World Science Festival Brisbane Queensland Australia in March

CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be this March.

The World Science Festival Brisbane is ramping up to be another explosive event with all the cool stuff we love about science.

The festival brings the world’s best thought leaders to Brisbane to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects audiences of all ages with concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements shaping our world.

Watch as the experts perform crazy experiments, inspiring talks and all the fun stuff in between.

There are stacks of games, performances and things to see and do, this one is for the whole family.

Last year the event attracted more than 120,000 people. There were 247 participants and exhibitors from 10 different countries including Emmy Award winning actor Alan Alda from M*A*S*H.

There were 124 performances of 90 individual events, including 66 sell-outs.

And that was the inaugural year! 2017 is set to be bigger and better than ever.

The World Science Festival Brisbane is on March 22-26.

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Science Festival Brisbane Queensland Australia March

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CALLING everyone who wants to see, hear and be a part of something totally cool: this is where you need to be in March of every year for science fun.

The World Science Festival Brisbane is ramping up to be another explosive event with all the cool stuff we love about science.

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The festival brings the world’s best thought leaders to Brisbane to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects audiences of all ages with concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements shaping our world.

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Watch as the experts perform crazy experiments, inspiring talks and all the fun stuff in between.

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There are stacks of games, performances and things to see and do, this one is for the whole family.

Last year the event attracted more than 120,000 people. There were 247 participants and exhibitors from 10 different countries including Emmy Award winning actor Alan Alda from M*A*S*H.

There were 124 performances of 90 individual events, including 66 sell-outs.

And that was the inaugural year! 2017 is set to be bigger and better than ever.

The World Science Festival Brisbane is on March 22-26.

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ACI Africa Developing Airport Business Zambia in March Event

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Dear Colleagues,
The 57th ACI Africa Board and Committees meetings & Regional Conference and Exhibition will be held from 20 to 26 March 2017 in the beautiful city of Livingstone, Zambia at the kind invitation of the Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL).
The theme of this conference is “Developing Airport Business – The Way Forward for African Airports”. The conference will highlight the importance of Business Development of Airports in Africa in order to guarantee the sustainability of the business. It will cover mainly the following key topics:

·        The Challenges of Business Development of Airports in Africa

·        Costs of management and financing airports in Africa

·        Strategic Business Planning for Airports

·        Human Resources and Business Development in Airports

·        Airport Marketing

·        Airport capacity management

·        Diversity and Innovation in Airport Business

·        Passenger Experience and Airport revenue

·        Risks associated with Airport Business development

·        Smart Security and Airport Business

The conference will be preceded by meetings of the Board & Regional Committees meetings from 20 to 21 March 2017 and will be followed from 25 to 26 March 2017 by two simultaneous training seminars offered by the ACI Developing Nations Assistance (ACI/DNA). More information about the conference is available on the ACI Africa website: http://www.aci-africa.aero/Events/57th-ACI-Africa-Regional-Conference-and-Exhibition.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Livingstone, Zambia for a productive and congenial conference.

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BASELWORLD 2017 The World Watch and Jewellery Show, Basel, Switzerland in March

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Date…23-30 March 2017
Country / Region—Switzerland
City-Basel
Venue-Hall 4, Congress Center Basel, Messeplatz 21, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland
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Fair Dates & Hours:

23-29 March 2017 (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

30 March 2017 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Results of 2016 Event:

No. of Visitors – 145,000 from over 100 countries

No. of Journalists – 4,400 from over 70 countries

No. of Exhibitors in Hong Kong Pavilion – 120

(Jewellery: 65, Watches & Clocks: 37, Watch Parts: 9 and Packaging: 9)

Participants

A commercial delegation of Hong Kong companies (must be a registered company with substantial operations in Hong Kong) each occupying a booth for product display and business negotiation.

Participation Fee

Furnished booth: CHF1,910 per sq.m. + 8% VAT

Corner booth surcharge (if apply): CHF5,100 each + 8% VAT

Mandatory official catalogue entry fee: CHF2,440 + 8% VAT

(Standard booth is in 10.5 sq.m. and which will be equipped with basic facilities such as fascia board, display showcases, spotlights, tables & chairs, safe box, etc.)

Shipping Arrangement:

Upon request, HKTDC will recommend a forwarder for out-going shipment of samples (not valuables) to Basel for participants.

Travel & Accommodation:

A travel agent will be suggested, participants may contact the agent for the booking of air tickets, hotel accommodation and travel insurance. However, participants possess the right to check & select their own travel arrangements.

Industry
Jewellery, Complete Watches & Clocks, Watch Parts & Components, Packaging
Contact Information
Jewellery Section
Mr. Gary Fong Tel: (852) 2584-4363 Email: gary.fong@hktdc.org
Ms. Vivian Sheng Tel: (852) 2584-4356 Email: vivian.sheng@hktdc.org
Watches & Clocks, Watch Parts, and Packaging Sections
Ms. Jeffy Ho Tel: (852) 2584-4135

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FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL MELBOURNE VICTORIA AUSTRALIA IN MARCH

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During Festival 2014, our friends at I Need Helpers, the Festival’s Staff and Volunteer Management partner, introduced a photoboard to capture the many memorable moments during Festival.

