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World first for Adelaide Convention Centre

Adelaide Convention Centre reaffirms sustainability leadership, becoming world’s first convention centre to achieve EarthCheck Master status. EarthCheck Master certification represents a 15-year commitment to best practice in business and environmental sustainability.

Adelaide Convention Centre’s executive chef on large scale use of indigenous foods

In Adelaide, where the late chef Jock Zonfrillo forged his award-winning restaurant Orana using hundreds of edible Australian native foods, Adelaide Convention Centre is taking a similar approach, but doing it on a much larger scale, serving up to 3,000 diners at a time. Gavin Robertson – like Zonfrillo, also a Scot – is executive chef of the largest kitchen in the city at the convention centre. When offered some of the thousands of edible native ingredients by a First Nations enterprise, his first question was about their supply chain.

PCOA23 is heading to Adelaide!

Professional conference organisers, in-house event planners and meeting industry professionals will be heading to Adelaide in December 2023 for the PCO Association’s 15th annual conference and exhibition.

PCO Association announces an individual winner of the PCO ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Alec Gilbert the retiring chief executive of the Adelaide Convention Centre has been awarded the PCO Association Presidents Award for his services to Adelaide Convention Centre and the business events sector in South Australia and Australia. Barry Neame, president of the PCO Association, announced the Award at a luncheon of business events professionals in Canberra last week. The award is…


Adelaide, South Australia has just held its largest ever business event, the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC). 4470 delegates from 71 nations plus visits by 700 school children and several thousand members of the public (who attended the public exhibition day), made the 2017 congress one of the biggest in IAC history. (Mexico in 2016 had 5500 delegates). Of major…

PCOA supports the opening of the Adelaide Convention Centre’s new East Building

Last night PCOA president Barry Neame joined the hundreds of invited guests to the spectacular opening of the state-of-the-art newly completed Adelaide Convention Centre East Building. Neame said, “the launch of the new East Building is another piece of significant infrastructure for the conference & events industry”. With a 3500 seat capacity, the Hall can be divided into more than 15…