Adelaide, Australia has been chosen as the host city for the International Wheat Congress 2024.
Agtech is one of the South Australian government’s key economic growth pillars and the win is important as an economic driver for the state.
The event will attract around 1,000 delegates to South Australia over its five-day programme and provide an economic benefit in excess of $5 million.
SA Premier Hon Steven Marshall MP said: “Hosting this prestigious Congress is an exciting opportunity to showcase globally why South Australia is such a successful leader in Agtech. We will also be encouraging them to stay longer and enjoy the wonderful tourism experiences we can offer.”
The successful bid team was led by the Adelaide Convention Bureau, (ACB) with the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
Damien Kitto, ACB chief executive, said: “This significant international business event win, in addition to the successful World Potato Congress bid, certainly adds merit to our approach in attracting Agtech events and to our reputation internationally as an agriculture destination specialist. With the sector a substantial part of our state’s economy and food security, having Adelaide as the host destination for this event is significant.”