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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
10 Nov 2023
Cairns announced as host city for incentive showcase

Tourism Australia’s signature incentive showcase will return in 2024 with the event, normally held every two years, to be held in Tropical North Queensland, as Australia continues to rebuild a strong pipeline of international business events.

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Cairns
6 Nov 2023
10 Tips for Delivering Sustainable Events in Cairns & GBR

If you are an event organiser planning an event in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, lighten your footprint with these ten tips for delivering sustainable events in our region.

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Media Release
11 Oct 2023
Delegates keen to return to Cannes in Cairns

The highly successful Cannes in Cairns event for the advertising, marketing and media industry is expected to attract 2000 delegates in 2024 after numbers doubled this year from the 650 who attended the inaugural Cairns event in 2022.

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Media Release
26 Sep 2023
Sustainable events a focus in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Connect Great and Leave Greater in Cairns and Great Barrier Reef where two World Heritage Areas are a natural delegate booster for business events.

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Media Release
25 Sep 2023
Travel for good on a Tropical North Queensland expedition

Expeditions exploring the World Heritage-listed reef and rainforest in Tropical North Queensland are giving travellers the opportunity to understand the global importance of these ecosystems and help the organisations caring for their future.

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Media Release
3 Aug 2023
Planners introduced to sustainable Cairns events

Australia’s leading event planners have been gifted a tree to increase the habitat of tree kangaroos on the Atherton Tablelands in Tropical North Queensland as a thank you for attending the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Business Events Regional Showcase in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this week.

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Media Release
23 Mar 2023
Cairns showcases a week of business events

A conference for one of Australia’s leading event management companies is kicking off a bumper week of business event activities in Cairns from Monday (March 27) showcasing the destination’s capability to host sustainable meetings, conferences and incentives.

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Media Release
2 Mar 2023
Cairns Hosts Peak Strata Title Conference

The North Queensland insurance crisis is among the topics under discussion at the Strata Community Association Queensland annual conference at the Cairns Convention Centre today and tomorrow (March 2 – 3).

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Cairns
15 Feb 2023
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef – the home of sustainability

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef is in an enviable position. Gateway to two World Heritage-listed icons – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, and a regional city, local business events professionals and companies that are acutely aware of their responsibility for the ongoing sustainability of not just the Tropical North Queensland environment but those who call it home.

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Media Release
13 Feb 2023
Sustainable events made easier in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

A carbon offset program for business events and online hubs designed to make sustainable and accessible travel easy to access are among the new initiatives to be revealed by Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef at AIME 2023.

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Media Release
3 Feb 2023
Sustainable Travel Hub launches in Tropical North Queensland

Travellers can easily find interactive conservation projects, immersive cultural experiences and eco-certified operators with the launch of the Tropical North Queensland Sustainable Travel Hub today (February 3).

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Media Release
14 Nov 2022
Australia’s first offshore nursery gives birth

Corals grown in Australia’s first offshore coral nursery at Fitzroy Island off Cairns have spawned for the first time after being planted on the Great Barrier Reef four years ago.

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Media Release
7 Jul 2022
Who Needs Cannes When You Have Cairns

Cannes in Cairns has set the bar high for the new must-have at your next business event. The conference for the advertising industry was not about to let a COVID delay (or three) dampen their spirits, putting on a Pinterest-worthy display of luxe for the Welcome Party, complete with a 27m ferris wheel.

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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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