Conferences, Meetings, Incentives…Naturally

Rosie DouglasWhen asked what are the unique selling points of the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region, the answer is easy – it’s our natural assets. Our region is the only place on the planet where two world heritage listed areas have coexisted side by side for thousands of years – the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and the enchanting Wet Tropics Rainforest.
These assets are natural delegate boosters for any event. Whether it be a large international association conference or a “money can’t buy incentive program” our region delivers in many ways.
Offsite events, a critical component to any conference or incentive program, are a planners’ dream with a myriad of unique locations to choose from. Exclusive dinners under a rainforest canopy, on a secluded beach or sand cay, in a World War 2 fuel tank, or in a millionaire’s mansion are only some of the locations on offer. Add to that local entertainment, such as cane toad racing, combined with internationally renowned chefs serving the finest seafood, and you can be assured delegates will leave with memories of a lifetime.
Team-building takes on a whole new meaning in the region. White water rafting down a river in the middle of the rainforest will test everyone’s ability to work together. Cooking a meal for your colleagues using local produce from the market, becomes a matter of survival. Planting a tree or assisting in the rehabilitation of a turtle ensures the sustainability of our environment.
World-class infrastructure supports these natural activities. The award winning Cairns Convention Centre hosts thousands of delegates each year. Local professional support services ensure your events are run cost effectively. International hotels, boutique resorts and self-contained apartments extend tropical hospitality to all visitors.
Our natural environment, combined with the world-class infrastructure, ensures all events are unique, memorable and delivered in a professional manner, that leaves guests with wanting more! That’s why our region is “the natural place to meet”.

Rosie Douglas
Rosie Douglas

Director of Business Events
Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef