The Cairns Convention Centre has completed the installation of two state of the art, high resolution outdoor displays and two large indoor digital signs. The indoor digital sign is located within Hall 2, home court for the Cairns Taipans and replaces the old scoreboards with state of the art LED technology. This area is often used for exhibitions during a conference and will provide clients opportunities to generate income by displaying sponsor messaging. The high resolution outdoor signage located at the entrance to the Cairns Convention Centre measures 6m x 1m and warmly welcomes inhouse guests. It can feature client logos or conference themes and allows for multiple transitioning messages. During basketball season the Centre will be able create Taipans themes and messages setting the mood for fans as soon as they arrive. The 6.3m x 3.5m cutting edge outdoor display at the city end of the Centre also welcomes visitors and features details of forthcoming events, it can transition up to 50 bulletins. Ross Steele, General Manager, Cairns Convention Centre, said, “The Centre’s new digital displays will deliver a more immersive game night experience for Taipans fans and are another example of our friendly tropical hospitality, providing a warm welcome to all who enter our building.”
A group of 20 students from Cairns State High School recently took part in a half day workshop and site inspection of the Convention Centre conduct by Vania Bau, our Director of Client Services. The students were provided with background on the conference and events industry, the various positions and responsibilities required to successfully manage events, how the Centre secures and manages business and a behind the scenes site inspection of the building. We look forward to seeing these students progressive involvement with the meetings industry.
Cairns Convention Centre looks forward to welcoming 500 plumbers and electricians to town for the annual LaserCon Conference commencing on 14th June. Part of the LaserCon 2017 Agenda includes the LaserCon Taskforce Day where attendees will use their skills to fix the Centennial Lodge, run by the Salvation Army. The Lodge provides care and assistance to some of Cairns most vulnerable and is in urgent need of upgrades to some of their plumbing and electrical systems in the 35 residence rooms and common areas. Additionally fifteen bike riders will ride from Melbourne to Cairns to raise money for Beyond Blue, the bikes will parked in the foyer of the Centre and delegates encouraged to further donate to this great cause. The LaserCon 2017 program is also full of strong conference sessions and wonderful networking events at Salthouse, the Pullman Cairns International Hotel, a surprise offsite dinner venue and gala awards night at the Convention Centre.
The Coast & Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss multidisciplinary issues related to coasts and ports. The Conference theme “Working with Nature” reflects the increasing recognition of the need to design and operate projects from a perspective that places the natural environment at the forefront of the project, to benefit the community and nature. The programme will feature three field trips visiting local examples of coastal, port and estuarine engineering issues. The destinations are Cairns Port and Trinity Inlet, Northern Beaches and Green Island. The Conference will be held at the Convention Centre and is expecting to attract more than 400 delegates.
The Wiggles are coming to perform for you at the Cairns Convention Centre on 24th June as part of their Wiggle Around Australia tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Simon, Anthony and Lachy "Do the Propeller" or “Dial E for Emma” say g'day to Lachy's friend Ponso the Pony or play "Simon Says" as well as doing the "Hot Potato” or “Rock a Bye Your Bear”. The Fab Four of fun will of course be joined by Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus! The 10.00am show is sold out, but there are still a few tickets available for the 12.30pm show.
Eight seconds of glory or a lifetime of pain starts at 7.15pm on 8th July at the Cairns Convention Centre. Welcome to the roller coaster world of the adrenalin cowboy as they take on the Nation's most extreme bucking bulls in a 3 hour action packed event that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Experience a once in a lifetime event as the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) prepare to deliver one huge night of the toughest sport on dirt. Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, concert sound system and mega screen replays, this is not a rodeo - this is the one and only PBR.
Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom, anarchy and sheer joy of performing live with a rotating cast of legends and up and coming young stars...join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra as they light up the Cairns Convention Centre with RockWiz Live on 6th July. Enjoy your favourite segments...Who Can It Be Now, Million Dollar Riff, The Furious Five, Contestant Karaoke. Be amazed at the rock knowledge on display, the dazzling duets, the special guests. Don't miss a night of hilarious entertainment that is RocKwiz Live! The Convention Centre will open at 6.00pm, show commences 8.00pm.
See Julia Morris live at the Convention Centre on 3rd June for a delicious and raucous romp through the last 2 years, complete with a dissension into general madness and finding her way back. As a woman in her extreme 30’s, Julia will deliver her signature full tilt, high octane stand up storytelling, leading directly to what Julia calls ‘hurty tummy laughter’. It’s trying to make sense of day to day life while attempting to actually Lift and Separate.
The Cairns Convention Centre team were thrilled to receive some photos of children from Cape York schools who received satchels as part of our programme. Where delegates attending conferences are given the option of leaving their conference bag with us to be sent where they are most needed.
The Cairns Convention Centre’s sales team will hit the road next week with Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef to attend the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME). The team will have face to face meetings with top level Australian, Asia-Pacific and international decision makers looking for their next convention destination.