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 November 13, 2014
ICC Sydney Strengthens Team To Support Business Enquiries

 AEG Ogden today announced the appointment of two new business development managers for International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) as interest and enquiry increase for the premier convention, exhibition and entertainment venue well ahead of its December 2016 opening.

Tina Eggers has been appointed as the National Business Development Manager and Michelle Nahas the Corporate, Government and Events Business Development Manager.

Tina has more than 15 years of experience in the world of meetings and events and is a board member of the International Special Event Society in Australia. Tina joins ICC Sydney following six years as Senior Business Development Manager for Dockside Group and four years as Business Development Executive with Sydney Showground.

Michelle has an extensive background in business development, sales and account retention and joins ICC Sydney after six years with QANTAS in corporate account management and as a flight analyst.

Chief Executive Officer of ICC Sydney and AEG Ogden Group Director for Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said the appointments were timed to capture the market's response to ICC Sydney's brand awareness and business development activities.

"With the arrival of Tina and Michelle, the team continues to strengthen and it is heartening to see each and every member of ICC Sydney thriving in this fast-paced, pre-opening environment," Mr Donaghy said.

"We are very proud to see another growing network of professionals join the AEG Ogden fold of 18 venues under management as we bring to market one of the most exciting business events venues in the world today," he said.

ICC Sydney will employ more than 300 full time and up to 1,500 part time people when it opens in December 2016. The roles are being advertised through LinkedIn and Seek.

ICC Sydney

Opening in December 2016, ICC Sydney is Australia's premier convention, exhibition and event precinct. The showcase international venue presents Australia's largest and first fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment centre, underpinning 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. ICC Sydney is being delivered by Darling Harbour Live, comprising Lend Lease, Hostplus, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, 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 venues 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 and leading venue manager AEG Ogden, joining the group's exceptional stable of world-class venues.

AEG Ogden

AEG Ogden is an Australian controlled joint venture between Australian venue management interests and AEG Facilities of the United States.

AEG Ogden manages venues throughout the Asia Pacific region, including convention centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Kuala Lumpur, Hyderabad (currently in design), Oman (opening 2016), ICC Sydney (opening December 2016) and the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island; Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane; arenas including the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and the adjacent Sports Centre, Sydney's Allphones Arena, the Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly the Sydney Entertainment Centre), the Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Perth Arena; and live theatres including Perth's His Majesty's Theatre, Perth Concert Hall, the WA State Theatre Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, and Subiaco Arts Centre.

In addition, AEG Facilities was recently announced as operator of both the Los Angeles Convention Centre and Hawaii Convention Centre.