Simon Burgess Joins the National Wine Centre of Australia

7th Apr, 2022

Seasoned international business and hospitality professional Simon Burgess (cover photo) is the new General Manager of the National Wine Centre of Australia.

Simon joins the National Wine Centre after 10 years at the Adelaide Convention Centre where he was General Manager for five years.

In his new role, Simon will help to build the centre’s reputation as a ‘must see’ wine attraction and a leading venue for wine experiences, conferences and events.

“The National Wine Centre is a great asset to the national wine industry and wine regions, and I’m looking forward to further building its value,” Simon said.

“It’s perfectly positioned to connect people to the quality wines we produce in Australia and our magnificent wine regions.

“A focus for us in coming years will be to secure increased numbers of conferences and events that bring more visitors to South Australia to spend in our city and regions.

“Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the connections of the NWC to Lot Fourteen, the University of Adelaide, the investment in new hotel infrastructure and continued development in the city’s East End makes it an attractive business events destination moving forward.”

Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and management of hotels, destinations and event venues, with extensive experience in international markets.

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