Adelaide has been chosen as the host city for the Asia Pacific Stroke Conference 2024, which is being co-hosted with the Stroke Society of Australasia.
To be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on September 25-28, the conference is expected to attract over 900 delegates, 450 of which will be international visitors.
Business Events Adelaide CEO Damien Kitto said the win was further proof of Adelaide’s strength in the health science sector.
“More and more, we are seeing business event organisers attracted by our world class research and innovation districts,” he said.
“Over 60% of business events won for Adelaide in 2023 were health science related, and securing business events that match South Australia’s overall strategic vision is important for our future prosperity.”
Professor Timothy Kleinig, President of the Stroke Society of Australasia, said that Adelaide’s proposal was compelling.
“The strength of the bid was greatly enhanced by support from the Adelaide Convention Centre and the State Government,” he said.
“Adelaide’s additional selling points were its growing culture of clinical and research excellence, impressive venue, broad range of accommodation options, value for money and quality leisure, food and wine options.”