Cyclone stirs up convergence fest

Even tropical cyclone warnings couldn’t keep 329 resellers and suppliers away from Leading Edge Computers’ annual reseller conference in Cairns.

Delegates began arriving as flooding closed roads and businesses across far north Queensland. Some tourists turned tail and decided to fly home rather than sit out the storm warnings. But none of this stopped the intrepid LEC members flying in for the Convergence in Cairns conference.

Ironically, the town had been LEC’s second choice of location, after members vetoed first choice Borneo out of travel safety concerns.

But Cairns didn’t stay stormy for long, and the sun came out in time for a day of reef snorkelling and golf to finish off the conference.