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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.

Darwin Fringe Festival showcases creativity of local artists

The Darwin Fringe Festival, held from 12th to 21st July will showcase the creativity of some of the Territory’s best, and emerging artists, with performances ranging from art, theatre,…

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Jul 10, 2024 Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Events / Tourism /


Fitness-focused yoga franchise expands into Hong Kong

Yoga Movement, a fitness/yoga hybrid franchise has announced its expansion into Hong Kong – the franchise’s first studio outside of Singapore. The fitness-focused yoga experience…

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Jul 10, 2024 Fitness / Retail / Wellness /


Cairns Convention Centre launches artwork marking pivotal step in Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Marking a pivotal step in the Cairns Convention Centre’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, the Centre has launched a new ASM Global commissioned artwork by renowned local First…

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Jul 10, 2024 Arts / Culture / Venues /


Brisbane City Council deploys surveillance cameras after bushland attacks on women

Brisbane City Council has moved to enhance safety camera surveillance on popular walking trails in the bushland of the Mt Coot-tha Forest following a series of attacks on women in recent…

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Jul 10, 2024 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety / Security /


South Australian Voucher program delivers significant tourism boost for Murray River region

Having been impacted by the flooding event in the summer of 2022-23, South Australia’s Murray River regions have benefited from the State’s River Revival Voucher program which has…

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Jul 10, 2024 Finance / Government / Tourism /


MENALAC announces new leadership team and future objectives

The Middle East and North Africa Leisure and Attractions Council (MENALAC) has advised it is undergoing a period of exciting change with a new leadership team announced along with their new…

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Jul 10, 2024 Attractions / Entertainment / Recreation / Tourism / Waterparks /


NRL to return to Las Vegas to open 2025 season

The NRL has announced that it will return to the USA city of Las Vegas for the start of its 2025 as part of an expanded four game rugby league festival. Due to be held at Las Vegas’…

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Jul 10, 2024 Marketing / Sport / Venues /

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Richard Young

Freelance writer, copywriter, and editor

Richard Young is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. Originally from Ireland, he moved overseas in 2015 and began his writing journey.

From travelling and living overseas, cultural, and social differences are a go-to topic, as well as the social changes throughout multi-cultural countries.

He has found cultural diversity a fascinating avenue to explore and continues to develop new angles of interest.

Contact inquiries welcome via

Chris Skinner

Managing Director, HF Industries

Chris Skinner is the widely respected Managing Director of leading fitness supplier HF Industries.

His 40 plus years of achievement in supplying the fitness industry was profiled in Australasian Leisure Management issue 138.

Earlier this year (2020) his book Everest and Beyond - The Himalayas by Bike was published, charting a motorcycle journey he and a group of friends undertook from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to the city of Lhasa, capital of the Chinese region of Tibet.

Click here to contact HF Industries via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Anton Kajlich

Managing Director, Anti Wave Global

Anton Kajlich is the Managing Director of Anti Wave Global Pty Ltd. The son of Anti Wave founder Anti Kajlich, Anton proudly continues on the long standing tradition of Anti Wave, 
with a renewed focus on product innovation and development, as well as increasing the availability and distribution of all Anti Wave product offerings through the development of new global partnerships.

A previous Australian Youth Polo goalie, Anton brings over 25 years of knowledge and experience in the aquatics industry. He has previously worked as Product Manager for Anti Wave, responsible for global product research and development. He has also worked for over a decade in Export Market Development with the company; responsible for the formation of new global Anti Wave partnerships around the world including the establishment of Licensed production and distribution of Anti Wave products in key international markets and regions.
Anton is committed to driving the global expansion of the Anti Wave brand and product range, through the development of new cooperative partnerships, and with a focus on new product innovations to suit the needs of clubs and facilities around the world.

He explains “the Anti Wave story and company history is based on over 50 years of continual and longstanding innovation and product development, and working towards the best possible global availability and service for all clubs and pools from the smallest facilities right up to key international events; we continue that history today with a diverse range of new products and ongoing research and development activities to keep Anti Wave at the forefront of design and innovation in the sector. We keep the needs of all clubs and facilities in the front and centre of our mind in all that we do, and we proudly maintain strong connections to ground level swim and polo teams, clubs and pools around the world; the original incubators of so much global talent, which are often forgotten or looked over by the larger aquatics organisations.’

Anton speaks English and Spanish and enjoys surfing, travelling and spending time with his wife and family.

Click here to Anti Wave Global's company profile.

Simon Weatherill

Managing Director, World Wide Sports Management

A highly experienced chief executive, Simon Weatherill has exceptional skills in leadership development and business mentoring.

Since the mid 1990s he has assisted in building Melbourne's reputation as 'The Sporting Capital of The World' by developing four major facilities and creating the Melbourne Sports Hub where community and elite sport coexist.

Currently he works with a number of organisations to improve the performance of their senior management teams.

Click here to contact him via LinkedIn.

James Croll

With a background in adventure tourism, events management and marketing, James Croll is a regular contributor to Australasian Leisure Management and Asian Leisure Business.

Click here to view his LinkedIn profile.

Daniel Henderson

Director of the Functional Training Institute and founder at Dan Henderson Coaching

Having achieved a BA in Sport and Exercise Managment, Honours in Human Movement from UTS, Dan Henderson started training in the fitness industry in 2007.

In 2008, he set up personal training studio ‘Coastal Bodies’ in Sydney. With seven trainers, the studio became one of the top performing training premises in Sydney, before he sold the business in 2017 to focus on other projects.

In 2009, he co-wrote my first accredited course, the ‘Fundamentals of Kettlebell Training’. This course has been taught to thousands of trainers worldwide and is the most popular course in Australia for personal trainers.

In the last three years Henderson and his company has produced 10 more accredited courses that are taught to trainers, becoming Australia’s leading ‘Functional Training’ education institution, employing 28 presenters in eight different countries.

Dan has presented at leading Australian and international fitness conferences and hosts his own podcast.

He can be contacted on

Zohaab Ishrat

Zohaab Ishrat is a freelance writer who has worked on a number of articles, blogs, resumes, travelling content eBooks, SEO friendly content, technical and business write-ups.

With an MBA from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, he has been associated with child development and preschool development programs and has experience in designing textbooks, courses, eLearning content and curriculum development as per client's requirements.

Siddharth Raghuwanshi

Based in the Indian city of Indore, Siddharth Raghuwanshi is currently studying electronics and communication engineering.