Thursday, July 4, 2024

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ICC Sydney, powered by ASM Global, celebrates NAIDOC Week in collaboration with KARI, a non-profit dedicated to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, families and communities. This partnership underlines ICC Sydney’s commitment to integrating First Nations Peoples culture and businesses into its legacy program and corporate environment.

Ken Slater, KARI’s Chief Commercial Officer, highlights the impact of their joint initiatives, which include activities such as the City2Surf Fun Run, Christmas Gift Drive and cultural awareness sessions, which engage thousands of attendees and staff. KARI’s singers, featured at ICC Sydney events, significantly support community projects benefiting First Nations families and children.

Reflecting on the partnership, Slater commends ICC Sydney for its support, noting that over 90% of bookings for KARI Singers come from events at the venue. ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy emphasizes how this corporate social responsibility partnership enhances cultural awareness among attendees and staff, aligning with the venue’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

ICC Sydney’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, Samantha Glass, underlined their ongoing commitment to reconciliation through inclusive event experiences with KARI. The partnership, recognized for five years of joint fundraising and volunteering efforts, demonstrates ICC Sydney’s dedication to promoting a brighter future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in Sydney.

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