Staff and volunteer roles varied from event assistants to kitchen hands to student photographers, fulfilling a total of 787 shifts over the 2014 Festival period. Hats off to them – the Festival wouldn’t be the success it is without their dedication and smiling faces!
In this short video, the I Need Helpers team share their favourite snaps from Festival 2014.

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For more information visit: http://www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk/

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Adelaide Writers’ Week turns 55 This Year 2016

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With Adelaide Writers’ Week – Saturday February 27 to Thursday March 3 – celebrating 55 years on the festival circuit, it’s appropriate that a recurrent theme in director Laura Kroetsch’s fifth program is memory, with many works probing the depths and vulnerabilities of arguably our most mysterious and vital brain function.

Best known for her two short story collections, American Laura van den Berg’s dystopian debut novel The Isle of Youth features a memory disease, while compatriot Jesse Ball’s equally unsettling premise in A Cure for Suicide involves characters voluntarily losing their memories in order to avoid bad ones. Along with Canadian Patrick deWitt and New Zealander Anna Smaill (long-listed in the 2015 Man Booker Prize for The Chimes), Kroetsch predicts Ball will rate among the real discoveries for the audience.

“He’s fascinating,” she says, noting in a conspiratorial whisper that Ball also teaches lucid dreaming and the art of lying. “He’s written six novels; they’re incredibly readable and often very funny in spite of the subject matter.”

Despite the thematic thread of failing or manipulated memories, no one’s likely to forget that Adelaide Writers’ Week is entirely free – there are no ticketed events – and for the first time, many sessions will be live-streamed to participating libraries around South Australia.

Says Kroetsch, “About 15 libraries [have signed up], including Ceduna, which is way out there. The libraries will make themselves available either for their own events or as a venue, so book clubs, writers’ groups, the curious, can come along as a group, have picnics, do coffee.”

In collaboration with SA Writers’ Centre, Kroetsch’s team is also sending out writers to participating communities, so audiences will watch live-streamed sessions with a writer on hand to continue the conversation afterwards. It’s a major undertaking, made possible by an Australia Council grant, but entirely in keeping with the festival’s inclusive, democratic character.

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Those able to attend in person tend to return, in part beguiled by the idyllic setting along the Torrens River, walking distance from downtown Adelaide. The historic Pioneer Women’s Garden is an inviting spread along the riverbank, with Writers’ Week taking place beneath a canopy of tall trees amidst a shaded, grassy wonderland. It’s an A+ for atmosphere before authors even come onstage.

According to Kroetsch, a whopping 54% of attendees have come for 5 years or more; the same number see at least 20 sessions across the week.

She proudly cites writer and poet Kate Llewellyn, who’s been coming since 1960 – “from when she was at university, to being pregnant, to now being a grandmother” – as a typical regular.

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“It works best because it’s never gotten bigger,” Kroetsch adds. “It is a boutique festival … people have always been able to come to make discoveries and the audience really likes that. You just sit under the trees, have a coffee or a wine and listen.”

As befitting a mature writers’ festival – it was Australia’s first back when it was inaugurated in 1960 – Adelaide Writers’ Week is welcoming some esteemed Australians: Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Tim Flannery and Kate Grenville are all appearing, and poet novelist Peter Goldsworthy is curating a reading bound to pull local punters:

“Two emerging, two [mid-career] and two senior South Australian poets,” says Kroetsch. “It’s a nice way of recognising the talent that’s here too.”

The strong international guest list includes British charmers Andrew O’Hagan and Simon Winchester, the latter to discuss Pacific, his ‘biography’ of that formidable ocean; French sensation Muriel Barbery, who went into hiding after The Elegance of the Hedgehog and is back now, eight years later, with The Life of Elves; and Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, whose book The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, examines the lives and events leading to the Boston Marathon bombing.

Kroetsch is clearly tickled to welcome a number of Australian debut novelists, such as Lucy Treloar with Salt Creek, plus emerging stars of the short story form, into such elevated company.

“We have a lot of exciting, young fiction writers coming, which makes me really happy,” she says. “People like Fiona McFarlane, and Sonja Dechian, who wrote An Astronaut’s Life. I feel like it’s an exciting time for the young writers here. We have a lot of terrific [new talent].”

Literary sci-fi will resonate with locals at Adelaide Writers’ Week

Both Dechian and McFarlane, whose debut The Night Guest was a critical and commercial success, are attracting acclaim for recently released short story collections; McFarlane neatly dodged the notorious second novel hoodoo by writing a dazzling assortment of stories in The High Places instead. An avowed fan of the form, Kroetsch’s curatorship embraces a number of writers finessing their skills in shorts.

