The Tourism, Food and Wine Sector

JOBEX Adelaide will feature over 20 of the State’s leading Tourism, Food and Wine businesses including Thomas Foods, Costa Group, SKYCITY Adelaide Casino, Accolade Wines, Elders, Viterra, Zoos SA, and 1834 Hotels Group.

By ranking South Australia fifth in a list of the top ten regions in the world to visit in 2017, Lonely Planet confirmed what locals have known for years – that South Australia is a great place to live, work and play.

The Tourism, Food and Wine industry will play a key role in transforming our economy. 4,000 new tourism jobs have already emerged between 2013 and 2015, with South Australia easily outperforming all other states and territories in tourism job growth, and breaking all records by achieving over $1 billion of tourism expenditure earlier this year.

The world’s demand for premium produce from a clean, green and safe environment continues to rise rapidly, creating vast opportunities for South Australia’s food and beverage industries to leverage growing demand and expand.

With demand soaring domestically and internationally, including in emerging markets across Asia, South Australia’s food and wine sectors are uniquely well-placed to grow fast, creating more jobs for South Australians.


Simon Bryant

Chef and premium food and wine ambassador Simon Bryant is a passionate advocate of the ethical issues surrounding food.

His cooking career began more than 25 years ago and culminated with a seven year stint as Executive Chef at the Hilton Adelaide.

From star of the ABC’s The Cook and the Chef, to cookbook author and providore of South Australian company dirt(y) inc which offers single origin, traceable, non GM, Australian grown wholefoods, Simon has become one of the state’s most popular food identities.

He has been working on Tasting Australia since 2014 and was appointed Co-Creative Director in 2014 and 2016, and as sole Creative Director in 2017.

Simon believes in fair process for producers, using the best ingredients with minimal environmental impact and the ethical treatment of animals in the food chain.

Get a taste for his principles when he speaks at JOBEX.

Discover other sectors

JOBEX will feature over 120 business exhibitors showcasing job opportunities available in South Australia’s emerging industries. Discover the sectors on display at JOBEX.