Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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The International Convention Center Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, is proud to announce the winners of its prestigious 2024 Extraordinaires Awards programme. Members of this exemplary team were recognized in 11 different categories, including departmental awards.

The awards program aligns seamlessly with ICC Sydney’s corporate strategy, which emphasizes both cultural and business excellence. The Extraordinary’s Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate outstanding service, fostering an environment where every team member feels valued, motivated and empowered beyond their potential.

Geoff Donaghy, ICC Sydney CEO and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC) said the awards recognize outstanding performance in the workplace and reflect the venue management team’s approach to creating a culture of vibrancy, positivity and well-being.

“At ICC Sydney, we are unwavering in our commitment to long-term growth through fulfilling careers for our team members. Our team joins together to successfully deliver hundreds of exceptional events and welcome millions of visitors to the venue each year – and our success is due to the excellence, dedication and positivity of our people.

“We believe that recognizing outstanding talent, contribution and performance nurtures our strong network of skilled professionals, and it is tremendous to see our team come together to support and celebrate each other’s successes.

“As we look to our calendar of exciting events over the coming year, we hope that our 2024 award winners will be proud of their contribution to enhancing the world-class reputation that ICC Sydney enjoys.” Mr. Donaghy said.

Extraordinary performances shine at the 2024 ICC Sydney Extraordinaires Awards

The ICC Sydney Extraordinary Awards was an unforgettable evening of celebration and entertainment. The KARI Singers gave a heart-warming performance of John Farnham’s hit song “That’s Freedom” in the Wiradjuri language, while singer, composer and disability ambassador Lara Nakhle enthralled the audience with a selection of contemporary folk songs.

The 2024 award winners are:

Individual Awards:

  • Service excellence: Holly Hayes, Senior Manager, Human Resources Shared Services and Tony Mezzitelli, Customer Service
  • Innovation and creativity: Leon Zhou, Business Analyst
  • Mari Edwards Award (Culture Hero for Workplace Safety, D&I, and CSR): Juan Aranda, Manager, Customer Services
  • Best Leading Role: Jack Crozier, Senior Audio Visual Technical Manager
  • A star of the future: Melissa Monesterio, Event Manager
  • Unsung hero: Nina Tran, EA for Directors of Business Services and Culinary Services
  • ICC Sydney Role Model: Delvin Creel, Business Development Manager – International

Department Awards:

  • AV Services: Jamie Varment (Senior Audio Visual Project Manager), Albert Nokam (Senior AV Technician), Adrian Green (Audio Visual Production Crew), Igor Andonov (Audio Visual Floor Manager)
  • Building services: Will Nash (Contact Center Team Member), George Cristoforo (Security Supervisor), Sam Cummins (Quality Assurance Coordinator), Jenny Hume (Security Officer), Wayne Bolton (Trade Team Member), Saroj Casey (Cleaner)
  • Business Development: Nora Salomi (Research and Insights Manager)
  • Business services: Nigel Du (Management Accountant – Finance), Robert Lee (ICT Support Engineer – ICT)
  • Communications: Sherry DeMillo (Digital Marketing Executive)
  • Cooking services: Safa Kaya (Chef de Cuisine), William Stevenson (Kitchen Logistics Team Leader), Pavla Niksevic (Senior Food & Beverage Floor Manager), Derrick Ozez Afonso (Food & Beverage Team Member), Jason Challenger (Chef), Pratham Khanal (Casual ) Kitchen Logistics Team Leader)
  • Event Services: Natalie La Rosa (Event Manager), Caitlin Wadsworth (Manager, Ticketing and Booking), Cormac Begley (Event Operations Manager), Remy Mann (Event Setup Team Member)
  • Executive Services: Morag McDonald (Corporate Receptionist)
  • Human Resources: Aisha Syed (Consultant, Human Resource Shared Services)

The evening highlighted the outstanding contributions of ICC Sydney staff, celebrating their excellence, innovation and dedication to creating a safe and inclusive workplace.

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