NSW Government Announces Glebe Island Expo
The NSW Government of Australia has announced the appointment of Pages Hire and Echo Entertainment Group to construct and operate the temporary exhibition venue Glebe Island Expo. The temporary venue will host displaced trade and consumer exhibitions during the three years needed to refurbish the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour. The venue will reportedly be known as Sydney Harbour Expo at Glebe Island.
Preliminary specifications released by Glebe Island Expo indicate the venue will provide a fully enclosed marquee-style structure of 25,000 m2 for exhibitions. The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) praised Pages Hire’s proven ability to deliver quality temporary infrastructure for major events, while utilising locally designed and constructed structures in Sydney.
Joyce DiMascio, general manager of EEAA, was quoted, “The announcement today means the exhibition industry can now get on with planning their events and importantly, ensuring that the thousands of businesses that have been exhibiting at Darling Harbour will have a new home between 2013 and 2016. It will be important to work with the NSW Government agencies – like Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Business Events Sydney to market the site and ensure visitors know how to get to the relocated events.”