The Cairns Convention Centre ended 2012 on a record high with more bid wins for the month than in any December since opening.
Bid wins including the Tertiary Education Management Conference 2014 (800 delegates), 2013 Australasian International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Summit (250 delegates), Community Legal Centres 2013 National Conference (500 delegates), and Parks & Leisure National Conference 2014 (600 delegates) resulted in the record month.
Following on the back of announcements that Cairns will host the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in 2014 and Corroboree, Tourism Australia’s mega familiarisation program from the UK and Europe in 2013, the centre is celebrating a very successful year of forward bookings.
Other international events confirmed during the year include:
• 3rd World Congress on Larynx Cancer 2015 (1000 delegates)
• Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Conference 2016 (600 delegates)
• 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.”