A conference for one of Australia’s leading event management companies is kicking off a bumper week of business event activities in Cairns from today (27th March) showcasing the destination’s capability to host sustainable meetings, conferences and incentives.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland Partnership and Events General Manager Rosie Douglas said the region was also hosting key Asian meeting planners and delivering a business events conference for local industry.
“It is a stellar week for the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef business events industry which delivers significant benefits not just to the regional economy, but to our local industries by bringing the decision makers from various sectors to Cairns,” she said.
Event management company Arinex will be holding their 50th anniversary celebrations in Cairns. “This year marks Arinex’ 50th year in business’ said the company’s managing director Nicole Walker. “making this conference all the more special. Cairns is the perfect location for us to celebrate this momentous occasion, reflect on our progress and set our sights on the path ahead,” she said.
Cairns Convention Centre General Manager Janet Hamilton is positive about the upcoming events and forward calendar for Cairns.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Arinex to the Cairns Convention Centre next week to showcase the business events infrastructure we have in our city. With the Centre’s $176 million expansion opening soon, now is the time to host conferences and other business events in Cairns.”
Cairns has just hosted the Strata Community Association Queensland annual conference and in coming months will host the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists National Convention and the Australian Banana Industry Congress at the Cairns Convention Centre.
Ms Douglas said eight key event planners from Korea and Japan will be in region for a four-day education program showcasing the destination from Thursday (March 30) before the Business Events Cairns and Great Barrier Reef team join them in Sydney for the Business Events Australia Asia Showcase.
“With business events returning we want to ensure our industry is armed with the latest insights into how our region can capitalise on opportunities for international and national events,” Ms Douglas said.