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Adelaide has recently invested $3 billion in a world-class convention, entertainment and research precinct, indicating that the future is definitely here for conventions and business events. A highly connected precinct is being created around major redevelopments to the Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval, offering an enticing base for events of any size. Organisers of health and medical conventions will also benefit from engagement with the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, both part of this new precinct. In addition to medical research, Adelaide is home to global leaders of industry and innovation across a number of other key specialty sectors, including minerals and energy, bioscience, water, defence, aerospace, education, advanced manufacturing and aquaculture. Indeed Adelaide continues to attract major conventions in these fields; examples being the World Aquaculture Congress 2014, Defence + Industry Conference 2014 and International Congress of Asia Scholars 2015.

The Conventions Adelaide program has formally engaged backing from a network of over 80 ‘Ambassadors’ who are all leaders in their respective areas of speciality and industry sectors. This group includes Ministers, the Lord Mayor, the Governor of South Australia, State Government executives, University Vice Chancellors and Professors, heads of research institutions and senior corporate executives.

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