Welcome to Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The official convention bureau for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, the natural place to meet.

We are open for business.

The team, industry colleagues and peers of Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef are committed to ensuring the ongoing
health and wellbeing of visitors to our beautiful world-heritage region by creating a Covid-safe destination.

Business Events Australia has developed a COVID-19 facts resource specifically for business events and our industry acts under the advisement of Queensland Government  Business Events Council of Australia. Industry Framework for Events is available on the Queensland Government COVID-19
website along with approved COVID Safe Industry Plans, for Event Organisers to access.

Please contact our friendly team for assistance.

Why Cairns & Great Barrier Reef?

Watch our short video to see why Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is The Natural Place to Meet

Latest News

Latest events news for Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove and the Islands

26 May 2021
Delegates Immersed in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
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19 May 2021
Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef appoints specialist
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5 Mar 2021
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef launches immersive meeting program
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19 Nov 2020
Planning underway for Sell TNQ 2021
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29 Oct 2020
Visit Cairns & Great Barrier Reef from anywhere in the world
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22 Sep 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef trivia wows business event planners
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26 Aug 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef open for business
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10 Jul 2020
Cairns Big Welcome for First Interstate Flight
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7 Jul 2020
New for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
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9 Jun 2020
National award for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef incentive
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28 Apr 2020
A-Z of GREAT Events: 26 reasons to choose Cairns & Great Barrier Reef!

As a large region with a lot on offer, we’re here to help make your decision simple. Working our way through the alphabet, we’ve taken 26 reasons why Cairns & Great Barrier Reef can be the home of your next GREAT event! 

Follow our Instagram and Twitter to watch the rest of our A-Z countdown!

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26 May 2020
Cairns & Port Douglas Resorts in Top 10 of Hot 100

Two leading five-star resorts from Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have been ranked in the Top 10 of Spice Magazine’s 2020 Hot 100 Hotels & Venues.

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14 May 2020
Five Ways Business Events Can Contribute to the Conservation of the Great Barrier Reef
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3 Apr 2020
Business event planners enjoy taste of Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Free, simple and useful – the Delegate Advantage Program gives conference delegates exclusive access to local deals and value-adds to help them plan ahead and make the most of their time in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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9 Mar 2020
2020 Delegate Advantage Program

Free, simple and useful – the Delegate Advantage Program gives conference delegates exclusive access to local deals and value-adds to help them plan ahead and make the most of their time in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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2 Mar 2020
Asia-Pacific Opportunities from AIME 2020

In a time of world-wide change and disruption, AIME 2020 provided some valuable business leads for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, first-hand insight into challenges that business events may come to face and what current opportunities are available for the taking. 

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25 Feb 2020
Five Ways to Have a ‘Conference With a Purpose’ in Cairns
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12 Dec 2019
Great Barrier Reef a Hot Topic at Dreamtime 2019

The managers from Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef enjoyed a short sea-change last week attending the Dreamtime 2019 trade show held in Perth, Western Australia.

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Cairns
20 Nov 2019
20 Years of Sell TNQ Success

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has completed another successful Sell TNQ educational program, marking its 20th anniversary!

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Looking to bring your next event to Port Douglas? 🌴 

@businesseventsportdouglas have launched their Port Douglas Planner Guide offering itineraries and information across luxury incentive programs, sustainable conferencing and partner programs.
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Business events are back at the Cairns Convention Centre! This month Cairns & Great Barrer Reef welcomed the @australianbananagrowerscouncil for their National Congress. This was the first event to be staged at the newly refurbished Cairns Convention Centre. 

More than 450 growers, researchers and industry stakeholders attended the three-day conference and delegates had the opportunity to meet the long-time banana ambassador and NRL legend Billy Slater, as well as internationally renowned croc wrangler Matt Write. 

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Join us at @thebackyardcairns 🌴This #venue provides a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere for delegates to gather in al fresco surroundings🍹Delegates can mingle while enjoying refreshing, innovative drinks and outstanding creative dishes. 

The modern venue @shangrilacairns houses everything you desire including casual dining on the waterfront and an expansive #BBQ garden with the ultimate container bar.

Contact us and see how we can help find your unique #dining and #restaurant experiences for your business event in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. #eventherethisyear
MEDIA RELEASE - Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is capitalising on the growing interest in regional areas as confidence returns for the business events sector to travel. Destination specialists @clockwise_consulting  has been appointed to help attract business events to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. 

Corporate groups are unable to travel offshore offering regional areas with well-established #businessevents industries the opportunity to attract a greater share of the Australian #corporateevents market. Clockwise Consulting is experienced in working with regional destinations and has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide where the #corporate #eventplanners are based. 

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Get the adrenalin pumping as you race down white-water rapids on a raft surrounded by the tropical rainforest 🌿💦 For a memorable and bonding experience, white water rafting offers exciting team building activities from ropes courses to treasure hunts down the river 🛶Get your colleagues involved in raft racing and group rescues or fun games with your tour guide🙌 #eventherethisyear #businesseventscairns
Need catering for your event?🍴🍹🍍we’re got you covered! 🍓Our region’s caterers will create an experience that your delegates will remember for years to come 🍉 One of our suppliers @ochrecairns and catering delivers quality functions for conferences, corporate events, offsite venues around Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove 🍤Reach out today and let us help you! #businesseventscairns #eventherethisyear
Add a special tour to your conference! 🙌🐢 Cairns Aquarium in conjunction with Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre have launched a Cairns Turtle Hospital Tour. Learn about the conservation efforts and research programs protecting these incredible animals. 
🌏 This endangered Green sea turtle’s name is Tilly and is being well cared of and is expected to be released with her friend Sunny at the end of 2021 😊
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APPLY NOW || Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef are inviting you to be a guest at BE Immersed: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef 🐠🌿 BE Immersed: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef will be held on 6-9th May giving meeting planners the unique opportunity to step into a delegate’s shoes and experience why Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the natural place to meet 🥂 Registrations to attend this program are now open and are only open to Australian-based event planners. If you believe yourself or a colleague would be an appropriate candidate to participate, please apply. Link in bio 👆 #eventherethisyear

 

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