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Adelaide to host Philanthropy Australia national conference

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Adelaide to host Philanthropy Australia national conference
Business Events Adelaide has announced that South Australia’s capital will host Philanthropy Australia’s national conference in August 2024, for the first time.

More than 700 delegates are expected to attend the three-day event to be held at Adelaide Convention Centre.

The event has never before been held outside of Sydney or Melbourne.

“This win demonstrates that Adelaide is in demand for business event organisers,” said Business Events Adelaide CEO Damien Kitto.

“Our flexible, Team Adelaide approach means we are able to tailor a solution that suits every need, and encourages high profile organisations such as Philanthropy Australia to come to Adelaide.”

The biennial event is coming to Adelaide with support from Business Events Adelaide and the state government.

“We support the national commitment to double giving by 2030 and this event will be a boost for that endeavour and a wonderful opportunity for interstate and international philanthropists and the philanthropy sector to experience the best Adelaide has to offer,” said South Australia’s premier, Peter Malinauskas.

“I look forward to welcoming delegates to South Australia as we showcase South Australia’s growing giving community and the impact philanthropy is having across the state.”

CEO of Philanthropy Australia, Jack Heath, said Adelaide was an ideal location to profile the growth and possibilities of philanthropy around Australia.

“Place and community have been critical drivers in the recent growth of philanthropy world-wide,” said Health.

“South Australia has seen this through the establishment of Foundation SA and its growing network of community foundations which build on the great work of leading SA philanthropists, trusts and foundations collaborating with local charities.”

Meanwhile Kitto hailed the state government for its continued support of the business events sector.

“We are pleased that the Malinauskas Government recognises the value of business events to the state’s economic prosperity, not only in the short term but also in regard to their economic tail,” he said.

“We hope that the local philanthropy community can forge relationships that extend the value of this business event into the future.”

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