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Planners Guide : 2015 16 ACB Planners Guide
CONVENTIONS ADELAIDE PROGRAM – CREATING FERTILE GROUND FOR HOSTING CONVENTIONS South Australian industry is diverse, innovative and powerful, creating fertile ground for hosting conventions. A highly strategic initiative, the Conventions Adelaide program, offers the support, networks and world leading expertise necessary to ensure convention bids and programs are successful. Conventions Adelaide 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 executives and professors, heads of research institutions and senior corporate executives. Working with the Adelaide Convention Bureau and industry partners, the Ambassadors advise and open doors within their networks, establishing the support base necessary for successful conference bids and programs. Importantly, such engagement supports a convention’s goal of creating long lasting social and political legacies. The Conventions Adelaide program may also draw on the input of the ‘Professional Conference Organiser’ (PCO) sector. Through their commitment to the development of South Australia’s convention sector, these PCO’s may advise and assist clients during the bidding process and, once an event is confirmed for the destination, provide scope for retention of management support, ground services and sponsorship generation. The South Australian Government recognises the great importance of welcoming major conventions to Adelaide and is committed to supporting the Adelaide Convention Bureau in enhancing Adelaide’s international profile in the business, professional and scientific world. South Australia is moving toward a future of sustained economic prosperity with mega-projects in health, mining, infrastructure development and defence, advancing South Australia’s economy and international profile. The state’s primary areas of focus and strength include; Support for Event Organisers EXPERIENCE WITH MAJOR CONVENTIONS Adelaide, South Australia has strong experience with major conventions. International conventions secured by the Conventions Adelaide program include; • International Convention of Asia Scholars 2015 • Global Engineering Deans Conference 2015 • International Symposium on Supportive Care in Cancer 2016 • Asia Pacific Space Designers Congress 2016 • Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition 2017 • International Symposium on Pistachios and Almonds 2017 • International Astronautical Congress 2017 • Royal Australian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 • Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists 50th Scientific Congress 2018 • World Rose Convention 2021 “Conventions and other business events play a very important role in the development of South Australia’s economy and its primary industries. Myself and my colleagues are committed to offering our full support and engagement to key sectors wanting to attract successful events to our city, which in turn develops long lasting legacies and economic benefits. The Government of South Australia has recently invested more than a billion dollars to Adelaide’s Riverbank convention precinct, providing state of the art business events infrastructure, which, combined with world-leading industry initiatives and research programs, ensures our key sectors can compete on a world stage.” Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Treasurer Conventions Adelaide Patron “Adelaide is the ideal candidate to host major conventions in the fields of health and medicine. The city’s significant biomedical research hub, situated in the heart of the convention precinct, offers strong professional engagement and content to a convention program. The Conventions Adelaide network has been mobilised to great effect with regard to attracting and planning my association’s forthcoming international meeting.” Prof. Dorothy Keefe Chair - MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting for Supportive Care in Cancer, Adelaide 2016 • Health and Medical Research • Bioscience • Advanced Manufacturing • Agriculture • Clean Technologies and Water Expertise • Defence • Aerospace and Aviation • Education • Resources – Oil and Gas – Mining – Sustainable Energy • Food, Wine and Tourism 23 | www.adelaideconvention.com.au