Smart Green Economy Student Hybrid Conference

Covid19, while creating havoc, has also resonated with many people. It’s time for change and become part of the UNESCO SDG commitment; to protect, nurture and restore the environment, to give to thy neighbour, live in harmony and to respect one another’s differences, to establish sustainability in our daily lives and be responsible, to reduce greed and close the gap. It’s also time to educate our youth on how they can make a difference and reset the earth’s future.

The inaugural Smart Green Economy hybrid student conference aims to create an interactive environment for inspirational education and thought provoking discussion on current relevant topics. The forum will empower our youth to have a voice and contribute to strategies and tangible outcomes towards stimulating growth sustainably.


The conference will be delivered in person and virtually to international VIPS. This is strictly only for high school students in Australia but university students will be invited to attend for components of the program.

The conference will include a mix of lectures / talks / presentations / panelists and workshops on topics including sustainability development goals, reef restoration, Marine Life Rehabilitation, smart green economies, ecotourism, land protection and the war on plastics. Furthermore, it will include workshops, case studies and a think tank. We aim to empower YOU to create tangible outcomes!


19th & 20th September 2022


Boasting two world heritage sites in region and home to many world-renowned environmental changemakers, Cairns, Queensland is well place to host this event. Also, home to the 2nd largest first nation population in Australia and possessing booming innovation and agricultural industries, the conference has a competitive advantage to offer a cross reference of current topics and issues. The Cairns Regional Council’s vision is to be recognized as the Capital of the Smart Green Economy and this global region has a large scope of strengths and competitive advantages to support this vision. For more information about region, Cairns & The Great Barrier Reef


Set amidst 11 acres of spectacular rainforest gardens, the family-friendly Cairns Colonial Club houses 345 modern accommodation rooms, three gorgeous lagoon-style swimming pools, a man-made beach, a purpose-built Conference & Functions Centre and will be the host of our inaugural conference. Students from intrastate and interstage, visiting region will have the pleasure of staying in house.

Virtual school groups will be managed by our digital team. Translators can be arranged separately in a case by case situation.


Finalise by the end of June 2022.


Australian and New Zealand Schools looking for an exciting alternative to travelling overseas are provided the ultimate destination rich with edu-tourism curriculum mapped tours.

Contact our domestic travel partner Student Horizons for packages and don’t forget to apply for your subsidy:

Registered Reef Tourism Operators

International schools can connect with our head office via info@banoragroup.com

REGISTER NOW! – open 9th of May – limited places

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More Information Coming Soon!

Cairns Regional Council

Cairns Regional Council with support of the local state and federal members are committed to a regional place based economic transformation. The Smart Green Capital will leverage off global growth in the ‘Green Economy’ and the Cairns and Far North Queensland (FNQ) region’s existing competitive advantages to position the region as the Capital of the Smart Green Economy in Australia. Pursuing this objective will support economic growth, innovation, diversification and resilience, and also deliver a range of environmental and social benefits for the region, Queensland and Australia as a whole.

“One person can make a difference”

– John F Kennedy