Make your next meeting, convention or event unforgettable

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld will add a new dimension to the long list of facilities and services already on offer. The fully integrated and innovative hotel, convention venue, retail, and leisure complex in the heart of the city is set to unveil M23, a new event space and state-of-the-art corporate meeting retreat. The new concept aims to harmonise meeting essentials and services to deliver high-end products for hosting corporate and social meetings, conferences, receptions and retreats. With 505 luxurious rooms and suites, it encompasses nine executive floors, including one World Executive Club floor, and nine food and beverage outlets that also includes RedSky, a spectacular outdoor rooftop venue. These are matched by five-star-hotel facilities and unparallel service standards. Covering more than 1000 square metres, the space is divided into four natural day-lit boardrooms offering dramatic views of the city skyline, and with a class/boardroom capacity from 18 to 50. Equipped with the latest comprehensive audio-visual capability, each are equipped with built-in LCD projectors and screens, high-speed WiFi internet access, personalised stationery, coffee machine, and stocked with a selection of soft drinks, still and sparkling mineral water and tasty lozenges.

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128-seat Fairmont MGallery Auditorium open

Fairmont Resort was recently relaunched under Accor’s boutique MGallery label after an extensive refurbishment, with the latest development being the unveiling of a new 128-seat auditorium which was discovered and renovated during the works. With state-of-the-art AV, the tiered amphitheatre is perfect for a range of purposes including private movie screenings in a “gold class” setting, lectures, live shows and more. The new auditorium is fitted with state-of-the-art technology, and the cinema-style seating with folding desks makes it perfect for conferencing, corporate movie nights, lectures, workshops or even stage shows. More recently Fairmont has hosted the successful West End production ‘The Carnival’ a Circus Opera. In terms of its technical attributes and features, the new 128-seat auditorium has state-of-the-art lighting, vision and audio, featuring stage lighting and intelligent LED effect lighting is installed thoughout the space. The lighting is completely controllable to suit any mood; a Panasonic 10,600 ANSE lumen projector projects images onto a 5.6 metre wide screen, providing a high definition quality image; and audio is provided by a surround system. The combination of flexibility, comfort and start-of-the-art technology make the Fairmont Resort auditorium perfect for any event.

For enquiries contact the sales team on (02) 4785 0000, email, or visit

Most successful December on record

The Cairns Convention Centre has ended 2012 on a record high, with more bid wins for the month than in any December since opening. Some of the bid wins include: the Tertiary Education Management Conference 2014 (800 delegates); the 2013 Australasian IMBA Summit (250 delegates); and the Community Legal Centres 2013 National Conference 2013 (500 delegates). Following on the back of announcements that Cairns will host the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting in 2014 and Corroboree, Tourism Australia’s mega familiarisation program from the UK and Europe in 2013, the centre is looking back on a very successful year of forward bookings. Some international events confirmed during the year include: 3rd World Congress on Larynx Cancer 2015 (1000 delegates); Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Conference 2016 (600 delegates); and the International Ethological Conference 2015 (800 delegates). General manager of the Cairns Convention Centre, Ross Steele, said “Our December conference wins were a very pleasing way to finish another successful year for the centre. These wins will ensure the Cairns Convention Centre continues to provide ongoing economic, social and educational opportunities for our region, the state and our stakeholders, something of which we are very proud.”