The Conventions Adelaide Grant Awards Program is an initiative of the Adelaide Convention Bureau and industry partners, Adelaide Convention Centre and South Australian Tourism Commission that is specifically designed to strengthen the destination’s ability to attract major international conventions in the areas of life sciences, technology, research and innovation.  The Program consists of up to ten $7,500 AUD grants that are available to academic, research or professional staff working within South Australian Institutions which will be awarded in 2018.


“The process of applying for the grant allowed me to meet with the Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) staff and start developing strategies for bid preparation, submission and presentation. The subsequent collaboration with the ACB was very productive and the support my bidding team received was fantastic, ensuring that we submitted the best bid possible. So perhaps it is not a major surprise that our bid was successful while gaining more international reputation for biomedical research in South Australia and for Adelaide as the place for major conventions. Bidding for the Congress also enabled me to communicate and connect with medical physics researchers around the world, establishing new networks and contacts.” 

Professor Eva Bezak
Professor in Medical Radiation, University of South Australia
Bid champion – World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering 2024



To be eligible to win simply follow the Application Guidelines and:

  • propose an established international conference that has the potential to be held in Adelaide, South Australia
  • present a short case as to why the conference should be held in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • confirm your support to work towards the opportunity to bid for the conference to be held in Adelaide in future.
  • demonstrate how the grant money would be utilised should your application be successful.



CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Conventions Adelaide Grant Awards Guidelines

For further information please contact:
Melissa Reilly
Adelaide Convention Bureau
Ph: +61 8 8237 0100
E: melissa@adelaideconvention.com.au

CLICK HERE to download the Grant Awards Program Flyer.

CLICK HERE to download the Grant Awards Program FAQs.