Aged & Community Services 2017 National Summit


Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) hosted their National Summit at the Cairns Convention Centre this week. It is the peak body supporting over 700 church, charitable and community-based not-for-profit organisations that provide accommodation and care services to more than 450,000 older Australians.

Cairns Convention Centre’s Digital Displays a Game Changer


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.”

Industry Future in Safe Hands


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.

LaserCon – Tradies with a Heart


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.