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Cairns Centre Project Promotion Begins

With a location near two World Heritage sites, Australia’s Cairns Convention Centre is starting to market its AU$176 million brand expansion and refurbishment. The first stage of the work, completing in February, will see a refurbishment of the existing Centre. Then expansion will create all-new spaces. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Cairns CC AU$176m Upgrade Welcomed

Venue operator AEG Ogden has welcomed the formal Queensland Government announcement of the Cairns Convention Centre’s AU$176 million upgrade. The plans will see existing facilities refurbished, plus an expansion built creating a further 3,000 square metres of meeting, banquet and exhibition space. Work is due to start in June 2020. From Meetings International…

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Conventions Bring AU$80m to Cairns

Convention delegates in Cairns added around AUS$80m to the Australian city’s economy last year, according to a new study. Research into delegate spending and travel habits, commissioned by the Cairns Convention Centre, underlines the financial value of meetings. Events at the venue generated 133,784 room nights. From Association Meetings International…

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Cairns Wins Congress on Plant Biology

Scientists will discuss how to feed a growing population in the face of climate change when 1,200 plant molecular biologists meet up in Australia in three years’ time. Cairns Convention Centre will host the 2021 International Society for Plant Molecular Biology Congress after a successful bid led by sixty Australian plant scientists. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Cairns and Great Barrier Reef Doubles Impact

The economic impact of meetings confirmed by the Business Events Cairns and Great Barrier Reef team for the 2017-18 financial year has more than doubled to AU$111 million. Tourism Tropical North Queensland says securing the massive Amway China Leadership Seminar incentive helped boost the value of these wins. Photo: Leonard Low. From CIM News Magazine…

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Queensland Funds Cairns Convention Centre Expansion

The AU$176 million expansion of the Cairns Convention Centre has been given the go-ahead following the Queensland Budget. The funds will be delivered over two years, and will see the addition of a 3000 square metre exhibition hall and supporting plenary space. Concept designs were unveiled last year by the building’s original architects. From CIM News Magazine…

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Cairns Wins 8,000 Delegate Chinese Incentive

In 2019 8,000 delegates from Amway China will visit Cairns, Australia, for a five day incentive and leadership seminar. 1,000 will travel at a time. Tourism Tropical North Queensland says natural attractions like the Great Barrier Reef – plus Cairns offering a personalised experience – were behind the significant winning bid. Photo: Leonard Low. From…

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AU$176m for Cairns Convention Centre Expansion

The Cairns Convention Centre – which has twice been named “World’s Best Congress Centre” at the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) APEX Awards – is to receive AU$176m to fund an expansion that will make it a “state-of-the-art international venue”, according to Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt. He called the government money a “catalytic investment”. From CIM News Magazine…

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G20 Finance Summit in Cairns – Following in Their Footsteps

Did any of the G20 financial ministers and central bank directors know they were sitting on an old gold-miners’ staging post when they met in the seaside city of Cairns? By Rob Spalding at Associated Meetings International… G20 Finance Summit in Cairns – Following in Their Footsteps

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