Association Expertise

Adelaide is home to a vibrant mix of industries that are diverse, innovative and powerful, creating a fertile ground for hosting association conventions. Adelaide is a world-leader in industries such as medical/health, science and technology, defence, environment, mining and energy, and agriculture and aquaculture. The city is building a strong research and educational base to exploit opportunities in areas such as precision engineering, biosciences, electronics, water products and environmental management (including building products and renewable energy). Add to these factors the prominence enjoyed by the city’s major universities and artistic institutions, and you have a destination accustomed to attracting and hosting major conventions and events relevant to a wide range of specialties.

The Conventions Adelaide program has the formal backing from a network of over 70 Ambassadors, all leaders in the respective areas of specialty and state industry sectors. The group includes Ministers, The Lord Mayor, The Governor of South Australia, University Vice Chancellors, government executives and heads of research institutions.

Demonstrating its outstanding convention event capabilities, Adelaide will host the Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists in April 2012 and the World Aquaculture Congress in 2014.

For assistance with your event or more information about Adelaide, contact the Adelaide Convention and Visitors Bureau at