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each building for smaller events.
The ACC’s new East building is, without
question, the pinnacle of innovation and
flexibility. Launched in August 2017, it
features a state-of-the-art Plenary Hall with
tiered seating for more than 3000 people.
The space can be easily converted to offer
3000 square metres of flat floor space for
exhibitions and banquets. In addition, the
combination of hinged seating, operable
walls and rotating seating drums means the
Hall can be arranged in to more than 15
The upcoming MEA National Conference
will make full use of the new East Building,
along with the ACC’s Central Building.
A taste of South Australia
There’s no disputing that South Australia is
the country’s food and wine capital. The
Adelaide Convention Centre prides itself on
delivering visitors a taste of South Australia,
with 97 percent of produce used at the
centre sourced locally.
Visitors will find stories of South Australia on
every plate. Think luscious oysters from the
state’s West Coast, wild Kingfish from the Gulf,
and premium lamb from the Murraylands.
For wine lovers, Adelaide’s positioning just a stone’s throw from the world-famous wine
districts of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley provides a plethora
of exciting options for pre- and post-touring.
A new highlight worthy of mention is the d’Arenburg Cube, one of the world’s most unique
cellar door experiences, which opened in December 2017.
A city in transformation
Delegates will not only find a ‘centre transformed’ when they descend on the ACC in May, but also
a city in transformation. Adelaide’s changing landscape, including the rejuvenated Riverbank
Precinct, a series of new growth industries and pipeline of additional hotels and development, has
injected a fresh energy into the city and seen it emerge as a leading destination for business
The Riverbank Precinct sits at the heart of Adelaide’s CBD and is in the midst of a $5 billion
rejuvenation. As visitors will see, to the west of the precinct (right on the convention centre’s
doorstep) lies BioMed City, the largest health and life sciences precinct in the Southern
The medical precinct is already home to the South Australian Health and Medical Research
Institute (SAHMRI), the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide Health &
Medical Sciences Building.
Looking ahead, the UniSA Health Innovation Building is set to open this year, with SAMHRI 2,
featuring the only Proton Therapy unit in the southern hemisphere, to follow in 2020.
The riverbank’s transformation has also incorporated numerous entertainment and cultural
developments: the Adelaide Oval ($535m), the Festival Centre ($90m) and the Adelaide Casino
($330m), which is currently in progress. A $610m redevelopment of Festival Plaza, incorporating
revitalised arts, culture, leisure, office and retail spaces, is also underway and due for completion
in 2020. m
For more information on the Adelaide Convention Centre visit www.adelaidecc.com.au.
And to learn more about attending the Accelerate 2018 MEA National Conference in May visit
Following a $397 million investment, the Adelaide Convention Centre is
Australia’s newest, most versatile and technologically advanced venue.
Comprising three distinct yet seamlessly integrated buildings, the Centre
is the pinnacle of innovation and flexibility. The new East Building,
launched in August 2017, features a state-of-the-art Plenary which can
be subdivided into more than 15 different configurations.
The Centre is positioned at the heart of the Riverbank Precinct, which
is in the midst of a multi-billion-dollar rejuvenation, and sits adjacent to
BioMed City – the largest life and health sciences cluster in the Southern
Hemisphere. The Riverbank is where the city’s cultural, sporting,
education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge, making
Adelaide Australia’s best connected business events district.
Adelaide. Australia’s Convention City.
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With the MEA conference being
in Adelaide in 2018 good food
and wine is assured.
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