A COMPLETE COMPASS

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The Adelaide Convention Centre has turned its focus to the new East Building completing their renovations and launching Australia’s newest Convention Centre.

The launch of the new East building showcased what an innovative, flexible and impressive space the Adelaide Convention Centre has to offer business events in South Australia. Guests were welcomed with some of South Australia’s premium food and wine and a firework display off the Adelaide Riverbank. However, it was the surprises during the night that got everybody talking with the world’s largest drums rotating into the 3,500-plenary hall to watch a hologram of the Premier officially opening the Centre.

 

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The completed Adelaide Convention Centre positions itself in-between the largest BioMed City in the Southern Hemisphere and Adelaide’s vibrant entertainment precinct in the heart of Adelaide’s revitalised Riverbank. It is in prime position to attract national and international conferences with the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Casino and the BioMed City all surrounding this business precinct.

This final stage is built on Australia’s first Convention Centre and, like it did back then, will set the tone for innovation, creativity and technology. With hinged plenary seating, quick operable walls, rotating drums, meeting rooms for 320 people and 35,000 fibre optic lights within the plenary roof the 20,000sqm is set to surprise and delight event organisers and delegates alike.

 

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HOME OF MEDICAL INNOVATION

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The BioMed City is located over the road from the Adelaide Convention Centre and its newest inclusion, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) is open for business, bringing together the healthcare, education and research in one central hub. The nRAH is the home to medical innovations including the AGV’s (Automated Guided Vehicles) which will make 1,800 trips each day to deliver meals and medicines throughout the third largest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

The BioMed City is located over the road from the Adelaide Convention Centre and its newest inclusion, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) is open for business, bringing together the healthcare, education and research in one central hub. The nRAH is the home to medical innovations including the AGV’s (Automated Guided Vehicles) which will make 1,800 trips each day to deliver meals and medicines throughout the third largest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

On 5th September, Adelaide’s new A$3bn Royal Adelaide Hospital opened its doors thus completing the current stage of the $3.6bn BioMed City. This world class building includes some of the most advanced and hi-tech facilities and services to rival any hospital in the world. That the hospital is located within the largest BioMed City* in the Southern Hemisphere which is adjacent the Adelaide Convention Centre, which in turn sits on the doorstep of 1500 hotel rooms – and all are within the sporting, dining and entertainment laden Riverbank precinct, consolidates Adelaide’s position internationally as a destination of choice for Health-Science events.

Additionally – the airport is just 15 minutes from the CBD through which a free tram service connects all conference facilities should walking – though easily done, is not desired. This combination of venues, facilities, globally recognised personnel and the fantastic fresh food and fine wine offering for which Adelaide is noted makes it one of the most highly desirable, easily accessible and convenient conference destinations in the world as experienced first-hand by a group of invited personnel earlier this year.

The Adelaide Convention Bureau recently held its annual ‘medical famil’ with a number of association executives and key media in attendance. The touring party was privy to a sneak peek at the new wing of the Convention Centre, toured the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and enjoyed the sumptuous fresh food and fine wines that are synonymous with Adelaide and over which guests consistently enthuse. As with previous years, the feedback was exceptional with both a high level of satisfaction over the destination and a likelihood to bring business to Adelaide.

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PULLMAN COMES TO ADELAIDE

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A swift change will see the Crowne Plaza shift from a 4 ½ star property to Accor luxury brand, the Pullman and will be open in October 2017. Featuring 308 guest rooms the Pullman will implement its signature Executive Club Lounge the Pullman will add another 5-star property for guests to choose from when visiting Adelaide.

 

Australia’s biggest hotel operator, Accor, will bring its five-star Pullman brand to Adelaide for the first time after negotiating an agreement with hotel developer and owner Hines Property.

 

From October 1 the IHG-operated, 308-room Crown Plaza Adelaide on Hindmarsh Square in the CBD will operate as the Pullman Adelaide, complementing Accor’s presence in the city, which includes the ibis Adelaide, opened in 2014 and also developed by Hines.

 

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QANTAS UPGRADES

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After a long-standing relationship between Qantas and the Adelaide Convention Bureau, the national carrier has recently taken an upgrade to become a strategic partner.

 

Qantas has recently developed a new booking system designed specifically for conferences. It has been built with the understanding that conference delegates need a seamless conference experience from start to finish. Qantas offers a unique, booking experience by providing a range of discounted airfares, plus the online booking tool is completely customised through the event website.

 

Adelaide is known as the small city with a big infrastructure. However, it is the connective nature of Adelaide that sets it apart when starting a new business idea. Qantas’ new booking system is perfectly posed to take off in a city that can connect you immediately to the right people in order to get things done. To act on this fantastic opportunity and place your event in that innovative space please contact the Adelaide Convention Bureau today on sales@adelaideconvention.com.au