Cairns Convention Centre. The eyes of the economic world were focused on the Cairns Convention Centre last week as host of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting. Topics included fiscal and monetary policy, investment and infrastructure, financial regulation, tax and reforming global institutions.
In an open letter to the Cairns community Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia and Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, said, “Cairns was a standout host city, delivering world-class service in a world heritage environment with a friendly and engaged community. You have won over a thousand new advocates for Cairns and Far North Queensland.”
The Cairns Convention Centre coordinated the delivery of audio visual and IT services in conjunction with the G20 Task Force and also housed the 300 strong global media delegation in purpose built offices. Everything was seamlessly delivered via direct input through the Convention Centre’s highly specialised IT backbone.
Hosting the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting has capped off a year of outstanding success for the Cairns Convention Centre after receiving the AIPC APEX award for World’s Best Congress Centre and hosting what has been billed as the “best Australian Tourism Exchange in its 35 year history”.