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November 11, 2014

Australia: Adelaide Engineers Bid Win

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Adelaide is to host the largest annual gathering of systems engineers in the world in 2017, with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) International Symposium.

The event to be held in the traditionally quieter tourism period of winter in 2017 is set to set to attract 750 delegates over four days adding $4.7 million to South Australia’s visitor economy. 

Damien Kitto, CEO of the Adelaide Convention Bureau, says it is “a win/win relationship for both Adelaide and the event”.  

“Traditionally INCOSE has been focussed on the defence sector, one of the reasons Adelaide was chosen as the host city because it offers the ability for the event to diversify,” he said.

“Adelaide provides a platform to further expand INCOSE’s reach to the health, mining and transport sectors with all industries having a strong presence in South Australia. This expansion of the traditional delegate base has the potential to significantly increase delegate and exhibitor numbers.”

The conference will include an exhibition component at the redeveloped Adelaide Convention Centre with exhibitors likely to include companies such as IBM and Siemens as well as leading engineering universities from around the world.

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