Our Convention and Exhibitions Sales team were recently in market sharing the latest news from ‘Adelaide. Australia’s Convention City’. With stops in Brisbane, where they were joined by our friends from Adelaide Expo Hire, along with Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, the team shared everything from innovation in our kitchen (delivered by our new Honest Goodness menu), along with continuing development, innovation and investment in the City at large.

For those who haven’t visited Adelaide recently, here’s a few brief updates of all that is new and exciting as we edge towards 2020. From a conferencing perspective, this incredible period of growth in Adelaide will help bring lasting conference experiences and legacy opportunities.

Adelaide’s strengths in technology and innovation are best illustrated by BioMed City (read more). Currently home to more than 10,000 key medical and life science professionals, this number is expect to bloom to more than 15,000 with the completion of SAHMRI II in 2021 and the development of the new Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Click here, for more.

Adelaide is quickly emerging as an innovation hub with significant levels of corporate and commercial investment. Located in the City’s East End, Lot Fourteen was recently launched as Australia’s first innovation, incubation start-up and growth hub. Additionally, 10 minutes south of the City lies Tonsley Innovation District – a 61 hectare site with a focus on health, medical devices and assistive technologies; cleantech and renewable energy; automation, software and simulation.

Adelaide’s emergence as a leading business events destination has been supported by significant investment in infrastructure. The Adelaide Airport is currently undergoing a $165 million expansion that includes a significant upgrade of its international terminal and is earmarked for completion by 2021. In addition, the City is preparing to welcome more than 1,000 new hotel rooms, with six new properties slated to open in 2020. Adelaide’s SkyCity Casino is also is in the midst of a major ($330M) expansion into a world-class entertainment precinct, including a 123-room luxury hotel and spa. The Casino development is expected to be complete by late 2020.

Pictured (L-R): Simon Burgess, Liz Fraser, Charmaine Pavia, Vanessa Diercks (Adelaide Expo Hire), Erryn Dryga, Merilyn Dayman, Laura Chapman and Cameron Best (Adelaide Expo Hire).