Plans underway for Sell TNQ’s 21st celebration

Plans are underway for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’s educational program Sell TNQ in 2021, as it looks to welcome industry partners back to the region.

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef had great expectations for this year’s Sell TNQ after a record year in 2019 that saw the event oversubscribed by three to one. But the shift in dates allows the event to aptly celebrate its 21st birthday in 2021.

Sell TNQ features a workshop day of one-on-one appointments with Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’s best business events suppliers and an educational program experiencing the region’s touring, food and beverage offerings and attractions.

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef general manager Rosie Douglas said the team was committed to holding Sell TNQ in 2021 as soon as it is safe and practical to do so.

Traditionally the event is held in November each year, but with industry eager to return to the region, dates for early 2021 are being considered.

“There will be so much good news to share in 2021 including a new business events brand platform for the destination and the reopening of the renewed Cairns Convention Centre,” Douglas said.

“The food and beverage scene is growing in Cairns city with a second rooftop bar at the newly opened Oaks Cairns Hotel on The Esplanade, and Boardwalk Social offering vibrant dining options overlooking The Esplanade at Flynn, A Crystalbrook Collection Hotel.

“Work has been fast-tracked on the $28 million Esplanade dining precinct to expand and beautify it into a pedestrian-friendly dining area – more options for delegates on their free nights, or for event planners selecting venues for offsite events.

“The program will feature some exciting changes providing our participants with a great opportunity to immerse themselves in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. We’re so proud to be able to continue the tradition of Sell TNQ for the last 20 years and like any good 21st birthday, the celebrations are going to be big.”

Until then can check out their virtual tours online.