The Cairns Convention Centre has started hosting events again and the Centre’s multi-million-dollar expansion is well underway.
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The Cairns Convention Centre has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment. The Centre closed last April to begin the $176 million refurbishment and expansion. The refurbishment is now complete and the Centre has been fitted with state-of-the-art technology and a refurbished contemporary designed interior. Delegates are being treated to the latest audio-visual equipment and a fresh new menu featuring tropical local produce.
The Australian Banana Growers Congress (May 12-14) was the first event in the renewed Centre. Moving forward the Centre is set to host more national conferences, concerts and other public events including the Cairns International Art Fair in August.
As the Cairns Convention Centre starts hosting events again the Centre’s multi-million-dollar expansion is well underway. The expansion has been designed to bring more of the region’s beautiful tropical environment inside and the inspiration for the Centre’s new façade will feature tropical plants from the region.
The Cairns Convention Centre expansion will include a new 410-seat plenary on a flat floor that can be split into two equal rooms. Next to the new plenary is an exhibition space for up to 30 booths. Also on this level are three new meeting rooms that can each hold more than 110 people theatre style. The flexible design of the rooms allows them to combined or made into various configurations.
With beautiful views, the Trinity Room is ideal for gala dinners and large cocktail functions. The room is able to host up to 470 people. There is also a large pre-function space outside the doors. The Trinity Terrace has stunning views over the Trinity Inlet. The tropical outdoor area is ideal for cocktail functions, lunches or unique events wanting to enjoy Cairns’ beautiful tropical weather.
The entire Centre will hold 2,500 delegates comfortably while the refurbished arena takes up to 5,000.