A pioneer from the very beginning, the Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) opened its doors as Australia’s first purpose-built convention centre in 1987, setting a benchmark for conference facilities and services. Each year, the ACC plays host to around 700 individual events, welcoming approximately 200,000 delegates and guests.
With a commitment to innovation, the Adelaide Convention Centre recently completed a $397M redevelopment, which transformed the Centre into one of the world’s most modern, flexible and technologically advanced meetings and events venues.
Today, the ACC comprises three independent, yet seamlessly integrated buildings (East, Central and West), offering more than 20,000sqm of multi-purpose event space. Each building takes advantage of the venue’s prime positioning at the heart of the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct, providing extensive natural light and panoramic views to deliver visitors a heightened sense of destination.
A continual challenge for convention centres around the world is to ensure that their facilities can be adapted, often quickly, for different functions and events; from seminars and keynote presentations requiring tiered seating to trade exhibitions and banquets requiring flat floor space.
The ACC’s new East Building (launched August, 2017) is the centrepiece of innovation and flexibility. Home to the venue’s main Plenary Hall, it combines striking architecture with state-of-the-art interior design, offering tiered seating for more than 3,000 people or 3,000sqm flat floor space. The Plenary’s unique combination of hinged seating, operable walls and rotating seating drums enable it to be arranged into more than 15 different configurations to create an ideal fit for any event. The hinged seating utilises six of the world’s largest seating drum hoists featuring industry-leading technologies, designed, built and installed by HME Services.