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May Business Luncheon | Unprecedented Development In Our City Sparks Growth

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May Business Luncheon | Unprecedented

Development In Our City Sparks Growth

26 May 2017

The Far North is about to witness its biggest development boom in more than 20 years, in fact many have touted it as unprecedented, given the level of investment by one individual company in particular.

Ghassan Aboud Group Australia has developed Crystalbrook Collection, an Australian hotel brand that is set to create three (3) new hotel developments in the Cairns CBD valued at $370 million with an ongoing annual economic impact to our region of $900 million annually, and 2,600 jobs across multiple industry sectors pre and post construction.

Local multi-disciplinary project management and construction firm, PRIME Group, has been involved with the Ghassan Aboud investment from the very beginning, working very closely with the man himself since last year when his Australian Managing Director identified the Far Northern region as a good place to invest and expand their business operations. PRIME has been engaged to handle all site identifications, acquisitions, feasibility studies, business modelling, design and construction and have been given a 3 year timeframe to bring the projects to fruition.

Work has already commenced on two of the hotel sites with local contracts being awarded for supply in progress. At our May Luncheon we will be given a first-hand look at all of the projects by the PRIME Executive Team and the Ghassan Aboud Group Australian Investment Strategy and what it means for Cairns and your business.

Projects to be discussed at the event include:

  • 137 Esplanade - Tradewinds Redevelopment – 311 room hotel and an additional 12 storey tower to be built on the adjoining site. 
  • 163 Abbott Street – includes 2 towers comprising of a 222 room hotel and a 110 room apartment complex 
  • 85 Esplanade (Bellview/Virginia House site) – a 300 room hotel & street food dining experience


'Buy 10 Luncheons, Pay for 9' Member Package

Cairns Chamber business luncheon tickets sell out fast. Don’t miss out on your ticket! When booking your next luncheon ticket buy 10 tickets for consecutive luncheons in advance and only pay for 9 – plus, receive reserved priority seating at the luncheons. Select the 'Buy 10 Luncheons Pay for 9 Member Ticket Package' from the drop down menu below. Please also view the Terms and Conditions.


Friday, 26 May 2017
11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Cairns Convention Centre


Buy 10 Luncheons Pay for 9 Member Ticket Package: $531.00
Student Price (Must show student ID at event): $40.00
Early Bird Member Ticket: $59.00
Early Bird Non Member Ticket: $79.00

Registrations close 25 May 2017

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