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Page 12 • MICEBTN - SEPT-NOV 2017 Mytown... adelaide South auStralia Gemma Nelson joined the Adelaide Convention Bureau as business development manager (and passionate advocate for South Australia) in 2013 after holding posi- tions in corporate sales management, tourism, hospitality and completing a law de- gree in the UK. During her time at the Bureau, she has worked with key stakeholders across numerous markets to attract major national and international business events to South Australia. She has now turned her focus to the leadership of the sales team while also continuing with the development of international convention opportuni- ties related to health and biomedical sciences. Weather in September. What can we expect? Being the first month of Spring, our warm Mediterranean climate means that temperatures start reaching the low 20s. Whether it’s rain or shine there are fantastic options to explore both indoors and out. What’s the first thing I should do after check in? depending on how much time you have, jump in the car and visit one of the many wine regions for which South Australia is famous. In 30 minutes you could be in the Adelaide Hills enjoying a wildlife experience or tasting award-win- ning wines and dining on fresh local food produced and farmed on the land upon which you’re standing. Heading south of Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula you’ll experience the incredible array of wineries and cellar-door dining options in McLaren Vale and the region’s magnifi- cent coastline and beautiful beaches. If you don’t have as much time, immerse yourself in the colours, sounds and tastes of the Adelaide Central Markets – the largest undercover fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere. Where would you suggest friends meet for an intimate drink? The city of Adelaide is extremely vibrant and thanks to a change in licensing laws, there are many new small bars, restau- rants and cafes popping up all over the CBd in the labyrinth of quiet streets and laneways in both the East and West ends of the city. vardon Avenue, Peel or leigh Streets are just three destinations with some fabulous venues such as Udaberri, Pink Moon Saloon and Clever little Tailor. If those don’t take your fancy, it’s only a short walk to the next place as everything is close by in our compact city. What is the best place for lunch? With more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia, the highest quality of produce and covering most international cuisines, we are absolutely spoilt for choice. For awesome rooftop views of the city, chic, modern fit out and delicious local cuisine I’d head to 2KW on King William Street. Just don’t have any meetings to go to afterwards! And dinner? Those laneways offer incredible dining options or for a culinary experience you’ll never forget, you can’t go past Jock Zon- frillo’s orana or Penfold’s Magill Estate. Gemma Nelson, sales manager, Adelaide Convention Bureau.