Global Conference consultancy firm, CIMGlobal, will establish a South Australian base to connect with their international network, after being announced as the latest company to be selected under the state’s South Australian Landing Pad (SALP) Program.
CIMGlobal is a leading international meeting management company, which serves as a principal service provider of global meeting services and hotel accommodation.
The company expects to recruit a number of business development staff during its first 12 months of operations.
Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson, says CIMGlobal’s move to the state would be a welcome addition to South Australia’s tourism sector.
“CIMGlobal’s primary clients are from medical international association and societies, who are participants in global medical congress including exhibition and trade fairs. CIMGlobal event technology will provide IT solutions for hybrid events,” Minister Patterson said.
“The company manages more than 100 events annually, from 150 to 20,000 participants, and book more than 100,000 bed nights annually around the world.
“The Adelaide office will provide a key Australasian contact to the company’s other global offices in Amsterdam, Singapore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkatta, Dubai and Washington DC.
“With CIMGlobal’s Adelaide presence, opportunities will arise to introduce clients to conference and event venues in Australia and more specifically in Adelaide - it will be a great contributor to the South Australian economy.”
CIMGlobal Managing Director - Australasia, Sujoy Dey, said the Adelaide office will represent the strategic expansion of the brand in Australasia.
“The innovative initiatives being driven by the South Australian Government – and the opportunities arising from them - were a key driver of our decision to open our office here,” Mr Dey said.
“The state’s priority sectors are closely aligned with CIMGlobal’s existing client base, particularly within the space and health and medical industries.
“We will offer professional services support to associations in the region, leveraging our experience and our global network.
Ultimately, we want the Adelaide office to contribute to the economic development of South Australia and the broader Australasia region.
“I am privileged to have the backing of our multicultural teams from six countries and collectively we will find new ways to grow together.”
Sujoy has a long history with South Australia and looks forward to showcasing the state to his international network.
“I was among the opening team at Adelaide Convention Centre in 1987 and was with the management team for 20 years. It is ironical that I am returning to support and bring back business events to the same venue with a world class reputation.”
Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) CEO, Damien Kitto, has also welcomed CIMGlobal’s new team to Adelaide and is keen to work with them to promote the convention and business events opportunities in South Australia.
“The global convention sector is currently focused on managing the impact of COVID-19, and the ACB is working assiduously to postpone its 2020 events into 2021 and 2022,” Mr Kitto said.
“Given that major international conferences are committed many years in advance, the sector has a strong role to play in South Australia’s economic recovery, especially over the mid to long term.”
Under its SALP agreement, CIMGlobal has been awarded $80,000; $40,000 to be used to help with office space and $40,000 which can be used to hire local professional services suppliers.
The SALP is a crucial conduit for companies looking to build a presence in South Australia, helping businesses find a foothold in a new place, embed in the local economy, create jobs and forge connections with local vendors, partners, customers and collaborators.
For further information on the SALP, including details on eligibility, visit: https://dti.sa.gov.au/investment/south-australian-landing-pad