The Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) has won 75 business events, attracting 28,500 delegates to South Australia by the end of 2019. 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 this event has been held in Australasia. It will discuss, develop and plan global network strategy and attract the most senior decision makers of the world’s leading aviation organisations.
The 75 business events will in total use 18 different venues and deliver 130,000 bed nights for the State’s hotels. The economic benefit is the equivalent of creating 1,250 jobs. The longer-term economic benefits include trade and investment opportunities, skilled migration potential, and the exploration and showcasing of SA’s expert capabilities across a range of fields.
27 of the events are related to medical health; built from an ACB focus on attracting health sciences events. They include the Human Proteome Organisation World Congress 2019, the 2019 Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Scientific Convention, the Clinical Oncology of Australia’s Scientific Meeting and the Leading Age Services Australia National Congress 2019.