Expanded Cairns Convention Centre fully open for business
The $176 million redevelopment of Cairns Convention Centre has been completed and the venue is now fully open for business.
The 10,500sqm expansion followed major refurbishment works on the original building in 2021.
The Centre now boasts facilities over four-levels, including a 410-seat function room, three 120-seat meeting rooms and exhibition space for 30 booths – perfect for showcases and roadshows.
Showcasing the picturesque view of the region, including Trinity Inlet, the new 500-seat Trinity Room and Trinity Terrace, pre-function facilities and operational spaces allow for concurrent conventions within the centre.
The bigger and better convention centre is expected to bring more than 35,000 delegates to Cairns annually.
ASM Global has operated the centre since it first opened in 1996. Its Global (Asia Pacific) Chairman and Chief Executive, Harvey Lister AM, said the Centre’s expansion and refurbishment would deliver significant economic benefits to the Cairns economy over the next decade and beyond.
“The expansion will enhance Cairns’ standing as a world leader in hosting business events,” he said.
“Cairns Convention Centre is on track to host 160 events this financial year, including 60 conferences bringing more than 35,000 delegates to Cairns, delivering a visitor spend of over $100 million into the region.”