Field Trips

We are pleased to offer 3 pre-conference field trips on Monday 9 April 2018. Each tour shows the current and future technological developments in the sectors: (1) Health and Community, (2) Agriculture, (3) energy and science. Departure from the Adelaide Convention Centre (GeoSmart Asia 2018 / Locate18 Registration desk) 1:45 pm. Return to the Adelaide Convention Centre at 5:00 pm.

Field Trip 1 – Penfolds Winery (Agriculture)

The Magill Estate is only 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD and home of Penfolds. This is your chance to have a guided tour and be part of discovering the history of one of Australia’s oldest, and most iconic wineries. Walk through the original working winery, explore the vineyards and uncover why the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers. After the tour join Mr David Gerner, Innovation and Technology Manager of Treasury Wine Estates, to hear how they are changing the way GIS is used in viticulture, while tasting some of Penfolds wines and sampling South Australian produce.


  • Bus transfer to and from Magill Estate (Penfolds)
  • Guided tour of the winery
  • Wine tasting and food
  • Presentation by Mr David Gerner
Limited to 25 People | Cost $90 per person
Field Trip 2 – SAHMRI (Healthy Communities)

This is an opportunity to step inside one of the most iconic and advanced buildings in the southern hemisphere. The South Australian Health Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is located in Adelaide’s recently developed Biomedical Precinct build on the former railway yards. You will have a chance to view this unique state of the art facility, and gain a deeper understanding of the medical research and use of data that is playing a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of our community. Join Mr Chris Radbone, Associate Director of SA NT DataLink to gain insight into one of South Australia’s most unique buildings, and the vital role that linked and privacy protected data plays in the lives of South Australian and the Northern Territory residents.


  • Guided Tour of SAHMRI by SA NT DataLink Staff
  • Afternoon tea, coffee, fruit platter and cakes
  • Presentation by Mr Chris Radbone
Limited to 25 People | Cost $30 per person
Field Trip 3 – Tonsley Innovation District (Energy and Innovation)

This site once was Mitsubishi Motors where it produced cars until 2008. Today Tonsley brings together leading-edge research and education institutions, established businesses and start-ups, business incubators and accelerators as well as government and the wider community to connect and collaborate in Australia’s leading innovation district. This is an opportunity to visit the centre and discover how the Tonsley community is driving change and realising the future. Join leading State Government representatives and Flinders University Staff and see how the they are making a home for energy innovation and IoT research.


  • Bus transfer to and from Tonsley Innovation Centre
  • Guided tour of the Innovation Park
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and cakes
  • Presentation by Flinders University research team
Limited to 25 People | Cost $60 per person

Disclaimer: Occasionally it is necessary for reasons beyond GeoSmart Asia2018 / Locate 18 control. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel a field trip, to change the content or alter the advertised speakers for the event.