Business Events Adelaide has announced that Adelaide Convention Centre will host the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2024 from September 25 to 28.
Over 900 delegates are expected to attend, with around 450 travelling from overseas for the conference.
“The strength of the bid was greatly enhanced by support from the Adelaide Convention Centre and the State Government,” said Professor Timothy Kleinig, president of the Stroke Society of Australasia, which is co-hosting the conference.
“Adelaide’s additional selling points were its growing culture of clinical and research excellence, impressive venue, broad range of accommodation options, value for money and quality leisure, food and wine options.
Business Events Adelaide CEO Damien Kitto said over 60 per cent of business events won for Adelaide in 2023 were for health meetings.
“More and more, we are seeing business event organisers attracted by our world class research and innovation districts,” he said.
“Securing business events that match South Australia’s overall strategic vision is important for our future prosperity.
“Securing this business event was made possible by our Team Adelaide approach to partnerships. Collaboration from our members was crucial in finding the perfect solution for this client.”
Adelaide’s health sector credentials are strong, with the $3.8 billion Adelaide BioMed city located next-door to Adelaide Convention Centre and another major health building, Australian Bragg Centre, is set to be complete on the site this year. Australia’s first proton therapy centre – also the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere will open in the new Australian Bragg Centre in 2025.