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    What events are on at ICC Sydney in 2020?

    If it’s happening in Sydney, it’s happening at the ICC. Comprising the Convention Centre, Exhibition Centre and the 9000-seat ICC Sydney Theatre, the ICC is a state-of-the-art venue epitomising everything that makes Australia’s iconic harbour city such a famous event destination. The centre represents a true feat of innovation and design: it boasts Australia’s largest ballroom, the first community-funded solar energy project of its kind, world-class dining facilities and an impressive array of programs designed to foster community and sustainability. From international summits, conventions and conferences to thumping rock concerts, there’s always something going on at this world-class venue.

    ICC Sydney lies in an enviable location in Darling Harbour amongst the city’s biggest galleries, theatres, educational institutions, tech precincts and shopping centres. Fraser Suites is among the closest hotels to the venue: guests can walk to and from their accommodation in less than 10 minutes. The ICC’s location puts it close to the CBD, numerous restaurants and bars along King Street Wharf and the emerging Barangaroo district. It’s also next door to Tumbalong Park and the famous Chinese Garden of Friendship, a lush ornamental oasis hidden in the heart of Sydney. On the top floor of the Convention Centre, you’ll be gifted spectacular vistas of Darling Harbour and Sydney CBD.

    ICC Sydney lies in an enviable location in Darling Harbour amongst the city’s biggest galleries, theatres, educational institutions, tech precincts and shopping centres. Fraser Suites is among the closest hotels to the venue: guests can walk to and from their accommodation in less than 10 minutes. The ICC’s location puts it close to the CBD, numerous restaurants and bars along King Street Wharf and the emerging Barangaroo district. It’s also next door to Tumbalong Park and the famous Chinese Garden of Friendship, a lush ornamental oasis hidden in the heart of Sydney. On the top floor of the Convention Centre, you’ll be gifted spectacular vistas of Darling Harbour and Sydney CBD.

    Upcoming events at Sydney’s premier convention centre

    A number of massive ICC events are already pencilled in for 2020 and we may well see more added to the list in the near future.

    Highlights of the 2020 schedule

    HR Leaders Forum 2020: February 18–19

    Australia’s biggest HR industry event comes to Sydney to discuss improving performance and how to tackle the challenges of the future. Speakers to include Google’s Ciela Hartanov, Patagonia’s Dean Carter and Telstra’s Alexandra Badenoch.

    A-ha with Rick Astley: February 26

    Iconic Norwegian new wave band A-ha will play their entire 1985 debut album Hunting High And Low in the original running order, including their famous track ‘Take On Me’, in a must-see performance at the ICC.  They’ll be joined by none other than Rick Astley for the ultimate 80s tour.

    Jonathan Van Ness: February 28

    Jonathan Van Ness, the Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones superstar himself, is heading Down Under for the first time. Prepare for side-splitting standup and an infectiously energetic live show when he brings his Road to Beijing Tour to the ICC as part of his aspirations to become a figure-skating prodigy in time for the next Olympics.

    Hillsong Colour Conference 2020: March 5–7

    Hillsong’s global women’s gathering heads to Sydney to celebrate womanhood, advocate for social change and inspire women of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

    The National: March 24–25

    That voice. That sound. Award-winning Brooklyn band The National is gracefully returning to our shores after selling out tours last time around. Their 2020 tour will focus on the release of their eighth studio album, I Am Easy To Find.

    Retail Leaders Forum 2020: April 8–9

    Asia-Pacific’s premier retail event is bringing a refreshed format to its 2020 edition, where discussion around the industry’s major issues will include customer experience, sustainability, supply and more.

    Healthcare Leaders Forum 2020: May 5–6

    The two-day Healthcare Leaders Forum will see some of the world’s top healthcare leaders come to Australia for discussion and debate with an agenda focused on business and driving better outcomes for the industry and its patients. 

    World Business Forum Sydney: May 27–28

    Thousands of businesspeople from around the world will get the chance to hear from the most influential CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and creative minds in the business world and network with other high-level figures from a variety of industries at the World Business Forum.

    Other upcoming events

    January:

    Jojo Siwa D.R.E.A.M Tour

     

    February:

    Pentatonix

     

    March:

    MindbodySpiritFestival 2020

    Sydney Hia Home Show

    ADX20 Sydney

    Sydney Build 2020

    Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo

     

    April:

    Dave Matthews Band 

     

    May:

    Corporate Affairs Summit

    Novocancy Hotel and Accommodation Industry Expo

    Hospitality Design Fair

    June:

    2020 Professional Bull Riding Origin

    December:

    Simple Minds

     

    Visit the ICC website for the full list of events and dates along with information on where to buy tickets.

    Looking for hotels near the ICC?

    If you’re in need of a hotel near the ICC and Darling Harbour, the award-winning Fraser Suites Sydney is the perfect choice. With more than 200 luxurious serviced apartments at an excellent Kent Street address, our 5-star hotel has everything a business traveller could ask for when visiting Sydney’s major convention centre. 

    Your room will be less than a 10 minute stroll through Tumbalong park to your event at the ICC, with countless of Sydney’s best bars and restaurants just a stone’s throw away. Whether you choose anything from a studio suite to a penthouse, you’ll enjoy luxurious furnishings, climate-controlled air conditioning, Malin+Goetz amenities, an ergonomic workstation and modern conveniences. Guests also have access to a range of leisure and business facilities in our Gold-Standard accommodation. Refuel with our daily breakfast and dinner buffets at mezzanine level or ask for private in-room dining punctuated with the best local ingredients and prepared by our resident chef. When you need to wind down, take a dip in the indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi – you’ll need it after breaking a sweat in our fully equipped gym complete with personal trainer. Be sure to talk to our concierge about how you can explore Sydney’s world-famous attractions and take advantage of our modern meeting and conference rooms to stay productive.