Cairns was hit hard by the pandemic, but the signs are starting to look positive with Cairns Convention Centre set to host over 25 conferences between now and December 2022.
The Cairns Convention Centre has recently secured several conferences including the International Network for Social Network Analysis (SUNBELT), Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference and Australian Menopause Society Conference.
“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,” said Janet Hamilton, general manager Cairns Convention Centre.
“It is great to see associations and corporates gaining confidence and confirming national and international events.”
Delegates heading to the Cairns Convention Centre will get to experience the recent refurbishment.
“It is exciting to welcome delegates back to the Centre and see their positive reaction to the refurbishment,” Hamilton said.
“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.”
Business events at the Cairns Convention Centre can apply for funding support through the Queensland Government Convention and Exhibition Centre Economic Recovery Bid Support Program.