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First medical delegates given food for thought at ICC Sydney

‘World class’ venue offers participants no-added-sugar menu to boost performance

Pictured: ICC Sydney's Malu Barrios and Royal College of Pathologists Australasia CEO, Dr Debra Graves.

The new International Convention Sydney (ICC Sydney) was given a clean bill of health when it played host to 1,300 pathologists at its first international medical conference.

Pathology Update 2017 – organised by The Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA) -  saw delegates from all over the world convene for three days of knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The event featured nine international speakers and more than 140 Australasian speakers.  

Dr Debra Graves, CEO of RCPA, said that ICC Sydney ‘provided the perfect environment for global insights exchange, best practice debate and continuing professional development’.

She said: “ICC Sydney has been central to our event in fostering exciting new lines of enquiry and thinking across pathology disciplines. Creating Pathology Update 2017 was a huge undertaking that included hard hat tours and visits to test events before ICC Sydney’s opening, plus ongoing management and counsel. Our experience with the committed and innovative ICC Sydney team has been world class from day one.”  

Delegates were given a no-added-sugar menu, as part of ICC Sydney’s ‘Feeding Your Performance’ philosophy, which comprised fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Similar to the ‘brain food’ trend sweeping the meetings world, the idea was to help delegates stay mentally alert during sessions.

Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said Pathology Update 2017 was an example of the 'pulling power' of the integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, which was predicted to inject $5 billion into the NSW economy over the next 25 years.

“We see convention centres as the nexus between the visitor and knowledge economies, our visitors provide much more than economic impact and we will work with our clients to understand the broader impact their conventions in Sydney have on their areas of study.

“Now two months in to operations, it’s definitely Showtime at ICC Sydney and following the success of Pathology Update 2017, we are looking forward to supporting all of other clients to create extraordinary outcomes,” said Donaghy.

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