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Convention Centre Credentials

We take our responsibility to the environment and quality standards seriously.

Environmental Credentials

Do we care for the environment?

Short Answer:

We support the care of our pristine environment

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Operational & Building Awards

Have we received any awards?

Short Answer:

We have been winning awards since 1996

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Industry Quality Credentials

What accreditations do we have?

Short Answer:

All the major ones!

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ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS – Taking energy saving seriously

The Cairns Convention Centre is Australia’s first environmentally designed major public building and has won many awards for its energy and resource conservation features including the first ever EIBTM environmental award in 1997.

The Centre, unlike previous public buildings at the time was formed from a combination of steel and laminated plantation timber, producing a more crafted architecture that responds to environmental issues.

We support many environmental initiatives including:

Learn more – AEG 1EARTH

Learn more – EarthCheck 

Learn more – Earth Hour

Some of our environmental features include:

Rain Water Storage

50%

Reduction

Cairns Convention Centre’s double layer pleated plate roof is designed to capture the seasonal tropical downpours, and channel rainwater directly into storage tanks.

Flow Restrictors

25%

Reduction

The Centre’s water usage is modified further by the installation of water flow restrictors on all outlets.

Solar Hot Water

30%

Reduction

Solar hot water heaters provide between 30% and 35% of the Centre’s hot water needs.

Shading Devices

5%

Reduction

Shading devices are installed along the eastern side of the structure, reducing the level of air conditioning needed to keep the building cool.

VENUE AWARDS – Let our reputation speak for itself

The Cairns Convention Centre has won many awards since opening in 1996 for building design and operational performance.

The major highlight for the Centre’s team was achieving the 2014 and 2004 AIPC APEX Award for “World’s Best Congress Centre” – which is a client rated survey and the highest international industry accolade.

Which type of award would you like to see:

Hall of Fame – Business Tourism
2015 Queensland Tourism Awards

Gold Winner – Business Tourism 2015
2015 Queensland Tourism Awards

Gold Winner – Business Tourism 2014
2014 Queensland Tourism Awards

Ranked Number 1 — ‘World’s Best Congress Centres 2014′
Association of International Congress Centres AIPC Apex Awards

Gold Winner – Business Tourism 2013
2013 Queensland Tourism Awards

‘World’s Top 3 Congress Centres 2008’
Association of International Congress Centres AIPC Awards

‘World’s Top 3 Congress Centres 2005′
Association of International Congress Centres AIPC Apex Awards

Ranked Number 1 — ‘World’s Best Congress Centres 2004′
Association of International Congress Centres AIPC Apex Awards

Ranked Number 4 — ‘World’s Best Congress Centres 2003′
Association of International Congress Centres AIPC Apex Awards

Ranked Number 4 — ‘World’s Best Congress Centres 2002′
Association of International Congress Centres (APIC) Apex Awards

‘Highly Commended’ voted by readers of CIM Magazine
The CIM (Convention & Incentive Marketing) Accolade Awards 2003

‘Highly Commended’ voted by readers of CIM Magazine
The CIM (Convention & Incentive Marketing) Accolade Awards 2002

‘One of the World’s Top 10 International Convention Centre’s’
Adams Business Media USA ‘Beyond Borders’ Survey – December 2000

Master Craftsman 1997 Catering Institute of Australia
Awarded to Perry Stevens – Executive Chef

Master Craftsman 1996 Catering Institute of Australia
Awarded to Mark Sergeant – Catering Manager

Architectural Steel Design Award 2000 for Cairns Convention Centre Stage 2
Australian Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Queensland
Awarded to Cox Rayner Architects

BHP Australian Steel Awards 2000
Architectural Design
Awards to Cox Rayner Architects

Building of the Year Award – 2000 Architecture Awards
Royal Australian Institute of Architects Far North Queensland
Awarded to Cox Rayner Architects

Most Environmentally Conscious Congress Centre 1997
The Convention & Incentive Marketing New Magazine
European Incentive & Business Travel Mart (EIBTM)

Metal Building Award of Excellence 1997
BHP Coated Steel Australia
Awarded to Ove Arup & Partners
Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA)

Engineering Excellence Award 1997 – Building and Civil Design
Institution of Engineers Australia Queensland Division
Awarded to Ove Arup & Partners

Outstanding Work in Tourism Architecture in Queensland
Royal Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter
1997 State Tourism Award
Awarded to Cox Rayner Architects

QUALITY CREDENTIALS – Assurance for every event

The Cairns Convention Centre is committed to maintaining and pursuing the highest possible quality standards programme.

The Centre is ISO 9001 Accredited via Lloyds of London as well as being awarded the International Association of Congress Centre’s (AIPC) Gold level Certification.

Gold Certification is the highest possible achievement in AIPC’s Quality Standards Programme that rigorously assesses ten key areas including customer service, quality of facilities and operations, employee relations, health, safety, security and emergency response, financial integrity, community relations, environmental responsibility, industry relations and supplier relations.

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