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Page 34 • MICEBTN - AUGUST 2015 SOUTH AUSTRALIA Take advantage of a new $3 billion Riverbank Precinct . .. expanded Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Oval, world leading Biomedical research hub and much more. www.adelaideconvention.com.au NOW IS THE TIME... FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT Market tours perfect for C&I If there’s one ‘must’ on a visit to Adelaide it’s the Cen- tral Market. Its 140 years of history are complemented by a daily vibrancy as locals come to select fresh produce and gourmet lines or just enjoy a coffee or meal. In all, there are more than 80 specialist stalls alive with banter and food preparation. One of the biggest covered markets in the southern hemisphere, this is a unique South Australian institution. And while hotel staff across Adelaide are attuned to guests asking about opening hours and directions, an even better option for C&I groups is to book one of the varied tours offered by Central Market Tour www. centralmarkettour.com.au A team of experienced guides under the direction of foodie (and owner of Providore in the market) Mark Gleeson takes groups through the aisles, pausing for tastings and chats with stallholders, talking about South Australia’s food and beverage riches and sharing quirky tales. Many of the guides have shopped in the market since childhood. In addition to the ‘basic’ tour, there are several other options, including one that starts with a market breakfast followed by the tour. Servings are generous, so much so that you have to discipline your- self not to eat too much, knowing there are tastings ahead... and the likelihood of buying snacks. Another option is combing the walking tour with a Can- tonese seafood lunch – big on South Australian seafood, of course. Then there are hands-on cooking demonstrations, a twilight tour and bubbly package and specially-customised arrangements. During August the SALA Festival has seen South Australian artists take up residence in a number of venues, sharing their creativity with visitors and locals. Such interaction is at the core of this event – SALA stands for South Australia Living Arts. Adelaide Festival Centre artist-in-residence Aurelia Carbone took her creativity out to the King William Road stairs, as seen here. The beautiful work called for viewers to stand in just the right spot to bring it alive.