Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 - Adelaide Convention Centre
The Adelaide Convention Centre will host more than 500 business visitors and investors at South Australia’s first cleantech conference today 15th February and tomorrow Tuesday 16th February.

As the first Australian Green Globe Silver Certified Convention Centre, the Adelaide Convention Centre is a world leader in the adoption of green practices, making it an ideal backdrop to The CleverGreen™ Conference & Showcase.

Aimed at boosting economic opportunities in sustainable industries, The CleverGreen Conference & Showcase is being addressed by international climate change expert and Nobel Prize winner Professor John Byrne, Premier Mike Rann and Climate Change Minister Senator Penny Wong.

“As a leading Australian convention centre committed to sustainable initiatives, we are pleased to host industry luminaries and government officials during CleverGreen,” Alec Gilbert, Chief Executive of Adelaide Convention Centre explained.

“We hope that by working with the conference contributors, from both within Government and the private sector, we will enable continued cross-fertilisation of ideas and advancements to further enhance our state’s Clean Technology sector,” he said.

In addition to hosting CleverGreen, the Adelaide Convention Centre will be showcased in the Clean Green City Tour, as well as providing environmentally responsible low food-mile catering throughout the conference.

The carbon emissions generated throughout the conference will equate to 10.2540 tonnes and this will be offset in the form of planting native trees through the South Australian-based Trees for Life program.

“South Australia is a hub for product and service innovation, providing not only solutions to consumers and trade, but also offering responsible solutions to global resource, land and climate issues,” Mr Gilbert said.

The event has attracted over 500 delegates starting with a welcome reception at the Adelaide Convention Centre tonight while the Conference & Showcase kicks off tomorrow.

For further information on the event, including schedule of activities and conference program, visit the following website: http://www.southaustralia.biz/Innovation-in-SA/Clever-Green-Conference-2010.aspx

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'Green' Commitment
The Adelaide Convention Centre is leading the nation with its commitment to sustainability and was the first centre in Australia to achieve Green Globe Silver Certification. Combining Gold Service with Green Attitude, Adelaide Convention Centre does everything in its power to make the centre, events, and even delegates, as eco-conscious as possible. It ensures the venue operates in the most environmentally responsible ways and offers a series of Sustainable Meeting events packages, as well as a number of carbon emission offset options for the organisers and delegates of functions large and small.

Reputation
The multi award winning Adelaide Convention Centre enjoys a global reputation for excellence and is consistently ranked among the world's top convention centres – Winner AIPC International Innovation Award for Excellence in Convention Centre Management, Winner Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Meetings and Business Tourism and Winner Meetings & Events Australia Awards for Best Meeting Venue and Corporate Social Responsibility are just four of the recent accolades. This reputation is the result of superior product and world-class facilities, constant maintenance of exceptional standards and the efforts of dedicated staff ensure the superb conduct of every event held at the Centre.

Please see Adelaide Convention Centre’s website for more information: www.adelaidecc.com.au
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