ABOUT CAIRNS CONVENTION CENTRE – Essential information
The Cairns Convention Centre has been delivering successful events for more than 20 years and is committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service for our clients.
The Centre has ISO9001 2015 accreditation for quality managements systems from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Ltd, we have achieved AIPC Quality Standards Gold Certification for key performance areas of operation and have EarthCheck Bronze accreditation for environmental standards.
The Cairns Convention Centre’s team, world renowned for their tropical hospitality, is committed to excellence, with Industry leading technology, on-site experts who customise and manage event requirements and culinary experiences featuring the freshest local produce.
The Centre is at the heart of a compact city that is Australia’s gateway to Asia. It is the only place where two World Heritage areas collide, the Great Barrier Reef and the oldest living rainforest on earth. Serious Business – Stunning Location
The Cairns Convention Centre is proudly managed by AEG Ogden on behalf of the Queensland Government.
The Cairns Convention Centre’s experienced team are on hand to assist with all your event enquiries. If you would like further information, please contact one of our specialists.
Our Management Team
Ross SteeleGeneral Manager
Jenny GrahamDirector of Sales
Vania BauDirector of Client Services
Russell EustaceDirector of Business Services
Jamie RichardsonDirector of Building Services
Our Sales Team
Cathy TaylorNational Business Development Manager
Rowean WilsonBusiness Development Manager
Greg BowaterBusiness Development Manager
Our Client Services Team
Perry StevensFood and Beverage Manager
Mark KelsoProduction Manager
Jillian CauserEvent Manager
Kate MontgomerySenior Event Coordinator
INDUSTRY LINKS – Useful links to other services
The Cairns Convention Centre is an active member of the events industry and engages with a range of national and international industry bodies.
Association Internationale De Palais De Congress (AIPC)
The International Association of Convention Centres is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre manager’s worldwide. AIPC is committed to encouraging and recognising excellence in convention centre management, while at the same time providing the tools to achieve high standards through its research, educational and networking programs.
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is the global community for the meetings industry, enabling its members to generate and maintain significant competitive advantage. ICCA’s network of over 850 suppliers to the international meetings industry spans the globe, with members in over 85 countries.
Meetings Events Australia (MEA) is a national, independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. It also promotes the value and effectiveness of meetings as an important high-yield sector of business travel and tourism.
Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA)
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is the peak association for the exhibition and event industry in Australia and New Zealand, representing all aspects of the exhibition and event industry.
Events Queensland attracts, supports, grows and promotes successful events in Queensland. Through strategic investment in an exciting and eclectic portfolio of events, the organisation is helping to drive the State’s economic development.
Tourism Australia is a statutory authority of the Australian Government responsible for promoting Australia internationally as a destination for business and leisure visitors.
As a specialist team within Tourism Australia, Business Events Australia, delivers partnership marketing and trade programs exclusively in the international business events market, targeting corporate meetings, incentives, exhibitions and association events for Australia.