See one of Australia’s most loved and respected artists, Paul Kelly, live at the Cairns Convention Centre on 7th November 2017. Kelly is touring Australia and New Zealand in celebration of the release of his ARIA #1 debut and 23rd studio album, 'Life Is Fine'.
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.
Gordonvale State High School Arts & Hospitality students recently attended a site inspection of the Cairns Convention Centre back of house areas to learn more about the operations and procedures within a large venue, including the Centre’s extensive kitchen areas.
The Cairns Convention Centre were recently proud hosts of the International Conference on Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC). The conference, began in New York in 1958 and has only been held in Australia twice in its near 60 year history. It is one of the two main Atomic Physics world conferences.
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.