Home' micenet eMag : micenet June 2018 Contents Express Adelaide in the vibrant north-west quarter of the city’s CBD. The hotel offers guests a
fresh and hassle free stay and is a smart choice for savvy MICE, business and leisure travellers.
Meanwhile the hotel’s great location means it is accessible to the Adelaide Oval as well as bars,
cafes and the new riverbank precinct.
The Holiday Inn Express offers many quality extras including free Express Start Breakfast or
their Grab & Go option and free uncapped Wi-Fi, while quality bedding includes a choice of soft
and firm pillows and bathrooms with invigorating power showers.
Access all areas
For those seeking an alternative to a city meeting, South Australia remains the most accessible
destination in the country both in accessing the State domestically and internationally, as well as
Adelaide’s close proximity to some of the country’s most outstanding regional areas.
The Adelaide Hills region is half an hour from the city and the Barossa Valley one hour away,
while the McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula are 45-60 minutes away and Kangaroo
Island, thanks to Qantas, is just a 20 minute flight from Adelaide.
The good news is that once you’re there, prices including accommodation, venue hire, and
food and beverage can be significantly more affordable. Added to this is the capability for
corporates to really get away from office distractions and get down to business.
A series of high-end conceptual art and design experiences is currently sweeping Australia’s
vineyards, including the $14 million, avant-garde d’Arenberg Cube in South Australia’s McLaren
Vale. Opening earlier this year at the d’Arenberg winery, this four-storey feat of architectural
invention houses public and private tasting rooms, a virtual fermenter and bars and a restaurant
in a structure resembling a half-solved Rubik’s cube. The cube is crowned with 16 hydraulic
umbrellas - 15 black and one red - which open in a playful, choreographed sequence of
Following a $397 million redevelopment, the Adelaide Convention Centre has emerged as
one of the world’s most modern, versatile and technologically advanced venues. Comprising
three distinct yet seamlessly integrated buildings, the Centre is the pinnacle of innovation
and flexibility. This innovation extends to the venue’s brand-new menu, which has been
developed in collaboration with leading nutritional experts at the South Australian Health
and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
The Adelaide Convention Centre is positioned at the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct,
which is in the midst of a multi-billion-dollar rejuvenation, and sits adjacent to BioMed
City—the largest health and life 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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In September 2017 Adelaide hosted its biggest
ever business event, the International
Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s largest
gathering of space professionals. 4470
delegates from 71 nations were joined by 700
students, 300 volunteers and several thousand
members of the public at the Adelaide
Convention Centre (ACC) to make the event
one of the largest in ACC history.
As the first major event in Adelaide’s newly
expanded convention centre it was a milestone
on many levels and the first to use the entire
complex, giving the first full test of the new
Plenary Hall. The extensive program comprising
of eight plenary sessions, three highlight
lectures, two breaking news and 200 technical
sessions was an illustration of the Centre’s
highly flexible floor plan; utilising every square
metre of the venue in various different
configurations, often demanding quick
turnarounds. Beyond the conference program
the IAC also featured a 6000sqm custom
The Centre’s greatest challenges were posed
by the sheer number and scale of events, often
happening simultaneously. One example was
the opening cocktail reception for 3500 and the
State dinner – held concurrently.
Security considerations were also key,
particularly surrounding Elon Musk’s closing
keynote presentation. While Musk had his own
security detail, the Centre’s team worked
alongside them and SAPOL to avoid a repeat of
the 2016 Congress where the public swarmed
the venue. The approach saw the building
emptied with an airport-style security line to
check delegate credentials upon re-entry.
From the city’s perspective, IAC delivered an
estimated $24M in economic benefit to South
Australia, with 32,000 hotel bed nights and
$1.2M+ spent on local tours.
Client’s comment: “The Adelaide Convention
Centre has demonstrated to be an outstanding
Holiday Inn Express Adelaide.
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