Adelaide goes intergalactic with new focus on space conferences

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Adelaide goes intergalactic with new focus on space conferences

The Adelaide Convention Bureau, off the back of delivering the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in 2017 and the announcement that the South Australian capital will be the home of Australia’s Space Agency, has said it is now directly targeting business events in the wider connected sector.

Another success announced by the bureau is the 19th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC) to be hosted by Adelaide this September.

The bureau believes the ASRC event organisers were impressed with the city at the annual Destination South Australia showcase event in 2018 as well as a solid bid presentation as the destination positions itself as a globally as a ‘must-see’ destination for Space, Defence and Innovation related business events.

This will be the 13th ASRC which is jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSRS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA), with the support of the Mars Society of Australia (MSA).

The 30 September – 2 October 2019 conference will be held in conjunction with the South Australia Space Forum, convened by the South Australian Space Industry Centre. It will bring space scientists, engineers, educators, and workers in industry, Government and NGOs to Adelaide.

Adelaide Convention Bureau CEO Damien Kitto described the September conference as “one of many business events within the space and defence category that the Bureau will bring to South Australia in the years to come.

“The legacies of these events, as was the legacy of the IAC, will continue to provide opportunities for innovation, investment and trade to South Australia.

“With State Government’s commitment and development of the Innovation Hub at Lot Fourteen, we look forward to promoting this exciting genre to the world as we have and will continue to do successfully within the Health Sciences arena off the back of the BioMed City development”.

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