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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.

MyVenue and Humanitix among Australian Export Awards 2023 winners

The Australian Exporter of the Year and Australia's top exporters were awarded at the 61st Australian Export Awards ceremony held at Parliament House, Canberra on 30th November 2023…

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Dec 1, 2023 Karen Sweaney Billing / Events / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

Global Wellness Institute forecasts wellness tourism to reach US$1 trillion in 2024

New research conducted by the Global Wellness Institute forecasts the wellness tourism to reach US$1 trillion in 2024. GWI’s new research on the wellness tourism market…

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Dec 1, 2023 Karen Sweaney Tourism / Wellness /

 
 

Saudi Tourism Authority partners with Huawei to boost Chinese tourism

The Saudi Tourism Authority last month signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei Mobile Services and its advertising branch, Petal Ads to bolster the number of Chinese visits to the…

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Nov 24, 2023 Karen Sweaney Culture / Marketing / Tourism /

 
 

SportAccord President describes World Combat Games in Riyadh as the ‘best ever’

The closing of the World Combat Games 2023 in Riyadh saw SportAccord President Ivo Ferriani 2023 describe them as the “best ever” during a festive Closing Ceremony at the King…

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Nov 1, 2023 Karen Sweaney Events / Sport /

 
 

Crystal Lagoons signs contract to develop 16 new Public Access Lagoons in Australia

US-based multinational innovation company, Crystal Lagoons has signed an important contract with investment fund Vibranium Capital Partners to develop 16 new Public Access Lagoons™…

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Oct 27, 2023 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Recreation /

 
 

Korean Arts Management Service and National Arts Council of Singapore to increase cross-cultural collaboration

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) and the National Arts Council of Singapore (NAC) as a commitment to champion the creation and…

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Oct 26, 2023 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture /

 
 

FSB to explore sustainability in sports facility and playground construction

Set to commence next week, FSB, the International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities, is turning the spotlight on sustainability. Being held in the German city of…

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Oct 20, 2023 Karen Sweaney Environment / Recreation / Sport / Venues /

 
 
 
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Authors

Wayne Middleton

Principal, Reliance Risk

Wayne Middleton, CVE, is current Chair of the VMA’s Venue Management School.  He has been a risk management instructor for over a decade at the School and is the Principal of Australian-based consultancy, Reliance Risk.

He has over 30 years’ experience in operating and consulting to public venue and events and has delivered projects across Australia, New Zealand, North America, South East Asia and the Middle East. 

He holds a Masters’ in Risk Management, a Bachelor of Administration, a Diploma of Security Risk Management, and is an active member of the Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific).

He be contacted on email wayne.middleton@reliancerisk.com, www.reliancerisk.com

Alex Mednis

Chief Executive, SportsGrid; Managing Director, revolutioniseSPORT and General Manager, Business Development of the Australian Sports Professionals Association (ASPA).

A pioneer in the way sports manage their digital strategy, Alex Mednis holds degrees in Law (Juris Doctor, UNSW) and Computer Science (Bachelor of Science, UNSW).

He is Chief Executive of SportsGrid, an emerging industry leader in the Australian sports club management ecosystem through its flagship product revolutioniseSPORT, a SaaS online membership, competition planning, e-commerce and data analysis platform to national, state and local organisations around Australia, as well as digital strategy consultation and planning and is General Manager, Business Development of the Australian Sports Professionals Association (ASPA).

For information on revolutioniseSPORT click here to view their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

17th May 2019 -  REVOLUTIONISESPORT NAMED FINALIST IN 2019 NSW BUSINESS CHAMBER AWARDS

10th April 2019 - AUSTRALIAN SPORTS PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION GETS OFFICIAL LAUNCH

James M. Dorsey

Dr. James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, an adjunct senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of Wuerzburg’s Institute of Fan Culture.

Thibault Paquin

Chief Executive, Celebrating Life

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thibault Paquin is Chief Executive of Celebrating Life - a total destination building company specialising in Asian markets Celebrating Life provides end-to-end solutions and advisory services for clients in travel, hospitality, retail, leisure and entertainment, undertaking research, feasibility studies, concepts development, IP selection and cultural and entertainment content management.

Educated in France and the United States, Paquin has over a decade of development experience in hospitality and leisure, beginning his career with Accor in Paris then Asia Pacific in their Sydney, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City offices before setting up Celebrating Life in Hong Kong in 2010.

A travel industry expert, a frequent speaker and columnist, he has worked on numerous tourism projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Mauritius.

Click here to connect with him via LinkedIn.

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.

Nigel Benton

Co-founder/Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-founder and Publisher of Australasian Leisure Management, Australia and New Zealand’s only magazine for professionals in all areas of the leisure industry. Having established the magazine in 1997, shortly after his relocation to Australia, he has managed its readership rising to over 11,500 and its acceptance as the industry journal for professionals in aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

In 2020, he launched the new Asian Leisure Business website.

Among a range of published works and features, his comments on a Blog (blogspot) from 2007 to 2011, when this website went live in its current form, may be interesting to reflect back on.

Click here to connect with him via LinkedIn.