Simon Burgess has been announced as the Adelaide Convention Centre’s new General Manager.
For the past five years, Simon worked as Director – Convention and Exhibition Sales at the ACC. He was instrumental in increasing levels of business to match the new capacity of the ACC throughout its two-stage $397M redevelopment.
“It’s an exciting time for Adelaide,” comments Simon.
“We have a great legacy in terms of our new facilities from our recent expansion; this combined with the continued rejuvenation of the Adelaide Riverbank means the city is well-poised to be an even more attractive business events destination moving forward.”
Over the years Simon has held a range of senior management roles working in hotels, destination marketing and tour operation where he gained extensive experience in North American, Caribbean, European and Asian markets.
Immediately before he joined the ACC, he was Assistant Vice President of Global Sales at Dusit International. In his new position, Simon will be responsible for overseeing the ACC’s business development activities as well as the venue’s day-to-day operations.
In addition to Simon’s promotion, Erryn Dryga has been promoted from a business development position to Senior Sales Manager – Conventions and Exhibitions. Erryn joined the Adelaide Convention Centre team in 2012 and over the past five years has played a critical role in developing key industry relationships resulting in increased national conference business.