ICC Sydney partners on industry-first trial of mobile airline check-in service
Delivered in partnership with Off Airport Check In Solutions (OACIS), the trial took place at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) conference, which saw nearly 2000 delegates descend on ICC Sydney last week.
The service enabled international and interstate visitors to check-in and drop off their luggage at an OACIS counter within ICC Sydney on the final day of the conference, travelling to Sydney Airport luggage-free, and conveniently collecting it at their final destination.
“Our pilot with OACIS was a success on all fronts and with more than 1000 events secured until 2026, it could be a game changer for our clients, delegates and visitors,” said Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney.
The OACIS system uses cloud-based technology to remotely integrate with airline check-in systems. Luggage is then securely transported to the airport and placed in the baggage system for security screening.
Matt Lee, CEO of OACIS, said it was a significant milestone for the company to trial the system in a convention centre environment, following successful testing for cruise ship passengers in Sydney.
“Our market research has revealed business travellers are keen to embrace off-airport check-in services using their personal technology,” he said. “ICC Sydney was the ideal testing ground for the service and there was strong uptake with all round positive feedback.
“With OACIS, delegates have more flexibility and time, avoiding queues and congestion at the airport. The setup is also simple and no permanent facilities are required, allowing us to be very agile and support clients as and when they need it.”