Set to be surprised by Adelaide, South Australia. With its unprecedented level of infrastructure development, Adelaide is positioning itself as Australia’s leading convention city. A vital component is the Riverbank Precinct which is developing into Australia’s best connected business, events & entertainment precinct. Projects include the Adelaide Oval, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Adelaide Convention Centre (2017 completion), Royal Adelaide Hospital (2017 completion) and the Adelaide Casino (2018 completion).
The following notable organisations and publications have further underlined Adelaide, South Australia’s global credentials as an appealing, vibrant, affordable and accessible destination.
New York Magazine – Named No.24 in ’52 Places To Go in 2015’
Lonely Planet – ‘One of the World’s Top Ten Cities for 2014’
Chicago Tribune – ‘In Australia, urban perfection is spelled Adelaide’
Economist Magazine – ‘3rd Best City in the World for Business Travel’
KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS
Adelaide is renowned for its ‘ease of use’ functionality and services to the business events sector. Upon your arrival into Adelaide, the award winning Adelaide Airport is only a short 15 minute transfer to the central business district. Adelaide’s international access is growing with Qatar Airways launching a direct daily service, and with Emirates, further strengthens the connection to the Middle East, Europe & Africa. Adelaide enjoys high frequency and direct international flights, conveniently connecting Asia and New Zealand. Adelaide’s central position on the continent also ensures a convenient gateway to the rest of Australia.
LOCAL TRANSPORT / GETTING AROUND
Often referred to as the ‘20 minute city’, Adelaide is a visitor’s dream. Within the city centre, a free tram is available with a direct link from the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Oval and other key landmarks. Free bus services also operate around the city and the ‘Adelaide Connector’ bus conveniently links passengers between North Adelaide and the city. A network of buses, trains, trams and taxis allow for a convenient and efficient public transport system.
Adelaide enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Adelaide monthly averages:
Adelaide has a unique advantage as a convention destination as it supplies more than 5,000 beds within the CBD and majority of these are walking distance to the award winning Adelaide Convention Centre. This number is expected to grow to 6,500 over the next few years with brands such as Sofitel & Sheraton establishing hotels in Adelaide. Accommodation needs can be met with a selection of premium hotels and resorts, guaranteed to suit every budget and surpass all expectations.
COVID SECURE BUSINESS EVENTS DESTINATION
A “Team Adelaide” approach has been taken to deliver an end-to end COVID-safe plan for business events to ensure that from arrival to departure, business event guests will be in the safest possible COVID SECURE environment.
COVIDSafe plans and resources have also been prepared by the industry to ensure health and safety measures are in place to give confidence that business events can be held safely in Australia