Welcome To The Cairns Convention Centre

Serious Business –  Stunning Location.

Situated on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by the oldest rainforest on earth, the Cairns Convention Centre is conveniently located 10 minutes from the airport with 7,000 hotel rooms within walking distance.

The Cairns Convention Centre has won many awards since opening in 1996 for building design and operational performance.

The major highlight for the Centre’s team was achieving the 2014 and 2004 AIPC APEX Award for “World’s Best Congress Centre” – which is a client rated survey and the highest international industry accolade.

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Extensive in-house services are available at the Cairns Convention Centre supported by the city’s world class business events infrastructure.

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Cairns – Australia’s gateway to Asia is a compact, walkable city situated on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Amazing experiences – creating lifetime memories for your delegates

Cairns has everything you need – cosmopolitan dining scene, vibrant art and cultural community, markets, shopping malls, nightclubs and live music venues, casino and 600 tour options every day.
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Honest Feedback from Our Clients

“They provided options / flexibility. We were able to be less formal / more casual and create a welcoming and friendly environment; this enabled us to be flexible with our program. The decking at CCC and a combination of inside and outside events made it less conventional.

We chose Cairns because it offers a unique and varied environment (where the rainforest meets the sea). We wanted to encourage families to attend and Cairns offers a huge array of attractions. Accommodation is varied and all within walking distance. Cairns is relatively easy for interstate and international visitors to access and the weather association with a northern Australian winter was a plus.”

Mr Rob Nairn, International Confederation of Principals 2013
“Working with the Cairns Convention Centre team is like working with an extension of the ICMS Australasia team. Their collaborative style and customisation ensures the deliverables exceed all expectations. Although working in regional locations requires an extra sense of co-dependency, working with the Cairns Convention Centre team goes way beyond that. There’s an implicit understanding of the value adds which makes the events we work on together so memorable.”
Ms Emma Bowyer, Association of School Business Administrators Biennial Conference
Fresh seasonal, exciting and scrumptious food options – probably the best gala dinner menu we have experienced!
We had many of our delegates comment on how fabulous the food was – which is a huge compliment as they generally only comment if they aren’t happy! Well done and congratulations to the F&B Team!
Ms Sandy Osborne, JTNN Operations Manager, Hellloworld Frontliners Conference
We were very happy with the level of attention given to our event and the service levels provided in the planning and delivery phases. Your onsite team deliver exceptionally customer service and should be commended.
Ms Paula Rowntree, Conference and Events Manager, RACP Congress - Future Directions
“We have had nothing but rave reviews from guests, partners and sponsors. A great deal of this credit belongs to the Venue and your extraordinary staff. From the wonderful head start we had with the room build through to the seemingly endless ‘can do’ attitude that prevailed across all staff.”
Ms Leanne Coddington, CEO, Tourism and Events Queensland, Australian Tourism Exchange
ASN Events has had the pleasure of working with the team at Cairns Convention Centre many times since the centre opened. Throughout that time they have consistently delivered excellent, responsive and personalised care for our conferences. Nothing has been too much trouble, whether it being from events that have booked out Cairns to smaller ones of only a couple of hundred delegates. We congratulate them on their 20th anniversary and look forward to many more meetings in the CCC.

Mr Mike Pickford, ASN Events
I have heard a whole lot of positive comments and in particular these positive comments are about your staff who we thought did a terrific job and were friendly and helpful throughout. So a big thank you to all of them for their professionalism and attitude it was greatly appreciated.
Professor Glenn Hurry, Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
“The CCC team were extremely helpful and supportive from initial enquiry through to onside at the event. Our organisation had experienced some staff challenges and changes amongst our team and the CCC were helpful, patient, understanding and supportive throughout the conference process.”
Ms Olivia Ryan, Royal College of Nursing Australia National Conference
“Selecting Cairns was the easiest decision we had to make because it is an international gateway for the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The staff at the Convention Centre established a fabulous working relationship with our Steering Committee and the assistance they provided was paramount to our successful bid to host the 55th International Women and Law Enforcement Conference in 2017. Their professionalism and innovation shone through with advice and the development of marketing tools. “The Centre itself is a wonderful venue and we are delighted to be able to invite law enforcement officers from around the world to share in this conference and what Cairns has to offer.”
Debbie Platz, Steering Committee 55th International Women and Law Enforcement Conference
“Cairns was a fantastic location, it has that great balance of scale. It is large enough to offer all the facilities you’d want, but it’s small and compact enough to just wander down the street where you’re sure to meet somebody from the conference. The thing that will stick most in my mind is the general warmth and atmosphere during the conference.”
Associate Professor Phillip Taylor, Co Convener ~ Behaviour2015
“Hosting the International Symposium on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture in Tropical North Queensland is a specific decision on the part of the organisers… Tropical North Queensland possesses the three drivers for horticulture success: quality products, proximity to target markets and welldeveloped supply chains. “Cairns’ proximity to South East Asia and the ability of the convention centre to host the nine symposia were also important considerations.”
Professor Rod Drew and Dr Robin Roberts Co-Conveners
“There is no hotel in Australia that can offer the facilities we need to run all our sessions at the same time, so using a convention centre was the only answer. We looked at doing it in Sydney and Melbourne, but you can’t go past the value for money and the World Heritage appeal of Cairns. It’s just a beautiful part of the world. I certainly also used the fact that the Convention Centre had been voted the World’s Best Conference Centre in 2014 as part of the promotion of our congress.”
Associate Professor Robert Smee, Convener ~ World Congress on Larynx Cancer
“Cairns was a standout host city, delivering world-class service in a world heritage environment with a friendly and engaged community. I commend you for seizing this opportunity to remind the world that Cairns is an ideal location for international events and a showcase for Australia’s favourite natural and cultural qualities. You have won over a thousand new advocates for Cairns and Far North Queensland.”
The Hon. Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia, Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting
“I want to thank you and your team for your recent contribution towards the Northern Queensland Economic Summit, held in Cairns on 4-6 November 2015. The willingness of your team to commit their time and expertise created a wonderful experience for delegates and was critical to the success of the Summit. In particular, the flexibility and attention to detail in every aspect of the planning for the Summit and delivery provided a welcoming and professional atmosphere which was appreciated by all attending delegates.”
The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland Minister for the Arts

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