AN ODD MIX

AGRI

What do the World’s indigenous population, potatoes and kiwis all have in common? Well they’ve all recently been to Adelaide for a site inspection and Famil.

Despite hosting an Agriculture and BioMed Showcase along with sales missions to the East Coast, China, Germany and Indonesia over the past 6 weeks the Bureau has been hosting key decision makers on a number of international events it is bidding for.

Whilst the results will take some time to materialise the initial response is impressive, of the 7 incentive agents from New Zealand, 100% were extremely satisfied with Adelaide as an incentive destination and 100% were likely or much more likely to consider the destination for future business. Across all the famils and site inspections all respondents indicated they were surprised with the destinations capabilities. Congrats to all those involved in the hosting. It’s now time to try and convert some business.

 

SPINNING AROUND

ACC

The world’s largest rotating seating platform has been installed in the Adelaide Convention Centre’s new East Building, marking the latest milestone for Stage Two of the $397 million redevelopment.
The two 18-metre revolving drums can be rotated 180 degrees within minutes, allowing the building to be reconfigured for events, conferences and concerts.
The East Building will also feature hinged seating stored in the roof, which can be lowered to convert the room from an exhibition area to a theatre-style space.
The two rotating drums can each accommodate up to 320 people, with the East Building having a total capacity of up to 3500 seats.
At the height of construction there have been more than 400 workers on and off-site involved in construction and when complete the redevelopment is expected to support more than 1200 South Australian jobs a year.
The East Building forms Stage Two of the redevelopment and is scheduled to be officially opened in August.