The Great Barrier Reef makes Cairns the perfect place to host your event, with this natural wonder providing so many exciting, relaxing and unforgettable experiences.

What makes Cairns great for conferences?

Whether your delegates prefer an international hotel in Cairns, a beachside resort, a retreat in the rainforest, or an escape to a tropical island Cairns and Great Barrier Reef has the conference and meeting venue to suit.

Explore some the conference venues we work with in Cairns.

Hilton Cairns

Boasting an absolute waterfront location, the Hilton Cairns Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the diverse wonders of this unique region. Hilton Cairns is situated 10 minutes from Cairns International Airport and walking distance to the Reef Fleet terminal, shopping and restaurant precincts.…

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is a 4.5 star resort centrally located on the Foreshore. The resort is set amidst gardens, with views of the mountains and the Coral Sea. The resort is 10 minutes from the Cairns International Airport and a short walk to the heart of the city. Onsite facilities include…

Pullman Cairns Reef Casino

Located alongside Trinity Inlet and a short walk from the popular Cairns Esplanade, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino complex boasts a boutique casino, a variety of dining experiences and bars, extensive conference and banqueting facilities, elite entertainment in Vertigo or the Casino Sports Arena and…

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Conference Tips - Planning

Conference Tips - Planning

So you've been asked to organise a conference. It might be your first time or maybe you’ve done it many times before but the reality is, you want it to be a success without creating too much stress. Conference planning involves: Goal setting Venue selection Budgeting Conference management Financial…

Conference Tips - Meeting Specifications or a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Conference Tips - Meeting Specifications or a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Documenting your conference specifications is important because it forces you to think about the resources your group needs to meet the conference objectives. In the long run, it will save you time as having your requirements down on paper will come in handy when you’re dealing directly with a venue…

Conference Tips - Assistance

Conference Tips - Assistance

If all this sounds like an overwhelming responsibility, that’s because it is. Tens, or sometimes hundreds, of thousands of dollars are spent on a conference. Making the event a success reflects well on the organiser but the opposite is also true. Conference planning is a step-by-step process: Goal…

The Conference Organiser's Guide

A complete guide for executive assistants and event organisers to successfully plan and run their next conference.

What it covers:

  • Understanding the purpose of the conference
  • Venue selection
  • Financial Planning
  • Conference management
  • Debrief and review

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