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. 

The team and members of Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef attended another successful AIME event, remaining optimistic that the conscious efforts of our destination and attraction of our natural environment will conserve a resilient industry.

Attending alongside Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, the region was represented by Business Events Port Douglas, Cairns Convention Centre, Crystalbrook Collection, NQ Exhibitions, Pullman Reef Hotel Casino and Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns.

Collectively, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef met with over 200 qualified business event organisers over a two-day trade show, providing information and insight into why Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the ultimate business events destination.

Feedback from stand partners reflected a high calibre of qualified buyers with tangible business leads, both domestic and international, even despite the absence of the China market representation due to COVID19 restrictions.

There was a notable increase in shorter-lead event opportunities, most of which had recently transpired due to cancellations or restrictions within COVID19 affected destinations.

As a destination known for it’s flexibility, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef came prepared to tackle any tricky territory, equipped with a range of offerings to adapt to challenging times and well-thought contingencies.


25 Feb 2020
Five Ways to Have a ‘Conference With a Purpose’ in Cairns

The business events industry in Cairns are proving their commitment to being custodians of the natural environment by putting together five ways to have an event with purpose in the region.

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13 Aug 2019
Exciting new Cairns & Great Barrier Reef experiences

A cultural dinner event created by Traditional Owners, luxurious accommodation and a horseback tour of a cattle station are among the new options for business events in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region.

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25 Nov 2019
How Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is Nurturing Nature through Business Events

In an effort to promote conscious conferencing, Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef officially launched the Nurturing our Nature through Business Events campaign that will run throughout 2020.

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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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Media Release
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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30 Jan 2020
The Year of Giving Back #EventHereThisYear

Australia is a big, beautiful and resilient country, and Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is so fortunate to be surrounded by unique nature, ancient cultures, world-class infrastructure and a luxury, tropical lifestyle.

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