The Adelaide Convention Centre has won the 2014 Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (APOGCE).
APOGCE is expected to attract 800 delegates from throughout Asia and Australasia during the three day conference.
It will inject around $1.9 million into the South Australian economy and create 2,294 bed nights for local hotels.
APOGCE will explore the continued changes affecting the oil and gas industry, with the theme of the conference – Changing the Game: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions.
It will cover topics such as “Oil & Gas Reserves and Resources: Do the Rules Match the Game?” and “Accelerating Field Production: Fast-Tracking Development Plans and Execution”.
The conference was won by the Adelaide Convention Centre with support from the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy (DMITRE), South Australian Tourism Commission and the Adelaide Convention Bureau.
Adelaide Convention Centre, Chief Executive Alec Gilbert, said APOGCE chose Adelaide because of the Centre’s facilities, new flights and carriers coming into Adelaide from Asia and South Australia’s capabilities and resources in the Oil and Gas sectors, said Mr Gilbert.
“Adelaide is now more connected than ever before with international carriers Malaysian Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Cathy Pacific all flying into Adelaide at least daily from Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong, said Mr Gilbert.
“Low-cost airline AirAsia X also recently started flying into Adelaide with flights four times a week from its hub in Kuala Lumpur.
“Adelaide is rapidly gaining an international reputation for easy conferencing with the Convention Centre ten minutes from the airport and located in the revitalised Riverbank precinct – just a 5 minute walk from the city’s major 5-star hotels.”
International interest in Adelaide has also been boosted recently by being named one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2014 by travel publisher Lonely Planet.
“Adelaide is effortlessly chic – and like a perfectly cellared red, it’s ready to be uncorked and sampled,” Lonely Planet says.
Some of the delegates attending APOGCE are expected to enjoy the city and state’s attractions by planning pre and post conference trips to destinations within South Australia.
APOGCE will be held at the Centre from October 14-16, 2014.