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Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi

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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.

Gunnebo to stage webinar on event security planning at venues

Entrance control experts Gunnebo are to host a webinar on Thursday 18th July which will focus on ways event and venue managers can plan ahead and bring together all required stakeholders to…

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Jul 12, 2024 Education / Events / Safety / Security / Venues /


Northern Rivers Rail Trail recognised among world’s top attractions

Tweed Shire Council has advised that the Northern Rivers Rail Trail has earned Tripadvisor’s coveted Travelers’ Choice Award - ranking it in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.…

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Jul 12, 2024 Attractions / Environment / Recreation / Tourism / Wellness /


University of Queensland research shows HIIT training benefits for mental wellness of older adults

University of Queensland research has found high-intensity interval training (HIIT) improves brain function in older adults for up to five years with Emeritus Professor Perry Bartlett…

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Jul 12, 2024 Education / Fitness / Wellness /


Mushroom Group launches talent management and partnerships agency

Mushroom Group, Australia’s largest independent music and entertainment company, has unveiled a new talent management and partnerships agency named Mushroom Connect. Founded by…

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Jul 12, 2024 Entertainment / Marketing /


Swing Factory Terrey Hills introduces new golf experience to Sydney

An eagerly anticipated golf entertainment project with open in Sydney’s north tomorrow with Swing Factory Terrey Hills opening its doors. Bringing Sydney a new modern golf experience,…

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Jul 12, 2024 Attractions / Golf / Hospitality /


Virtual reality pods installed at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s

Virtual reality ocean explorer pods have been installed at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s - one of Auckland's top visitor attractions. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s VR pods allow…

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Jul 12, 2024 Attractions / Environment / Technology /


Two new national parks established and protected areas expanded in Queensland

The Queensland Government has formally established two new national parks - The Lakes National Park near Hughenden and Malbon Thompson Range National Park near Cairns. The areas are now…

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Jul 12, 2024 Culture / Environment / Parks /

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Shawn Zeng

Solutions Director, Accedo

Shawn Zeng is Solutions Director for unified cloud platform Accedo.

Accedo helps the world's leading content providers, TV operators, broadcasters and brands deliver multi-screen video services.

Linda Tillman

Managing Director, Tilma Group Pty Ltd

Since 2008, Linda Tillman has been combining her skills in tourism development, destination marketing and event management, with a passion for regional and rural Australia to grow Tilma Group, a boutique regional tourism and events agency servicing clients throughout regional Australia.

Tilma Group employs a dedicated, professional and highly skilled team that works with businesses and organisations of all sizes to achieve one common goal - growing regional and rural Australia! Developing and promoting the industry excites me and every achievement, big or small, drives me to go the extra mile to achieve the best results for my clients and the industry.

Linda previously worked in tourism, events and development roles in the government, education and private sectors, is a board member on the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN),  a judge and mentor for the NSW and Queensland Tourism Awards, and has presented on rural tourism and sustainable events at conferences and summits.

Her current role takes here across the nation, providing services to local government, regional and state tourism organisations, event committees and small business.

Click here to visit the Tilma Group website.

ALM Correspondent/Contributor

Australasian Leisure Management aims to report all that is best about the industry that is leisure - focussing on aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

Our news content, which is independent and unpaid for (except where noted), is drawn from contributions, industry contacts and experience, media releases and a range of other sources while we also are fortunate to have a range of respected authors writing for us, whom we acknowledge. 

Dr James M. Dorsey

Dr James M. Dorsey is an award-winning journalist and scholar, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the author of the syndicated column and blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer.

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RJ Houston

National Manager - Aquatics, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

RJ Houston is the National Manager - Aquatics at Royal Life Saving Society - Australia.

He has an extensive background in leadership roles across local government, non-profits, aquatic facility management organisations and peak bodies.

RJ’s role at Royal Life Saving focusses on advocating aquatics and bringing industry, community and government organisations together to develop joint strategies and guidance. RJ’s most recent major work projects have focussed on advocating the health, social and economic benefits of the aquatic industry as well as its social value and social impact.

He is the current author of both the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations and the Guidelines for Inland Waterway Safety, and has contributed to a range of recent Royal Life Saving research reports.

RJ is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration - Social Impact Specialisation at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

Hayley Fisher

Country Manager Australia and New Zealand, Adyen

Hayley Fisher is Country Manager Australia and New Zealand for Adyen.

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Belinda Lawton

National Manager - Strategic Communications and Partnerships, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

A communications professional focused on the not-for-profit and government sectors, with a specific interest in international development. I have extensive experience in government relations and journalism.

Click here to connect with Belinda via LinkedIn.