She says: “I’ve just read [The High Places] and it is genius. Etgar Keret, the Israeli writer, is another short story standout. He’s here with a memoir, [The Seven Good Years], but his stories are just mad and huge, huge fun.

“I always say novels are baggy monsters, but stories have to be perfect.”

A number of ‘baggy monsters’ speak to all too real contemporary anxieties: the environment, violence and the corrosion of various social contracts. Kroetsch thinks American writer Paolo Bacigalupi’s literary sci-fi, The Water Knife, speaks loud and clear to an Australian audience.

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Fringe Festival Event Adelaide 2016 is Beyond risqué

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The shows will take over more than 430 venue spaces (up from 376 in 2015).

Even the State Library of South Australia is getting in on the action, hosting what’s expected to be one of the Fringe’s hottest tickets.

The California Crooners Club with Hugh Sheridan features the Adelaide-born, LA-based Packed to the Rafters star singing jazz classics as well as swing versions of chart hits by Justin Timberlake, Sia and Sam Smith.

“We’re asking Adelaide to go pink for Fringe and to light up pink for Fringe. We want to paint the town pink so I thought, ‘Well, I’ll start with my hair’.”

Croall’s hair colour isn’t the only outrageous thing about the Fringe.

Just when you thought it couldn’t become a bigger beast, it’s announced that the next Adelaide Fringe (February 12 – March 14) will feature a record 1100-plus events.

The largest number of events are devoted to comedy (305), followed by music (228), theatre (151), cabaret (112) and art and design exhibitions (111).

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With her hot-pink hair, Adelaide Fringe director Heather Croall is right on brand.

“I’m leading by example,” says Croall with a laugh.

The rest of the program is a mix of circus and physical theatre, dance, film and digital events, kids’ entertainment and special events. Two new genres, magic and interactive events, are also making their debut.

Where will they fit it all in?

Sheridan’s father Denis, a swing singer from way back, will return to Adelaide to perform at a laneway bar called the Lotus Lounge.

Other Fringe musical highlights include shows from reunited American rockers Sleater-Kinney, Colin Hay, Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows, iOTA and Kate Miller-Heidke.

Adelaide Fringe ambassador Julian Clary is bringing the world premiere of his show, The Joy of Mincing, to Adelaide’s Royalty Theatre on February 17 and 18.

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In his role as ambassador, Clary is encouraging visitors to take a chance on an unknown show or artist (many of whom take to the streets or roam around the Garden of Unearthly Delights to spruik their own shows before the curtain goes up).

“My motto – in life and at the Fringe – is to take some risks,” he said.

“I’m all for sticking a pin in the program and going to see something random and obscure.”

Among the not-so-obscure comedians on the Fringe roster for 2016 are Dave Hughes, Judith Lucy, Danny Bhoy, Wil Anderson and Hannah Gadsby.

Croall has also listened to the people of Adelaide who wanted to see the return of something like the lighting spectacular that was such a hit in the 2008 Adelaide Festival (Northern Lights ended up being extended for an extra two weeks and was eventually seen by an estimated 300,000 people).

Cue Fringe Illuminations – massive architectural projections that will transform seven North Terrace cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the like – into canvases of light for the Fringe’s first fortnight (February 12-28).

“We want to bring back the promenade along the boulevard,” says Croall. “North Terrace is probably one of the most beautiful cultural boulevards in the world.”

Other Fringe highlights include Canada’s Cirque Alfonse, which is presenting a show called Barbu Electro Trad Cabaret.

“They are one of the most exciting circus groups in the world at the moment,” says Croall. Another circus show, Perhaps There is Hope Yet, shines a light on climate change.

Croall, who has a background in digital technology and documentaries, is also excited to debut the Digital Playground at the State Library of SA.

Australian and international artists have created works designed to be experienced with virtual-reality headsets and the Google Cube (a six-sided moving image).

Adelaide Fringe started in 1960 as a light-hearted, boundary-pushing alternative to the more serious Adelaide Festival, which debuted that year with a program featuring symphony orchestras, a medley of Shakespeare scenes, opera, drama, quartets and the like – with many of them imported from overseas.

Unbridled free for all at Fringe Adelaide 2016

Local artists wanted a platform and so the open-access Fringe was born. No curator vets the Fringe performances.

“We create a brilliant platform and everyone can jump onto that platform,” says Croall. “We create the vibrancy and atmosphere that wraps the festival. You buy a ticket and take the ride.”

Plenty have done just that. Right from the start, there was something about the subversive, naughty, freewheeling nature of the Fringe that appealed to a wide cross-section of people.

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Good Food Month is Australia’s largest food festival 2016

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Good Food Month, presented by Citi, is perhaps Australia’s largest food festival,  with everything spanning fabulous dining dinners to free, family-friendly outdoor functions. Eating, writing, cooking: it doesn’t matter what side of the table you’re on, there’s no better time to be into food in Australia.

Good Food Month venues are across Canberra in March, Perth in April, Brisbane in July, Adelaide in September, Sydney in October and Melbourne in November.

For more information visit: goodfoodmonth.com

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