Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 - The Adelaide Convention Centre

Thousands of boating enthusiasts will converge at the Adelaide Convention Centre to experience the newest and greatest in marine equipment from this Thursday 15th July until Sunday 18th July in the 2010 Adelaide Boat Show which has been held annually for over 50 years.

The award-winning venue will dedicate 10,000 square metres of exhibition space to more than 70 stallholders, 300 watercraft and - for the first time - the giant Yamaha Supertank aquarium filled with 14,500 litres of water and live Barramundi.

A number of first release products, including a fully inflatable catamaran/campervan named the “Campercat”, Yamaha’s new trio of V6 outboards, as well as a range of powerboats, cruisers, personal watercraft and marine electronics and fishing tackle and accessories will be on display.

“We are thrilled to host the 2010 Adelaide Boat Show and will welcome the suppliers and other VIP guests with a sponsored Industry Breakfast on Friday morning to provide them with the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues and share their latest news and developments,” Adelaide Convention Centre, CEO, Alec Gilbert, said.

General Manager of the Boating Industry Association of SA, Glen Jones, is looking forward to the repeat success of the only official, industry owned boat show held in Adelaide.

“Although the economy is still relatively flat, its business as usual for the recreational boating and tourism industries here in South Australia.

“Safe and environmentally-friendly boating continues as a great Australian pastime for families and friends and this will be underlined at the fully-packed 2010 Adelaide Boat Show,” Mr Jones said.

The show will boast significantly more content than previous years, including a massive fishing, tackle and accessories display from Anaconda, fully-licensed catering and heaps of free family entertainment, including fashion parades, fish filleting, and cooking presentations.

The Adelaide Convention Centre is also providing reduced cost parking to visitors, charging only $8 on presentation of a Boat Show voucher. Those travelling by public transport, whether by bus, tram or train will appreciate the convenience of the location of the Centre and the Boat Show.

The show is open earlier this year, from 9am-7pm daily, with a 5pm close on Sunday. Entry is still only $15 for adults, $11 for concessions, and accompanied children under 15 free. A two-for-one entry deal is available before noon on Thursday and Friday. Visit www.adelaideboatshow.com.au for more details.

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The Adelaide Convention Centre is a leader in 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.

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 Venue Without Accommodation 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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