South Australia is preparing for a busy end to 2019, with Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) having won 75 business events that will take place over the next four months.
Together the events will inject $136 million into the economy and attract 28,500 delegates to South Australia.
The events include one of Adelaide’s largest international events, World Routes, a global meeting for airlines, airports, destinations and other aviation stakeholders. It is the first time the event has been held in Australasia and will help develop and plan global network strategies.
ACB chief executive Damien Kitto welcomed the state’s busy event calendar.
“Bringing these 75 events over four months to the state is testament to the ACB’s strategy,” he said.
“We are particularly proud to be the first Australasian host of the prestigious World Routes. The benefit and exposure for SA of winning this globally significant business event cannot be underestimated.”
The 75 business events will utilise 18 different venues and deliver 130,000 bed nights for the state’s hotels.
More than one third of the event are related to medical health, built from ACB’s focus on attracting health sciences events. They include:
- Human Proteome Organisation World Congress 2019
- 2019 Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Scientific Convention
- Clinical Oncology of Australia’s Scientific Meeting
- Leading Age Services Australia National Congress 2019