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Entertainment has never been more ubiq-
uitous. It’s there on aircraft seatbacks, it’s
accessible through our smartphones and it
pops up everywhere from shopping malls
to airports. In this issue, we look at where
the art and business of live entertainment
is in our heavily digitalised world.
We talk to Jason Coleman
from The Ministry of Dance
(you might remember
him as one of the judges
from So You Think You
Can Dance), Mia Paris - a
drummer and DJ who has
just returned from a stint in
Europe, Gee’d Up - a group
of ‘cuzzi bros’ who are rock-
ing the R&B scene, Barry
Macleod from Comics on
the Run and we have a dig
around in Australian Circus
Artists’ box of tricks.
We also go to two extremes on the venue
front – very big and very small – in our
annual mega venue update and our Syd-
ney private dining room feature. We have
unearthed some hidden gems that we bet
you didn’t even know were there.
And the big headline for August? The
Hot 100 Services and Suppliers for 2014
will be revealed – congratulations to every-
one who made it in and thank you to all
those who voted.
This issue we go and check out the best
MICE offerings in Penang, the Gold Coast,
the Whitsundays, New Zea-
land and NSW’s Southern
Highland and chat to Penny
Lion from Tourism Austral-
ia’s Business Events division
about keeping Australia
top-of-mind with the UK
incentives and associations
In an event nerd high-
light, we catch up for coffee
with TEDx curator and
creative industries advisor,
Jess Scully - the master-
mind behind Vivid Ideas
and Qantas SOYA Awards – to find out
how she became so damn good and how
Australia needs to promote its imagination
to the world.
Let me entertain you
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Explore a city built on tradition and inspired by innovation.
Where you can lose yourself in age-old hospitality and
marvel at the wonder that is Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi. Travellers welcome.
All aboard for a tour of
our ancient and modern
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in eight languages!
OPEN-TOP BUS TOUR
Enjoy the Blue-flagged beaches
of our waterfront capital.
ABU DHABI BEACHES
With a diverse golf offering
you can play a different course
every day of the week.
GOLF IN ABU DHABI
Futuristic waterpark with 43 rides
and attractions. Splash into fun
with the world’s largest tornado
waterslide and the 3 metre
waves of Bubbles Barrel.
Learn more about the UAE’s
national bird and try your hand at
the traditional sport of falconry at
this state-of-the-art facility.
A desert experience like no other
awaits at this one-of-a-kind village
where the past is recreated for the
We’re home to some of the
world’s most luxurious hotels.
TripAdvisor has named our
iconic mosque ‘one of the world’s
most talked about attractions.’
Have you visited yet?
Explore our clear, warm Arabian
Gulf waters and discover exciting
watersports, marine life and
tranquil seas home to schools
of beautiful dolphins.
EXPLORE OUR WATERS
Feel the 240kph adrenaline
rush of the world’s
fastest roller coaster.
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