13-15 May, 2025

This year, we unite Cannes in Cairns and the Cairns Crocodiles Awards to become Cairns Crocodiles, APAC’s leading advertising, creativity, marketing and media festival.

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Why Cairns Crocodiles?

The change to Cairns Crocodiles is more than just a rebadge. 


It is a reinvigoration of the festival with the landmark awards program and groundbreaking Hatchlings program.


It also marks a new era for the conference. The APAC region has sorely missed a noteworthy advertising, creativity, marketing and media event and Cairns Crocodiles is just that.

Cairns Crocodiles Awards

The Cairns Crocodiles Awards celebrate the best examples of creativity across marketing and advertising, with some 20 categories of awards covering everything from audio craft to data-driven creativity as well as highlighting the best media executions, out-of-home placements and strategy smarts.

The Awards are judged exclusively by high-level marketers. Last year’s round of judges included but not limited to:

  • Anneliese Douglass, director, marketing and communications, AUNZ, Nestle
  • Anny Havercroft, head of global business marketing South East Asia, TikTok
  • Leandro Perez, vice president, CMO APAC, Salesforce
  • Shawn Park, head of global brand group, executive vice president, CJ CheilJedang Headquarters
  • Stacy Malone, VP of global business marketing, Pinterest.
    The judges are advised by an esteemed Advisory Council.


Last year’s Council included but not limited to:

  • Andrew Tindall, global creative and media partnerships director, System1
  • Jeff Estok, managing partner, Navigare
  • Robert Brittain, Robert Brittain Consultancy

2024 Cairns Crocodiles Awards Winners

Learn more about Cairns Crocodiles Awards

2024 Keynote Speakers

Last year’s festival saw some of the biggest global names in marketing descend upon Tropical North Queensland for an incredible three days of content, awards and creative thinking. 


Speakers included:

  • Ex-Burger King, NotCo & Activision Blizzard global CMO Fernando Machado
  • CMO advisor & inclusive marketing strategist Lola Bakare
  • Multi-award-winning journalist and TV host Lisa Wilkinson
  • Ex-NBA star Luc Longley AM
  • Actor, writer, and producer Richard Roxburgh
  • Stacy Wright Malone, VP, Global Business Marketing Pinterest
  • Shawn Park Head of Global Brand Group, Executive Vice President CJ CheilJedang
  • Yosuke Suzuki President APAC Wieden + Kennedy
  • Karen Nelson-Field, Founder and CEO Amplified Intelligence
  • Susan Coghill Chief Marketing Officer at Tourism Australia
  • Mat Baxter CEO APAC Mutinex 
  • Nikhil Panjwani Regional ECD Ogilvy Asia Pacific
  • Adam Ross, Senior Director, Creative Strategy ASEAN & South Pacific region, Coca-Cola
  • Andrew Tindall Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships System1
  • Celia Garforth, Head of Strategy, Special 


And many, many more

Cairns Crocodiles 2025 Key Dates

NOW – Super Super Early Bird tickets on sale

4 Sep 2024 – Launch

4 Sep 2024 – Super Early Bird Tickets Start

1 Jan 2025 – Early Bird Tickets Start

31 Mar 2025 – General Admission

13 May 2025 – Conference starts

15 May 2025 – Conference closes & Cairns Crocodiles Awards winners revealed

Super Early Bird Tickets

$999+GST Limited tickets available