Adelaide praised for successful Land Forces 2016 conference
Feedback from those surveyed has been extremely positive for the host city, reinforcing the messaging used by Team Adelaide to win the event over fierce national competition.
The survey revealed 90 per cent of trade visitors found the ease of getting around and proximity of facilities to be excellent or above average and 84 per cent found Adelaide as a conference destination to be excellent or above average.
Adelaide Convention Bureau CEO Damien Kitto said the city did itself proud in the delivery and management of the event.
“We promised a convenient and accessible city capable of delivering an event of this magnitude. We promised the offering from our hotels, restaurants and cafes be to a standard expected by visitors of this calibre and we promised that Adelaide, as a conference destination for an event of this significance would exceed expectations – I’m proud to say we lived up to all our promises,” he said.
“Most importantly now however, the legacies and opportunities it leaves for South Australia within the defence industry will remain significant for many years.”
In addition to the primary conference, a further 11 conferences, symposia and seminars were held in conjunction with the event, whilst the exposition side of the event showcased the latest technologies, products and services by 501 exhibitor companies from 23 countries.
Land Forces CEO Ian Honnery praised the city for hosting the successful event.
“The highly impressive roll call of participating exhibitor companies and attendees made Land Forces 2016 an extremely significant forum for all involved in land defence technology,” he said.
“In terms of quality participation and visitation, the event continues to set the standard for all land defence exhibitions in the Asia Indo-Pacific region.”