Bringing it to the Streets


Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) is bringing its annual conference to Cairns to debate issues of importance to local communities, 14-16 October. This is the LGAQ’s signature event - bringing together over 600 delegates from Federal, State and local government.. Additionally, a large contingent of industry suppliers comprise a large trade exhibition to show-off their latest offerings to the sector's leaders from across the state.

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Stress Less Day Lunch


We could all use a little less stress in our lives, and what better way to stress less than to enjoy a fabulous lunch and hear from the inspirational Kurt Fearnley! The event will be hosted by Harley Breen, star of the smash hit TV show Taboo. Aimed to improve an open up conversations about mental health, the Stress Less Day Lunch gives locals the opportunity to mingle, relax and have a laugh. Wednesday 9 October, tickets are selling fast!

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Cairns Business Women’s Club Lunch


This October the CBWC is gathering members and friends from years gone by to join them at the Cairns Business Women’s Club FAMILY REUNION! If you were a member in past years, but work or life commitments mean you haven’t been able to connect with the Club recently, this is the perfect opportunity to reunite with old friends and make new ones. This highly entertaining lunch is on Tuesday 8 October, 11:30am – 2:00pm, book your ticket now.

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TARGA Great Barrier Reef


The Cairns Convention Centre is again proud to be a part of TARGA Great Barrier Reef. This weekend will see the sold out field of competitors take to the scenic roads and forbidding mountains of Tropical North Queensland. The competition vehicles will include everything from pre-war classics to the latest exotic supercars.

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SSAA Cairns 2019


The Self Storage Association of Australia (SSAA) have been in Cairns this week for their 2019 Convention. During the three days of the meeting at the Convention Centre experts in the industry revealed innovative marketing methods, new software and technology systems available to help with the smooth running of business and advice on best practice.

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Let’s Go Taipans


It’s nearly Taipans time! The first game of the new season will be at the Convention Centre on Friday 4th October when the CQUniversity Cairns Taipans go up against the Sydney Kings.  Ensure you see every exciting home game by securing your season tickets now – let’s keep that home court advantage alive. Be there to cheer on our team for their first win of the season.  Tip off is at 7.30pm.

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Sharing Stories


The Queensland Police Service were proud hosts of the 3rd Australasian Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference with the theme, sharing stories, protecting family, tracking our future which was recently held at the Cairns Convention Centre. Queensland’s 2019 event offered anti-domestic violence learning and networking opportunities for police, health and wellbeing professionals, Elders, leaders and members, living and working within Indigenous communities.

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Dress Up -Show Up and Have the Time of Your Life – 3rd August 5.30pm – Cairns Convention Centre


Come and support our wonderful Emergency Services at the QBANK FNQ Emergency Services Ball and enjoy a gala black tie evening with Julie McDonald, Olympic Medallist and live entertainment from Soul 2 You. Get set for the Balloon Pop, Coin Toss and some great auction items going under the hammer during this fun night out. Money raised will go towards Street Level Youth Care. Ticket price includes welcome cocktail and canapes on arrival, 3 course dinner with basic beer, wine and soft drinks.. plus lots of fun.

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Puppy Lounge a Hit for Brain Behavior Specialists


The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) 28th Annual Meeting welcomed more than 300 delegates to Cairns for five days of meetings, poster exchange and networking. Stress breaks proved particularly popular with massages and a puppy lounge for delegates to enjoy cuddles with furry friends. Funds raised at the puppy lounge will support the Young Animal Protection Society.

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IJET Celebrates 30th Conference in Cairns


International Japanese-English Translation (IJET) hosted their 30th Conference at the Cairns Convention Centre from June 28-30. Topics as diverse as academic publication, interpreters for Aboriginal Australians, the arithmetic of translation, legal translation and monetary policy were part of the extensive program. There were also some light-hearted, hands-on workshops, one of which demonstrated the pitfalls and dilemmas of video game translation and ways it draws or differs from other genres of entertainment and technical translation.

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