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Hughes helps bring Voxon to the world stage

This month Hughes organised a London media trip for client Voxon Photonics. The Tonsley-based company has pioneered 3D volumetric display technology which brings images to life in 3D form. Working with Voxon and the BBC World Service, Hughes helped to deliver the world’s first ever international 3D phone call from London to Adelaide with the call being broadcast live on the BBC’s Digital Planet Show.
 
To listen to the full broadcast and see a video of the technology in action visit the BBC Digital Planet website here.  

Showcasing Adelaide to the world’s airlines

World Routes – the world’s largest aviation business development forum – has been successfully staged in Adelaide during September.
 
The giant event, which was spread over three pavilions in the Adelaide Showgrounds, has been likened to speed-dating for airports and airlines looking to negotiate future air route development around the globe. It provided an incredible opportunity to showcase Adelaide and South Australia to the more than 2,000 delegates in attendance.
 
Adelaide Airport was a proud funding partner of World Routes alongside the South Australian Tourism Commission and Tourism Australia. The airport continues to seek opportunities to attract direct services to new destinations including the US, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and India.

Hughes has been part of the comms team from Adelaide Airport, SA Tourism Commission and Tourism SA promoting World Routes to Australian and international media.

Hughes publishes new perceptions research: South Australia in the World.

We are proud to have published our first global perceptions research paper looking into how South Australia and our capital city, Adelaide, are positioned on the world stage. The research was formally launched this month at a high-level lunch with Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Ridgway. 
 
The research paper itself is the result of interviews with over 30 international business leaders, investors, and senior journalists. Participants were asked about their opinions and knowledge of the South Australian economy generally and key strategic industries associated with the state. The findings in the paper shed light on how South Australia can begin to close the global perception gap and strengthen its position as an attractive and obvious location for global capital, business, and talent. 
 
To read the full report click here.

Residents move into Adelaide’s tallest residential building

Adelaide officially has a new tallest residential building, with the Kodo apartment development at 29 Angas Street welcoming its first residents.

Developer Flagship Property Holdings has completed the $100 million, 30-storey project – which rises 103m – in partnership with architect Woods Bagot and builder Watpac.

Hughes worked with Flagship throughout the construction phase of Kodo, including publicity activities to announce completion: Read.

Construction starts on $16.5m Everard Park development

Work has commenced on a new $16.5 million residential development in Everard Park following an outstanding sales campaign that has seen almost all of the 27 homes sold.
 
The new ‘Third Avenue’ development by Arcadian Property – which comprises two and three-storey residences, each featuring three bedrooms, a balcony and private garden – is being built by Centina and is expected to be completed by September next year.

Hughes worked with Arcadian to announce the start of construction, including the following Advertiser story: Read.

Businesses must upskill workers or be left behind: Trends

South Australian businesses must increase the level of technology-based skills training they provide employees or risk being left behind in the economy of the future, according to BankSA’s latest Trends economic bulletin.

The report states there are enormous opportunities for SA if it embraces new technologies in growth industries where the state has competitive advantages – such as defence, health, professional services and creative industries – but to fully reap the economic benefits, the state must better prepare the current and future workforce.

Hughes worked with BankSA to help design and produce Trends, and to provide event photography and publicity support: Read.

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