Cairns continues to bounce back post COVID-19 as numerous business events have chosen the city as their host destination for their upcoming conferences.
The Cairns Convention Centre has recently secured several conferences including:
The region has been hit hard by the pandemic, but the signs are starting to look positive. Janet Hamilton, General Manager Cairns Convention Centre believes business events will provide the Cairns region and Queensland an added boost post COVID.
“Seeing the return of conferences will boost the business travel sector in Cairns which will significantly help the region’s operators and fill the hotel rooms. It is great to see associations and corporates gaining confidence and confirming national and international events” added Hamilton.
Delegates coming the Cairns Convention Centre for events will get to experience the refurbishment which features contemporary light interiors, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and new building systems providing event planners with seamless event delivery and delegates with a calming experience.
Hamilton said “It is exciting to welcome delegates back to the Centre and see their positive reaction to the refurbishment. The new contemporary design and colours integrate the Centre with our beautiful destination. The new expansion is going to bring new opportunities for events, with a large outdoor terrace looking across the stunning Trinity Inlet, which will certainly make for great networking and immersion into our tropical lifestyle.”
The Centre will host over 25 conferences between now and December 2022 with over 8,000 delegates, bringing over $25 million in delegate spend to the Cairns region. In addition, the funding support business events at the Cairns Convention Centre can apply for through the Queensland Government Convention and Exhibition Centre Economic Recovery Bid Support Program will assist in bringing more national conferences to the region over the next three years.
Adding to the conferences coming to Cairns, the Centre is hosting a range of public events, seminars, graduations, banquets and concerts. Highlights include Guy Sebastian, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, PBR Invitational and the Resilience Project in partnership with the NQ Cowboys. For more information on the Cairns Convention Centre events calendar visit the website.
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