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Adelaide to host space event in 2024

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Adelaide to host space event in 2024
Adelaide will host a young Australian event focussed on Earth observation (EO) next year.

Adelaide Convention Centre will host the five-day Advancing Earth Observation Forum (AEO24) in September 2024. The event is a new entrant into the space market, having been held for the first time in Brisbane last year for around 300 delegates.

Business Events Adelaide helped secure the event for South Australia, which has strong space credentials, including being home to Australia’s space agency.

“South Australia is at the forefront of Australia’s space and EO endeavours,” said chief executive of the South Australian Space Industry Centre, Richard Price.

“EO satellites and the data they provide have a meaningful impact on the lives of Australians and across a range of industries including agriculture, minerals exploration, climate change management and Defence. South Australia is playing a leading role in the development of this.

“From machine learning and data processing to Internet of Things (IoT) and developing the satellites and sensor packages, South Australia’s expertise spans the full spectrum of EO needs.”

CEO of Business Events Adelaide Damian Kitto says the event win is a validation of Adelaide’s intellectual might.

“Securing AEO24 again demonstrates Adelaide’s strengths as a world-class business events destination with access to global subject matter experts,” he said.

“Adelaide is home to more than 100 space-related companies, many of which are working on Earth observation related projects.

“With delegates also having an interest in a range of industry sectors including research, defence, government and education, Adelaide’s proximity to innovation precincts and universities holds strong appeal for progressive business event organisers. Adelaide is a destination where knowledge transfer, research collaborations and partnerships are seamless.”

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