Association conferences will enjoy a lot more space, flexibility and sustainability as of next month at the Cairns Convention Centre.
The expansion project includes a rooftop banquet area, three state-of-the-art meeting rooms and an exhibition and plenary lecture space, providing a total of 10,500 square meters of new floor space. This significant expansion enables the Centre to accommodate multiple or larger events, with conferences and exhibitions for up to 2,500 guests possible across the entire venue.
Janet Hamilton, general manager at Cairns Convention Centre, says: “With face-to-face events more popular than ever, we have proactively equipped the venue with cutting-edge audio-visual equipment. This technology meets the needs of not just the many live events we host but also their hybrid and digital requirements. This ensures that every delegate, whether here in person or on the other side of the world, has an incredible event experience.”
The Centre’s commitment to sustainability continues with this expansion. “Smart building management systems monitor and control power usage daily. All the lighting is high-efficiency LED with automated dimming control and motion sensors, we have solar-boosted hot water generation and energy efficient fans and equipment. We are installing electric vehicle charging stations and priority is given to Energy Star ratings when buying new appliances,” concludes Janet Hamilton.