We welcome Bristol Myers Squibb on board this year as our inaugural ACD ASM Sustainability Partner – working together to recognise and promote sustainability in the dermatology space.

College is determined to make sure this year and future iterations of our ASM continue facilitating environmentally sustainable practices. From the choice of our venue partners to the food we provide and all other elements that go into providing this important professional development activity, we want to take a collective approach by encouraging and enabling all stakeholders involved in the event an opportunity to assist us.

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What is ACD doing? Sustainability Sunday!

Sustainability Sunday will see our morning and afternoon tea go green! You will be dazzled by the plant-based/vegan menu on offer. Not only is eating more plant-based meals better for the planet, but the ICC also work hard to provide dishes that use ingredients with the lowest possible food mileage – basically how far each ingredient must travel to go from its source to your plate.

College is providing plumbed water stations throughout the Meeting’s spaces to assist delegates in filling their reusable water bottles.  We encourage all attendees to bring their own water bottles to use throughout the event.

Where applicable, we have requested all ASM exhibitors make their booths as environmentally friendly as possible.

Lunchtime conversation

During the lunch break on Sunday 28 May the Director of Culinary Development at ICC Sydney, Lynell Peck, will providing a fascinating insight into what processes have been put in place throughout the venue and beyond to assist in the reduction of waste management.

Lynell Peck - Director of Culinary Development, ICC Sydney

Lynell leads a team of more than 500 people to deliver an extraordinary culinary experience at ICC Sydney. She has set new culinary standards across the board with ICC Sydney’s presentation, imagination and product sourcing, including an emphasis on collaborating with an extensive network of NSW-based food and beverage suppliers and producers. 

Lynell is deeply passionate about innovation, creativity in business and collaboration as a pathway to achieving excellence. Her current focus is ensuring ICC Sydney grows its reputation as a world class event precinct and maintains, and further enhances, its status as one the world’s most successful major convention, exhibition and live entertainment venues. 

What is ICC doing?

  • The award-winning waste reduction program includes a colour-coded bin system throughout the venue. Waste is split between Landfill, Mixed Recycling, Paper and Organics.
  • The use of eWater system, an Australian owned and B-Corp certified company which supplies electrolysis units to generate sustainable and effective alternatives to harmful cleaning products.
  • Donation process for food items that are not used during the Meeting.

Certifications that ICC holds:

  • 6 stars under the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star Communities
  • Gold LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council
  • Silver EarthCheck
  • Won the 2020 international UFI Sustainable Development Award for our outstanding initiatives.


For more information of what ICC Sydney sustainability commitments are please visit their website here:

How can you contribute to a more sustainable conference?


  • Carbon offset your flights to and from Sydney if travelling by air.
  • Consider catching public transport to and from the venue or booking your accommodation within walking distance.
  • Take in the sights of the Harbour by walking to the venue from Central or Town Hall train station.
  • Are you Sydney-based? Why not cycle to the venue? ICC provides secure parking for bicycles as well as shower and change room facilities.
  • Know others who are attending the Meeting? Plan to carpool or rideshare if you are in close proximity to one another.

Food and drink

  • Get involved in Sustainability Sunday on May 28 by attending the Feature Talk in the Central Feature.
  • Bring your own refillable water bottle and keep cup.

While onsite

  • Use digital resources such as the conference mobile app to gather and find information.
  • Dispose of your waste thoughtfully; ICC Sydney has clearly labelled colour-coded rubbish and recycling bins to assist you with waste disposal.

How are our industry supporters helping the cause?

As an important supporter of the College and the event our sponsors and exhibitors can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by including the following actions in their lead-up and time onsite at the ASM.

  • Provide recyclable materials in the form of marketing collateral, brochures and product information.
  • Use sustainable transport to get to and from the venue.
  • Use locally sourced materials.
  • Use recyclable or biodegradable materials for signage and collateral.
  • Limit their energy usage and choose energy-efficient products where possible.
  • Opt for eco-friendly or digital products for their sample bags.
  • Limit the use of packaging for samples and giveaways.
  • Tubs will be available at the end of lunch on Monday 29 May for exhibitors to donate their leftover samples (excluding any medications or drug products). These samples will then be donated to a women’s shelter in Sydney.

Contact Us

If you have queries regarding the ACD ASM 2023 meeting, please contact the Conference Office.

Think Business Events
Unit 17, 3 Westside Avenue
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
T: +61 (0)3 9417 1350

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australasian College of Dermatologists acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land the ICC Sydney stands, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.