By Adelaide Convention Centre, 28 October, 2013

The Adelaide Convention Centre is set to benefit from the launch of a seamless conferencing service by the Global Alliance as it expands to attract bigger international events to Adelaide.


The Centre is currently undergoing a two-stage $350 million expansion which will create an additional 4,300 square metres of multipurpose convention floor space, associated pre-function spaces, multiple meeting spaces, 1000-seat ballroom and plenary capacity of up to 3,500 seats.


The Global Alliance comprises of five world-class, purpose-built convention centres across four continents including the Adelaide Convention Centre.


Other Global Alliance members are Durban International Convention Centre (South Africa); Centro Banamex (Mexico); ACC Liverpool (UK); Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and Hynes Convention Center (US).


The seamless conferencing service was launched last week at IMEX America – a global Exhibition for the Incentive, Travel and Events industry – which attracted more than 2400 international buyers and 2500 exhibitors.


The new service will see Global Alliance members work collaboratively with international events and conferences that rotate around the globe by transferring a detailed understanding of a particular congress or event requirements to the next host convention centre.


Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert said being part of the Global Alliance helps us to develop relationships with the organisers of large international conferences to make them aware of Adelaide’s growing capabilities.

“The expansion of the Adelaide Convention Centre will mean we’re much better positioned to encourage them to come to Adelaide as part of a rotation across international venues,” said Mr Gilbert.


“As an Alliance member, by bringing these conferences to Adelaide it will minimise the need for the client to brief us about their needs from scratch, saving time and effort on the part of the organiser and making for an altogether more professional and seamless transfer between venues and countries.

“Being an Alliance member also allows us to share ideas with convention centres throughout the world, encourage best practice and keep up to date with international conference and business meeting trends.



“The Adelaide Convention Centre has a natural alignment with other Alliance members because we all offer a personalised approach and are committed to delivering excellence.”

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Source: Hughes PR for Adelaide Convention Centre