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Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi

Vice President of Operations, Farah Experiences

Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi has served as the Vice President of Operations at Abu Dhabi-based Farah Experiences since 2017, overseeing the operations across all of Yas Island’s theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

First five Minor Venue Program projects approved for Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

A Federation Funding Agreement (FFA) has been signed between the Australian and Queensland Governments for the first five approved Minor Venues Program (MVP) projects for the Brisbane 2032…

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Jul 11, 2024 Aquatics / Events / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Art Gallery of NSW and Singapore Airlines partner to deliver global exchange of cultural experiences

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has partnered with Singapore Airlines to support its broad and pertinent program of international art exhibitions and deliver a global exchange of cultural…

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Jul 11, 2024 Arts / Culture / Tourism /

 
 

ICC Sydney marks NAIDOC week with participation in KARI inaugural Corporate Cultural Games Day

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global, has celebrated NAIDOC Week (7th to 14th July) by participating in and being named the winner of KARI…

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Jul 11, 2024 Arts / Culture / Events / Venues /

 
 

IFA and NASM announce global fitness education partnership

The International Fitness Academy (IFA) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) have launched a new partnership aimed at transforming global fitness education. Set to be presented…

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Jul 11, 2024 Education / Fitness / Wellness /

 
 

New accessibility and inclusion plan launched for Melbourne and Geelong Convention Centres

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET) has launched new accessibility and inclusion plan for the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and the soon-to-open Nyaal…

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Jul 11, 2024 Access / Events / Hospitality / Venues /

 
 

Recreation Aotearoa spotlight their Parks Planning Masterclass

Recreation Aotearoa has spotlighted the Parks Planning Masterclass they have developed with Xyst. The full day class is designed for both new and experienced parks planners, park managers,…

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Jul 11, 2024 Events / Parks / Play / Recreation /

 
 

Newcastle businesses invited to participate in free program to enhance inclusive tourism

The City of Newcastle acknowledges that improving the accessibility of the city and region is an ongoing priority and looks to enhance their inclusive tourism offerings. City of Newcastle is…

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Jul 11, 2024 Access / Tourism /

 
 
 
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Dr Ken Marriott

Dr Ken Marriott trained as a geographer with special studies in urban land uses, agriculture and climatology.

Having, in 1979, completed a PhD in geography at Monash University, with his research focused on the effectiveness of then-current leisure and recreation planning strategies he went on to be Managing Director of the leisure planning consultancy HM Leisure Planning Pty Ltd from 1984 until his retirement in 2016.

His book, Community Leisure and Recreation Planning, co-authored with John Tower and Katie McDonald from Victoria University in Melbourne, was published by Routledge early in 2021. 

He wrote on the need for leisure and recreation planners and providers to drive effective action on climate change in Australasian Leisure Management issue 146.

He can be contacted on email at ken.marriott@hmleisureplanning.com 

2nd September 2021 - LEISURE AND RECREATION PLANNERS NEED TO TAKE MORE DECISIVE ACTION ON CLIMATE AND WEATHER CHANGE

19th December 2020 - NEW COMMUNITY LEISURE AND RECREATION PLANNING TEXT A PRODUCT OF AUTHORS’ DECADES OF EXPERIENCE

 

Barrie Elvish

Chief Executive, AUSactive

Barrie Elvish has over 20 years’ experience of managing successful organisational change, strategic development and business growth across a range of sectors such as education and health.

His passions and experiences including training for triathlons, keeping his depressive episodes under control through exercise, trekking the Kokoda Trail and Hot Rods – all for the purpose of making meaningful connections.

Click here to contact him via LinkedIn.

Kunal Sawhney

Chief Executive, Kalkine Group

An entrepreneur with revolutionary ideas, Kunal Sawhney is a financial professional with wealth of knowledge in equities who aims to transform the delivery of equity research through tech-driven digital platforms

With his knowledge, skillset, and overarching vision, Sawhney established Kalkine (a business that is based on Digitally Powered Architecture and Extensive Data Science led Premium Research) that has become one of the fastest growing equity market research firms across Australia in 2014; and subsequently, in other emerging and developed markets.

Sawhney’s entrepreneurial and commercial skills backed by the passion to establish a tech-empowered research platform, helped in building Kalkine’s global presence across diverse geographies - Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Further, the plans for the US launch in 2021, have set the premise for attaining an all-encompassing client reach for Kalkine’s Subscription and Media Operations.

With a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Technology, Sydney; Sawhney’s business acumen has enabled his brainchild, Kalkine, help clients navigate through equity related matters in a proficient and seamless manner.

Sawhney is featured regularly on CNBC, Sky Business, Biz News, Daily Mail, Yahoo Finance, KCBS Radio (Audacy), Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald, Global Banking and Financial Review and many more.

Click here to visit the Kalkine website.

Katherine Elmy

Customer Relationship Manager, Fitness Australia

Katherine Elmy is a highly enthusiastic, creative professional who is determined to support organisations enhance their brand awareness, online presence and revenue stream.

Leveraging off marketing qualifications and solid experience, Katherine has demonstrated tremendous success in developing, implementing and managing digital marketing strategies across a number of social media platforms, mobile APPs and websites. She is able to anticipate change by keeping abreast of emerging trends while making sound decisions to establish new industry benchmarks and maintain an industry leader.

Yvette Audet

Senior Consultant at Otium Planning Group and IAKS Australasian Ambassador

Yvette Audet is a Senior Consultant at Otium Planning Group and Australasian Ambassador for the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS).

She also posts to the Sporting Mum Blog page.

Click here to view Yvette's profile on LinkedIn.

Joe Cusmano

An experinced airline and travel industry professional, Joe has over 25 years international airline sales experience of which 18 have been in senior positions in Australia, North Africa and Europe, Middle East and Thailand.

Committed to sharing news and personal experiences, he explains that, post-COVID, "once I resume travelling with people that like me are nomads by nature and love to travel, (I will) provide you with as much advice and tips to make your travel experience a memorable one."

Click here to visit his website.