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Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder of Australasian Leisure Management.

Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Two whale sharks at Japan aquarium die due to earthquake related equipment failures

Two whale sharks at Notojima Aquarium in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan died in successive days after equipment failures led to deterioration of their water tank environment. The…

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Jan 15, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Attractions / Environment / Zoos /

 
 

South Australian Government announces financial boost for live music scene

The South Australian Government, through their See it LIVE program, is investing $850,000 to boost live music venues and support the state’s music industry. Rather than targeting…

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Jan 13, 2024 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Events / Finance / Venues /

 
 

Giant aquatic inflatables keep crowds entertained over Australia’s summer

Across Australia, giant aquatic inflatables are keeping locals and visitors cool and entertained with obstacle courses providing exhilarating experiences for both children and adults.…

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Jan 12, 2024 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks /

 
 

Asian and Australian theme parks set to open new rides

A number of announcements have been made over the past couple of years suggesting the completion and opening of new theme park rides across Australia and Asia. A selection of parks have…

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Jan 12, 2024 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit introduces New Zealand Woman of the Year award

Counting down to its inaugural event in Auckland on 22nd and 23rd February, the organisers of the Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit have announced that the event will feature the…

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Jan 12, 2024 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Marketing / Wellness /

 
 

Organisers postpone Vintage Vibes Festival citing ‘current economic pressures’

The organisers of the Vintage Vibes Festival, which was scheduled to take place at Tomich Wines, Adelaide Hills on 27th and 28th January, have announced that the event has been…

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Jan 12, 2024 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Events / Finance /

 
 

Rafael Nadal racquet from Australian Tennis Museum collection up for auction

Rafael Nadal's championship point winning racquet from his 2007 French Open Final victory over Roger Federer is up for auction. It is expected to achieve $150,000, with bidding…

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Jan 11, 2024 Karen Sweaney Culture / Education / Sport / Venues /

 
 
 
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Authors

Michael Palmer

Editor, TentHVAC

Michael Palmer is an outdoor enthusiast who likes to go on weekend backpacking trips with his dog Rory.

He likes writing and works as an editor at TentHVAC, a collective of enthusiasts who love travel, backpacking, and camping. . 

Ian Mullane

Chief Executive, Keepme

Ian Mullane is the Founder and Chief Executive of Keepme, a revenue acceleration platform dedicated to increasing operator revenue through AI-powered insights and tools. He is also a respected thought leader, white paper author, regular keynote speaker at industry events globally, GymNation Board member and member of the ukactive Digital Futures Council.

With a career that has seen him work with some of the biggest players in FinTech including his position as Chief Operating Office at Sungard, Ian was also the owner/operator of the fitness business Vanda in Singapore for more than a decade.

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.

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.