Adelaide Hills Convention Centre inducted into South Australian Tourism Award’s Hall of Fame after third win

The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre has been inducted into Hall of Fame after being named best Business Event Venue for three years in a row

The Adelaide Hills Convention Centre is also gaining traction nationally after being awarded the Best Business Event Venue in Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in 2017 and 2018.

General manager Victoria Fox said the Centre’s success was based on a winning formula that has been carefully honed and crafted since it opened in 2013.

“Over the years I have ensured we focus on what the customer wants, while continuing to ensure the experience of being at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre is absolutely state-of-the-art,” she said.

“In order for this to be achieved, the team working behind the scenes deliver exceptional results day in, day out.

“It is obvious what we are doing is working. Year after year we’ve grown and year after year, we have increased the tourism spend in the local visitor economy which has enabled us to give back to the local community by employing predominantly local staff and using more than 90 per cent of produce from local suppliers.”

The latest accolade follows a successful year for the venue which saw a doubling in the number of visitors over the last financial year.

In order to ensure that there is enough accommodation to match the demand for corporate conference and retreats, a new $2.5 million development of 16 Studio Units is currently underway – bringing the total number of rooms to 68, encompassing 105 bedrooms.

In the 2018/19 period, the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre also hired 12 new staff bringing the total number of employees to 32.