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

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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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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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 😊
#businesseventscairns #eventherethisyear
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
Experience a unique Tropical North Queensland event on a working sugar cane farm in a relaxed, fun way to compliment your program 🌾🚜  We have several cane farms in the region that offer this amazing experience and are all catered by local catering companies 🍷🍴 Think machinery shed with open sides maximising the views over the #sugarcane fields.  Icy cold stubbies of beer 🍻 and sugar cane cocktails 🍹 served on arrival and a BBQ dinner served inside the cane shed 😊

Contact the Business Events Cairns team for information on the farm best suited to your program. #eventherethisyear #businesseventscairns #businesseventscairnsgbr
The Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest are the ideal backdrop for conferences, meetings, events and incentives to remember 🐠🌱Snorkelling with turtles 🤿swimming amongst coral reefs and diving with giant potato cod are among the many ways your delegates can immerse themselves in the #greatbarrierreef 🐠💦 
#eventherethisyear
Location, location location.....For a truely memorable #event, let the region’s natural assets shine at any of the outstanding #offsite venues available. #BusinessEventsCairns can cater to your needs or programs, so contact us today! 🎉🥂🍃

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Whether your delegates prefer an international #hotel in the city, a beachside #resort, a #retreat in the rainforest or an escape to a tropical island, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has the #accommodation to suit.

Awarded the Best Meetings and Events Venue for 2018 by the Australian Hotels Association, the @sheratongrandportdouglas 5-star guest rooms, suites and villas offer captivating views of tropical gardens and sparkling lagoon pools 😍 💦 #businesseventscairns
Experience a unique @tropicalnorthqueensland event on a working #sugarcane farm in a relaxed, fun way to compliment your program in #Cairns 🌱🍹 We have several #cane farms in the region that offer this amazing experience and are all catered by #local catering companies.

Contact the Business Events Cairns team for information on the farm best suited to your program. #meetincairnsgbr
Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walking tour offers delegates a fascinating insight into the spectacular @mossmangorge  located in the World Heritage #Daintree Rainforest, the oldest #Rainforest in the World! 🌿  Delegates will enjoy a Traditional Smoking Ceremony before embarking on the 1hr guided walk 🦎 Enquire today about your next conference or incentive itinerary, we are here to help! 

#businesseventscairns #meetincairnsgbr #meetinaus #eventherethisyear #travel #businessevents #businesstravel #incentives #incentivetrip #corporatetravel #corporateevents #corporatemeetings #conference #meetings #meetingsandevents #MeetingProfs #event #function #tours #itinerary #mossmangorge
MEDIA RELEASE - Plans are underway for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’s educational program, Sell TNQ to be held in 2021, welcoming industry partners back to the region.

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef had great expectations for Sell TNQ 2020 after a record year in 2019 that saw the event oversubscribed by 3 to 1. But the shift in dates allows the event to aptly celebrate its 21st birthday in 2021.

The peak event for showcasing the region’s capabilities to Australian and New Zealand #meeting #planners, Sell TNQ features a workshop day of one-on-one appointments with Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’s best #businessevents #suppliers and an #educationalprogram  experiencing the region’s touring, food and beverage offerings, and attractions. The program highlights why Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the natural place to meet. 

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@hartleyscrocodileadventures is the perfect choice for pre and post touring, day or evening events and #teambuilding 🐊 🐨 Delegates can enjoy a guided lagoon cruise with boat-side croc feedings, hands on visits with many native furry friends and onsite #events catering on the lagoon deck for up to 400 🥂

 

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