16-18 May 2022 | Cairns
Make the most of your Cannes in Cairns experience

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Eat. Drink. Connect.

All networking events have limited spaces and require registration.

Sunday 15 May

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6.00 - 9.00pm

Cocktails, canapes and Cairns… oh my!

AKQA will be welcoming lucky guests with a cocktail and canape spectacular at Rocco Rooftop Bar. And with 270-degree, panoramic views capturing the stunning coastline of Cairns, this is one lavish way to whet the appetite for our fully-vaxxed, adland extravaganza.
Hosts of the evening will be Managing partner Brian Vella, as well as AKQA’s Australian founder, David Trewan. So, don’t miss the perfect opportunity to swim in the leading schools of marketing, innovation and business!

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Monday 16 May

Day 1 .

4.00 - 5.30pm

The Happy Hour of Power

Nine is keeping true to their mission of connecting the world’s professionals by treating all attendees to a happy hour at the heritage-listed Hemingway’s Brewery on Cairns Wharf.

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All attendees welcome!

5.30pm - late

Our sweet escape just got sweeter

Taking place at a local cane farm, guests will be wined, dined and delighted by this quintessentially Australian bush bash.
There’ll be live music and entertainment, drinks pouring, and conversation flowing in this festive night of fun and frivolity that could only happen in Queensland, and only at Cannes in Cairns.

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All attendees welcome!

Tuesday 17 May

Day 2 .

11.30 - 1.15pm

What’s next? A lavish lunch!

Microsoft will be indulging selected attendees with a luxurious lunch at the waterfront venue, Salt House. With panoramic views of Marina Point, this iconic venue is one of the chicest ways to experience Cairns.
Guests will enjoy a menu that champions the local producers of Cairns, all centred around Salt House’s custom-built, Argentinian wood-fired grill.

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4.30 - 6.30pm

Three Cheers for LinkedIn!

LinkedIn’s the one on day two to keep the good times flowing for all attendees with their happy hour at Hemingway’s Brewery.

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All attendees welcome!

6.00 - 9.00pm

To the Pub(Matic)!

Because they really know how to deliver, PubMatic will be treating some lucky attendees to a special VIP dinner at the heritage-listed Hemingway’s Brewery on Cairns Wharf!

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6.30 - 9.30pm

A night with Magnite

Magnite will be hosting a dinner at Rocco – Cairns’ highest rooftop bar and restaurant!
Attendees will delight in a feast that’s as much for the eyes, with Rocco’s contemporary take on Mediterranean cuisine, and unparalleled panoramic views of the captivating coastline of North Queensland.

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Wednesday 18 May

Day 3 .

9am - 4.30pm

The decked-out, all-inclusive finale event.

What better way to celebrate two days of incredible, best-of-the-best industry speakers than floating amidst the clear waters, brilliant corals, and rich sea life of tropical North Queensland!
Glass-bottom and semi-sub boat tours, snorkelling with expert instructors, an underwater observatory – this is just some of the sun-lover fun you can expect. Plus a DJ and catered lunch, of course.

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Limited spaces available

9am - 4.00pm

Get ‘On Track’ for a day out!

This is the perfect chance to shake off that hangover, stretch those legs, and experience the spectacular sites of tropical North Queensland from all angles in this tram-endous day trip!
Starting with a historical railway ride, enjoy breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns, all the way to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda. Explore the picturesque mountain village of Kuranda, and discover the Dreamtime with a Pamagirri Dance Performance in the rainforest amphitheatre.
And for an unforgettable finale, take to the sky in a downright stunning journey over and through World Heritage protected rainforest via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
Limited spaces available – secure your ticket here

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Ticket Options .

Purchase your tickets today - limited capacity.

Early Bird

$ 499
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available until 10th April 2020

Full price

$ 599
  • Includes access to all sessions
  • Meals and drinks included
  • Network with attendees and speakers
  • Available from 11th April 2020

Sole trader?

$ Offer
  • Please contact us as we will offer you a discounted ticket price.

Bring the team

$ 50 off
  • Buy 5 or more tickets and receive $50 off each ticket
  • Reward future leaders within your business
  • Discount is automatically applied

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