SA CONVENTION WIN
ADELAIDE has secured the hosting rights to the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering for 2024, an event that’s set to attract more than 2,500 delegates and inject $17.6 million into the economy.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway said a key part of growing the local tourism sector was attracting more events and conventions to the city.
“We’re boosting the Events Bid Fund to $40 million over the next four years which includes $5 million to attract more conventions,” he said, adding that the next opportunity to maximise the event would be to “disperse delegates into our regions before and after the conference”.
The event will deliver 18,700 bed nights for the city’s hotels.