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Happy Graduates


Hundreds of James Cook University students and their families celebrated the end of university life at the Cairns Convention Centre recently.  Students receiving their degrees were from the College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, College of Health Care Sciences and the College of Medicine and Dentistry.The Centre’s team is delighted to share in this exciting and memorable occasion and we wish all graduates the very best with their future careers.

Happy Graduates2018-12-18T09:14:13+00:00

Cairns Biggest Sign on Day


Cairns Biggest Sign on Day is back at the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday February 16th  after its outstanding success in 2018.  This is a free event for young people and their families to connect with Sporting and Active Recreation Associations and their Clubs.  For further information: www.bigsignonday.com

Cairns Biggest Sign on Day2018-12-18T09:13:17+00:00

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Taipans


Get your tickets for all the family fun of New Year’s Eve basketball as the Taipans take on the Perth Wildcats.  Tip-off is at 6.30pm with the game finishing in time for the family to enjoy the 9.00pm fireworks on the Esplanade.  Come and celebrate with the Taipans….

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Taipans2018-12-18T09:12:39+00:00

Rising Culinary Star Takes Reins at Cairns Convention Centre


The Cairns Convention Centre is delighted to announce that Benjamin Boudaud has commenced as Executive Chef.  Benjamin has an extensive background in Australia and Europe working in various hospitality models including fine dining restaurants and vineyards.    He commenced in the hospitality industry in the south of France at just 14 years old, building his education and career before working at the Michelin starred Le Senechal de Michel Truchon in Sauveterre de Rouergue.

Rising Culinary Star Takes Reins at Cairns Convention Centre2018-11-08T09:57:24+00:00

Schools Out for 2018


November is one of the Convention Centre’s favourite times of the year as we welcome many of our local high schools for their Formals and Presentation Nights. We are proud to be hosting Smithfield State High School, Trinity Anglican School, St Andrew’s College, St Mary’s Catholic College and Trinity Bay State High School and wish all students the very best wishes for their future studies and careers.

Schools Out for 20182018-11-08T09:56:56+00:00

Travel Agents to Descend on Cairns


Australia’s leading network for independent travel agents, Travellers Choice, will host their 2018 Annual Shareholders’ Conference at the Cairns Convention Centre 30th November – 2nd December. The Conference will bring 250 delegates to the region and provide a wonderful opportunity to showcase our stunning destination to travel agents located throughout Australia.

Travel Agents to Descend on Cairns2018-11-08T09:56:24+00:00

It’s Taipans Vs the Wildcats…. Let’s go Taipans


Get your tickets to see the clash of the snakes and cats when the Cairns Taipans play the Perth Wildcats at the Convention Centre on Saturday 17th November 2018. Be there to cheer the Taipans on and help them get those last few winning baskets. Tip of is at 6.30pm.

It’s Taipans Vs the Wildcats…. Let’s go Taipans2018-11-08T09:54:47+00:00

Talking Teeth by the Reef


The Cairns Convention Centre recently hosted 300 delegates at the National Symposium of the Dental Hygienists Association. Delegates were inspired by presentations from well-respected, national and international speakers, discovered the latest innovations at the trade exhibition and caught up on new research projects in an array of poster presentations.  Plenty of social networking was also enjoyed at the welcome drinks and gala dinner.

Talking Teeth by the Reef2018-11-08T09:54:12+00:00