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Port Douglas Business Events and Corporate Conference Centres

 The below properties have conference facilities attached to the accommodation

Thala Beach Conference Centre

Tel: (07) 4098 5700

Website

- Deluxe eco accommodation on a private headland
- Meetings for up to 120 delegates
- Experience intimate board room meetings or a spacious
  open-sided meeting room overlooking the Coral Sea
- In house restaurant with a panoramic vistas
- Accommodation
- Weddings
- Restaurant
- Spa 

 

QT Resort Port Douglas

Tel: (07) 4099 8900

Website

- Large tropical lagoon pool with swimup bar
- In house restaurant
- Fully equipped gym, lap pool & 2 tennis courts
- FREE WIFI
- Bazaar Restaurant
- spaQ Day Spa
- Estilo Bar 
 

from $199/n

 

Silky Oaks Luxury Lodge

Tel: +61 7 4098 1666

Hotel Website

- Multi award winning
- Lush rainforest settings
- Healing Waters Spa
- In house Restaurant
- Private river access
- Free WIFI
more...

 

from $358/n

  

Other conference centres

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas Road

Tel: (07) 4099 5888

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Mitre Street

Port Douglas QLD 4877

Tel: (07) 4084 3500

Port Douglas Conference and Corporate Event Management 

by Newsport

 

Port Douglas is still a highly attractive destination for the meetings, incentives, conference and events market, according to a Sydney-based event company in town last week.

Alexandra Lyus, owner of On Q Event Management Pty Ltd, says Port Douglas was still high on the list of event companies and their clients due to its stunning scenery, good weather and local event partners, despite a downturn in numbers in recent years.

Sydney-based On Q Event Management Pty Ltd hosted 12 Canon employees who were part of the company’s Supersonic Sales incentive last week, staying at Pullman Sea Temple Resort, visiting Port Douglas attractions and dining at restaurants.

The group arrived on Thursday and were whisked off by three GBR Helicopters to the new helipad at Hartley’s Creek for lunch, took scenic flights over the Great Barrier Reef, before landing at Palmer Sea Reef golf course, checking into Pullman Sea Temple resort and dining at Flames of the Forest.

The group then took a reef fishing trip on the MV Norseman and experienced cane toad racing on Friday, while on Saturday they took a champagne trike and Harley tour to Rex Range before lunching at On the Inlet and dining at the iconic Nautilus Restaurant in the evening.

Ms Lyus said the incentive could be part of a new influx of companies choosing Port Douglas as their next destination, signalling a welcome return of the market to Port Douglas after the region felt the effects of the GFC, Queensland’s natural disasters and the emergence of other MICE destinations, such as Fiji and locations close to large Australian cities.

“Port Douglas is still high on the list for the MICE market, it’s a beautiful destination,” Mr Lyus said.  “The most challenging decision for large companies to make is whether they want to pay for the airfare for their staff, rather than staying in their home city, but partnering with airlines could change that.”

Ms Ayus said her company, along with LinkedIn online groups Sydney Referral Network (which has 1600 members) and the Hotels Worldwide Events & Meetings group, held strong possibilities for large MICE numbers to return to the region.

“The possibilities include showcasing events, high end executive retreat programmes, EA and PA conferencing and event education,” Ms Ayus said.

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