Helen Mantellato

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Helen Mantellato

Business Development Manager – International and Exhibition, ICC Sydney

PRESENTATION TOPIC: Collaboration for Success – Global Learnings from SIBOS


Entrenched in the industry for over 30 years in various leadership positions, Helen has closely witnessed the evolution of the Australian events landscape from the institutional legacy of the former Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre to the current and contemporary ICC Sydney, a world class development within the new venues scene in the APAC region. An accomplished senior practitioner in the Australian events and exhibitions industry, she is an astute commercial executive with an impressive track record of portfolio development for ICC Sydney with leading international conventions and prolific trade and consumer exhibitions.

As a leading operations and business development professional, Helen impresses with her diversity of experience within the Australian special events, exhibitions and international conventions market. Helen is a board member of the Exhibitions and Events Association of Australasia and an alumni of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Session Overview

Three key takeaways from Kristian, Nicole, Jimmy, Evan and Helen’s presentation

  • Trust and transparency: The foundation of building a singular team
  • Commitment to objectives: Work with partners and stakeholders early to help leave a lasting legacy in your host city
  • Be more client-centric: Meet client challenges head on by developing long-lasting, tailor-made solutions

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