations are exceeded from day one.
ICC Sydney will set a new benchmark for venue technology with leading technical and production facilities including high-definition screens, large-scale projection capabilities and first-rate audio technology and equipment.
Launching this December, it represents a paradigm shift in the way events will be delivered in our city. This role is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m thrilled to be part of such a landmark opening.
Chief Executive Officer of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy, said Nash has more than thirty years’ experience and will bring passion and dedication to the highly technical role. He added:
Brian is a highly experienced operator and the ideal candidate for this challenging audio visual role, which will see him working across multiple spaces within the integrated precinct. He will support our vision for delivering extraordinary sound, visuals and technology, and help create events and meetings that inspire the imagination and boost professional development.
Nash will be responsible for implementing effective and efficient A/V systems and processes, ensuring installation, testing, commissioning and operational readiness of all systems and equipment alongside a seamless transition between the testing and operating phases.
Nash brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the role having worked on numerous touring productions, festivals and venues including Sydney Opera House, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
ABOUT ICC SYDNEY
Opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment destination. The showcase international venue underpins Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desirable meeting and major events destinations. ICC Sydney is the epicentre of a 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour by the NSW Government to highlight Sydney as the first choice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region for the major events industry. The project is being delivered by Darling Harbour Live, comprising Lendlease, Hostplus, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless FM, in partnership with the NSW Government.
Infrastructure NSW is the NSW Government agency managing the 20-hectare transformation – Darling Harbour’s most exciting renewal in 25 years. Darling Harbour and the new convention, exhibition and entertainment venue will continue to be publicly-owned through Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, which is presenting a dynamic calendar of events during the redevelopment to keep the precinct active and vibrant.
ICC Sydney is operated by globally-acclaimed venue manager AEG Ogden.