Sydney’s Glebe Island was awash with a sea of red on Saturday as more than 120 Ferraris descended on the site of the former car receiving facility.
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island ([email protected]), the city’s newest exhibition and event venue, served as the marshalling point for the Ferrari Racing Days ‘Road to Sydney’ cavalcade, an event coordinated by State tourism agency Destination NSW, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and Ferrari to celebrate the Australian Ferrari Racing Days event which took place from Friday 11 April to Sunday 13 April.
Ferrari owners and their drivers began arriving at the harbourside venue’s car park from 7am and departed progressively from 8am, travelling to Sydney Motorsport Park via the Sydney Harbour Bridge under escort by NSW Police.
[email protected] provided the ideal starting point for the cavalcade, according to event organiser Kevin Buckley, Executive Producer at Eventsource.
“We were looking for a venue with the size and capabilities to work with us on this event. It’s not easy to find suitable space very close to the CBD for us to gather over 120 Ferrari vehicles and their passengers. The new Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island provided the perfect location, with a harbour bridge and city skyline backdrop, and a team that understands events to assist with the logistics and planning of the event,” Mr Buckley said.
[email protected] General Manager, Malu Barrios, said she and her team were excited to be a part of this inaugural event for Sydney. Since opening in February, [email protected] has hosted a number of very successful and diverse events, including Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February, the NRL season launch, the Lansdowne Club’s annual St Patrick’s Day lunch and, most recently, Australia’s premier dental exhibition ADX14 Sydney.
“Serving as the starting point for the ‘Road to Sydney’ is yet another demonstration of [email protected]’s versatility to host events of all types, as well as the exhibitions for which it was constructed,” Ms Barrios said.
[email protected] launched in February 2014 and will continue to host Sydney’s trade and consumer exhibitions for three years during the construction of ICC Sydney, Australia’s new exhibition, conference and entertainment facilities at Darling Harbour.