Tropical dinner wins national recognition

A gala dinner held in Cairns last year for a group of Chinese high achievers has been recognised as Incentive Event of the Year at the Meetings and Events Australia national awards.

Encore Event Technologies won the award for the Amway China Leadership Seminar Gala Dinner held in Cairns last year.

“Amway China welcomed more than 6000 delegates in waves for the four-day seminar and incentive program across multiple locations in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region,” said Business Events Cairns and Great Barrier Reef general manager Rosie Douglas.

“The Gala Dinner, which was repeated for each of the seven waves of delegates, was a resounding success.”

Encore Event Technologies worked with Ochre Restaurant and Catering to transform the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum into a reef and rainforest wonderland where delegates dined on fresh local produce including 6500 mudcrabs.

The spectacular experience also featured a special blended reality sequence incorporating a multimedia, holographic and choreographed robotics show with a live performer and a 270-degree screen that wrapped around the inside of the venue.

“The award acknowledges that despite Cairns being a small city, it can compete on a global stage as an innovative conference and incentive destination,” said Douglas.

“As we move through these uncertain times one thing for certain is that our region, due to its small population base, can deliver events in a Covid-safe manner ensuring the safety and security of all delegates.”