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Everything you need to know

Destination Adelaide

Adelaide, as a preferred health convention destination is home to one of the largest health and life sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere, bringing together research, education and clinical care. The $3 billion world-class BioMed City includes the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI1 and SAHMRI2) that will house a proton therapy unit in future, UniSA Health Innovation building and University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building. Additionally, at Tonsley (Flinders University), a new state-of-the-art hub for biomedical engineering has been developed.

The Adelaide Convention Centre opened its doors in 1987 and has been constantly evolving and improving with three major extensions in less than 30 years. They enjoy a global reputation for excellence earning a string of awards. They recently completed the stunning new West Building with the renovation of the East Building due for completion this year.

To learn more about the Adelaide Convention Centre, please visit The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of Adelaide’s shopping precinct, in James Place just off Rundle Mall, and offers assistance to local, interstate and overseas visitors. Click here to find out what to do during your visit to Adelaide.

To find out more about pre and post conference travel in South Australia click here.


Haigh'sHaigh’s Chocolates is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker. Established in 1915, Haigh’s are committed to the art of quality chocolate making from the cocoa bean at their Adelaide facility. Artisan production methods are used along with quality ingredients to create more than 250 products.

Join a free guided viewing tour to learn the history of Haigh’s and how they make premium quality chocolate from cocoa beans sourced from plantations around the world.

*Be sure to pick up a special Haigh’s Chocolates 10% Discount Voucher at the registration desk that can be used at any of Haigh’s 17 retail stores*



Adelaide BioMed City
New Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide… Indulge your mind
MOD. Flythrough




During spring (September – November) average temperatures in Adelaide range from 10° C and 21° C. As there are on average 14 days of rain in Adelaide in October, it is recommended to keep updated on the weather before any outdoor activity and ensure you have an umbrella handy.


In a case of a serious emergency dial 000 for Fire, Ambulance & Police.

Getting there - Transport from Adelaide Airport

The Adelaide Airport is situated 7 kms from the central business district and major hotels. Adelaide Airport Flyer offer minibus transfers, reservations are recommended at least 48hrs prior to travel, phone +61 8 8353 5233. Alternatively, a taxi ride from the Adelaide Airport to the City will cost approximately $20.00. Click here to view the taxi pick up locations.

Car rental

Avis Rent a Car is offering its corporate rates to conference delegates. Just call the local Avis office in your country and quote the booking reference number: AWD Z994400.


Refreshment breaks and lunches will be provided throughout the Conference. All catering will be served in the exhibition area.

Dress code

Dress for all conference sessions is smart casual.


It is recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to Adelaide and to protect you against cancellation charges, loss or damage to your luggage and personal effects, loss of cash and medical expenses.

Public Transport in Adelaide

Adelaide has an efficient public transport system. For the Adelaide Metro timetable please visit Buses and trams service the CBD, with the tram joining Glenelg to the city. Click here to plan your journey. To learn more about fares and tickets, please click here.

Special requirements

Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are accommodated. Should you require any specific assistance or catering please give details required on your registration form.

Time zone

The time zone for Adelaide is 9.5 hours ahead of GMT. Daylight Savings Time will start on 7 October 2018 (10.5 hours ahead of GMT).

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