Cairns Convention Centre boosts Business Development Team ahead of the Expansion

The Cairns Convention Centre welcomes Wayne Smith into the role of Business Development Director as the team strengthens ahead of the new expansion.

Smith returns to Cairns after spending the previous four years as Director of Client Services at Darwin Convention Centre, part of the ASM Global portfolio.  Prior to Darwin, Smith was the Sales Executive of Business Events for the Quicksilver Group in Cairns for 10 years and knows the region well.

Jenny Graham will take on a new role at the Centre as Bid Strategy Manager, focusing on the international portfolio and Cathy Taylor will lead the national business division.

Smith said he is excited to be leading the strong Business Development team and bringing more business to Cairns.

“Cairns has a strong reputation globally as a business events destination, and with the Cairns Convention Centre’s new expansion we have an opportunity to bring even more delegates to our region.”

“With the new developments in the city, there are a lot of new experiences for returning clients also. I am looking forward to building on our reputation as one of the world’s best convention centres and showcasing our incredible destination to even more delegates” continued Smith.

The Cairns Convention Centre team will be visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne in March to showcase the new Expansion. If you are interested in attending one of the briefing sessions register your interest by contacting [email protected].


For further information contact
Kate Hopper
Marketing Manager
Cairns Convention Centre
T: +61 7 4042 4200
E:  [email protected]

A Queensland Government initiative operated by ASM Global

About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.

In the Asia Pacific, ASM Global operates a network of venues that includes convention and exhibition centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Christchurch (opening 2020), Kuala Lumpur, Muscat and Shenzhen (opening in 2020); Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong (opening 2023) and interests in major stadia in Sydney (2), and Perth; as well as entertainment arenas and performance theatres in Brisbane (4), Cairns, Darwin, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney (4), Bangkok (Em Live Theatre and Bangkok Arena both opening in 2023), Dubai, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur.

ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world delivers locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit


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