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Keep up-to-date with the latest news, articles and media releases from the Business Events Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Industry.

Media Release
8 Jun 2022
Industry Educational Program Returns to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The first iteration for 2022 of the reinvented ‘BE Immersed’ educational program was held last month by Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. Two bespoke itineraries highlighted new products as well as those products that have provided years of exceptional immersive experiences for business events in the region.

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Cairns
16 May 2022
8 Ways to be a More Eco-Conscious Event Manager

In case you missed it, there’s a green-tourism revolution afoot, with travellers increasingly making more conscious choices. Business events are a big driver of travel so let’s keep the green momentum going for delegates.

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Cairns
13 May 2022
Nurturing Nature & Delegates

Business events can reduce their environmental impact, ensure events are staged with a greater purpose, and provide a sense of achievement for delegates who attend.

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Cairns
10 May 2022
The Fun Stuff on the Agenda

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the only place where two World Heritage areas meet. The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest are natural delegate boosters for any conference or event; nature’s playground inspiring great moments.

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Cairns
8 Apr 2022
Raising the Bar

The bar scene in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is as hot as the tropical sun. Laneway bars and distilleries, micro-breweries (one overlooking a sugar cane field), cocktail lounges, and rooftop bars are ready to welcome delegates.

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Media Release
14 Mar 2022
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Unveils New Look Stand

Anticipation to attend the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Event next week in Melbourne is at an all-time high for Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. Last month, Get Local Expo in Sydney was the bureau’s first foray into face-to-face tradeshows in two years so we’re beyond excited to be able to showcase the destination again.

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Cairns
11 Mar 2022
Connect Delegates to Country

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the only region in Australia with two distinct Indigenous cultures; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been continuously active longer than any other culture on the planet.

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Media Release
16 Feb 2022
Cairns Engineers a Connection to Country

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia – Queensland Annual Conference (IPWEAQ) was one of the first conferences held in the Cairns Convention Centre since reopening in May after a full refurbishment.

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Cairns
7 Feb 2022
Accommodation on the Centre Stage

Accommodation options in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef are increasing, renewing and delighting delegates. Investment in the region is at an all time high, with new hotels and hotel refurbishments topping many What’s New lists this year!

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Cairns
18 Jan 2022
A New-Look Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

A lot has changed in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef in the last five years, with investment in the region at an all-time high. After two years of COVID-affected travel, we invite you back to explore the improved ‘natural place to meet’.

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Cairns
5 Oct 2021
Delegates contribute to reef health

As a natural delegate booster, it’s hard to go past the world’s most extraordinary reef; the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

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Cairns
Minimise the impact of where your delegates lay their head

As Crystalbrook Collection expands across Australia, their three Cairns-based properties lead the way on their mantra “travel with a lighter footprint”. 

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Cairns
Whatever the weather, Cairns is the natural place to meet

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is a full sensory experience for delegates. Our seasons deliver warm days all year. Regular rainfall over summer and autumn keeps the landscape a rich green; the rainforest is at its most lush and waterfalls are full and spectacular for pre and post-touring adventures.

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Cairns
4 Oct 2021
Beer that helps the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is the natural place to meet… and eat and drink! Ask anyone who’s visited, and they’ll tell you discovering our reef and rainforest is thirsty work.

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Cairns
Introduce your delegates to the world’s oldest rainforest

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is an experience through Australia’s most famous rainforest, the Wet Tropics, whose ancestry predates dinosaurs and is home to 15 of the 26 families of ancient flowering plants in the world, just to name a few accolades.

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Media Release
24 Jan 2022
Ready, headset, go! Sampling Cairns & Great Barrier Reef virtually

You can get a taste of what it’s like to jump off Australia’s only bungy tower but keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, thanks to Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’s new virtual reality headsets.

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Media Release
26 May 2021
Delegates Immersed in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

The new-look event ‘BE Immersed: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’, evolved from the long-running Sell TNQ educational program, was held earlier this month.

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Media Release
19 May 2021
Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef appoints specialist

Destination specialists Clockwise Consulting have been appointed to bolster efforts in attracting business events to Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Release
5 Mar 2021
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef launches immersive meeting program

The new-look event ‘BE Immersed: Cairns & Great Barrier Reef’ has evolved from the long-running popular Sell TNQ educational program for Australian meeting planners.

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Media Release
19 Nov 2020
Planning underway for Sell TNQ 2021

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.

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Media Release
29 Oct 2020
Visit Cairns & Great Barrier Reef from anywhere in the world

Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has launched virtual site inspections to showcase venues to event organisers on the other side of closed borders and the world.

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Media Release
22 Sep 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef trivia wows business event planners

An online trivia game has put the fun back into understanding the business events offering in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef with 40 Australian conference and incentive organisers participating in the new format.

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Media Release
26 Aug 2020
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef open for business

Business events operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have been welcoming visitors at venues and accommodation which are all operating under Queensland’s COVID-Safe plans.

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Media Release
10 Jul 2020
Cairns Big Welcome for First Interstate Flight

No other destination has been more excited to welcome back interstate travellers than Cairns, celebrating the arrival of the first flight from Sydney with a water cannon salute and tropical carnival themed welcome inside the terminal to greet passengers.

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Cairns
7 Jul 2020
New for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Business events operators in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef have been innovating while their doors have been closed and now they are ready to take visitors on new journeys exploring superior venues and attractions, the largest reef on Earth, and the world’s oldest rainforest.

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Cairns
9 Jun 2020
National award for Cairns & Great Barrier Reef incentive

Encore Event Technologies has won the Incentive Event of the Year for the Amway China Leadership Seminar Gala Dinner held in Cairns last year.

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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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