Record year for Adelaide Convention Bureau

Adelaide Convention Bureau has attracted a record number of overseas visitors to the city as conference delegates.

This is the result of international events won in the past 12 months - the Bureau announced that it has won the rights for Adelaide to host 119 national and international conferences valued at AUS$150.6m.

Damien Kitto, chief executive of Adelaide Convention Bureau said: "We’ve had the world’s top engineering, scientific, medical and business experts in Adelaide in recent times – the prospects they bring to our local industry within their genre is priceless. The time is now for South Australia to seize the moment and capitalise on every aspect of the business and take advantage of the interest in and prospects available."

The city is hosting three significant trade events this year. The National Associations Forum Conference was held in July and the Professional Conference Organisers Convention in December will see hundreds of the most influential business events decision makers in the country visit Adelaide to meet, network with local industry and tour its facilities. Furthermore, Adelaide was named as the host city for Dreamtime 2015, Tourism Australia’s premier showcase event for international corporate event and incentive travel buyers and trade media.

In the past months, properties by Accor, Starwood Hotels, IHG and Choice Hotels worth over AUS$200m have been announced whilst SilverNeedle Hospitality recently launched its Sage Hotels brand in Adelaide.

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