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Cairns to host 13 international conventions in 6 months


The Cairns Convention Centre will host 13 international conventions with over 8,000 delegates in the coming six months as the city gets ready to welcome the world.

In addition to international visitors the Centre will also welcome over 4,000 national conference delegates in what promises to be an exciting year for the region.


The Cairns Convention Centre will host 13 international conventions over the next 6 months.

Some upcoming events include: the 33rd Conference of the International Society for Animal Genetics; the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium; 75th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Dioxin 2012 and more.

Choosing Cairns as the host city for Dioxin 2012 was a simple one for the bidding team.

“We really wanted to show our global colleagues the great natural environment offered by Australia,” said Professor Jochen Mueller, conference chair. “And Cairns is the jewel in the crown of Australia’s world heritage environmental attractions.” 

“The convention centre in Cairns has world-class facilities, and is the right size to host our large group. The opportunities for great social events in Cairns and the surrounding region are endless – there’s no doubt the city will help participants have lasting memories of an amazing event,” said Mueller.

The future also bodes well for the region as the Convention Centre Team continues to win these important international events. Some recent bid wins include the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours Meeting in 2013,
the International Children’s Continence Society Meeting in 2014, the 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry 2015 and many more.

“The Centre’s long term international marketing focus along with the proven success of Cairns as a business events destination are the catalysts for hosting so many prestigious international events,” said Ross Steele, general manager, Cairns Convention Centre. “We look forward to welcoming the world to Cairns not only this year but well into the future.”