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Building a convention capital

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TRANSFORMING the city of Adelaide in to an events epicentre has been a 41-year journey for the Adelaide Convention Bureau.

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It was among 119 future events secured during 2014/15 valued at $150.6m.

Adelaide Convention Bureau CEO Damien Kitto said the IAC would be the largest international event of its kind ever held in South Australia and would inject $18 million into the state economy.

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According to Patrick Robinson from Invest Adelaide, the city’s reputation as a top global convention destination for large-scale business events is being safeguarded through continued investment in local convention infrastructure, said.

“The Convention Centre expansion does just that, and confirms Adelaide’s status as one the world’s leading convention locations,” Robinson said.

The South Australian Government has also this year announced a $5 million bid fund for use with strategic bids to assist in attracting significant conventions to Adelaide and specifically to the Adelaide Convention Centre.

in several new city hotels scheduled to open in the next three years

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“The opportunity is absolutely huge to win more business.

many accommodation choices within walking distance of the convention centre

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