John Denison,Promoter at International Events Group


John Denison is a Promoter at International Events Group

Soulfest has some of the greatest R&B and hip hop artists performing in Australia. Acts like Common, Mariah Carey, Angie Stone & Mos Def to name just a few.

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Common-at-Soulfest+john+denisonJohn Denison, Soulfest

Soulfest is a boutique festival which was held in Australia in October 2014. It had a range of underground and hip hop artists, ranging from Maxwell to the king of hip hop – Common! John Denison is an experienced promoter, enabling him to book the best artists for the festival!

Mick Coombes Macquarie Bank


About Mick Coombes | Michael Coombes Macquarie Group Bank Australia

Mick+Coombes+Macquarie+bankMichael Coombes is a director at Macquarie Group managing equities in Australia.

Macquarie provide a broad spectrum of equity funds for institutional and private investors, ranging from low risk strategies to higher alpha products. The robust approach employed to understand and manage risk enables us to customise a full range of risk/return profiles to meet the needs of a very diverse range of clients.

Macquarie Group Background – Michael Coombes, Director at Macquarie Group

Mick+coombes+macquarie+groupMacquarie’s operations began in 1969 as merchant bank Hill Samuel Australia (HSA), a subsidiary of Hill Samuel & Co. Limited, London. It opened its doors in Sydney in January 1970 with just three staff. Today, Macquarie provides banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services from more than 70 offices around the world.

In 1981, following the deregulation of financial markets, HSA commenced work on a proposal to become a trading bank. HSA was given authority to become Macquarie Bank Limited (MBL) by the Federal Treasurer of Australia on 28 February 1985. It was only the second private trading bank to be established in Australia during the twentieth century.


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Craig West, Succession Plus


Craig West is a strategic accountant who has built a specialised advisory practice focused on small business owners to help them face the four key strategic issues that SME’s face as they grow – Raising Capital, Building Equity, Protecting that equity and extracting the value you have built when you exit.

craig+west+succession+plusCraig West is a CPA and has been advising businesses in management, taxation and accounting issues for over 15 years. He specialises in business structuring and succession planning and has had extensive experience working with clients to improve their financial performance –with proven results.

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Craig West acts as a strategic business and financial mentor for business owners and has written three critically acclaimed books educating business owners on employee incentives, succession planning and asset protection and has recently been invited to complete a PhD in Business Succession Planning at Deakin University in Melbourne.

You can also read more pdfs and articles from Craig West and Succession Plus  on his slideshare account

Mahesh Dalamal – Creative Zone


Mahesh G. Dalamal is the Manager of Creative Zone in Dubai

CREATIVE ZONE is a UAE Free Zone service that allows entrepreneurs, consultants and business professionals to form a company in the UAE with minimum investment, prestige and flexibility.

mahesh-dalamal-businessMahesh Dalamal and Steve Mayne launched Creative Zone in September 2010. By building upon Mahesh’s years of experience in Free Zone company formation along with Steve’s business center and local onshore company setup knowledge, the company was created with a simple yet revolutionary model for the UAE marketplace; to serve as a one-stop shop, with flexible payment plans, for easy company incorporation, and added business support services that entrepreneurs and SME’s require.

The firm started out with just 4 staff members, dealing solely with company setups in Fujairah Creative City Free Zone, and only being able to accommodate clients looking to start up a consulting or service related company. Anticipating that the industry was growing exponentially, Creative Zone ventured to establish a more dominant position in the market place by strengthening its team, taking larger and more prestigious offices, forming strategic alliances with business support service providers and expanding its range of company setup solutions. In the 3 ½ years since inception, Creative Zone has moved to Dubai’s premier business district and has grown to a team of some 50 highly qualified professionals with several years of experience in the UAE company setup industry who speak 12 different languages. Creative Zone now boasts well-staffed and highly experienced Sales, Marketing, PRO, Operations and Finance teams.

It has turned itself from a relatively small player in the business setup marketplace, to one of the most well known and respected company setup firms in the UAE having successfully incorporated over 2,000 new companies.

What Creative Zone offersmahesh-dalamal_creative-zone-image

Creative Zone now offer a wider range of company setup options; from Fujairah Creative City Free Zone for consulting and service related activities, Ajman Free Zone for trading related activities, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) for offshore setups, and local Dubai DED (Department of Economic Development) formations for those looking to take permanent offices in Dubai and trade actively onshore. In addition, Creative Zone entered into an agreement with a prestigious Dubai business center located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, where Creative Zone clients have exclusive use of the center’s professional services and stylish and modern facilities e.g. meeting rooms, lounges, work stations and phone answering services etc.

Creative Zone have also aligned themselves an extensive range of network partners across a variety of sectors (Accountants, Lawyers, Insurance Companies, Real Estate Agents, Recruitment Companies etc) and along with its regular networking sessions it provides its clients with an infrastructure that supports their business not just at inception but continues to provide valuable services as they grow. Furthermore in 2013, Creative Zone received the prestigious accolade of being affiliated with and endorsed by H.H. Sheikh Manea Bin Hasher Al Maktoum of Dubai’s ruling family.

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Pact Coffee

Pact Coffee are a great little company based out of London, UK. They hand roast small batches of quality beans, delivered from selected farms across the world, includinPact Coffeeg Costa Rica and Brazil. Pact Coffee are great as they tell you on their website exactly which farm each particular blend is from, so you know the exact source of the coffee. This means you can buy coffee knowing how and where it was produced which I think is great. Roasted and delivered to you within 7 days!

Pact Coffee deliver coffee to you, via a brilliant subscription service. You choose how much and how often you want coffee delivered – as well as which method you use to brew it. You can have beans, cafetiere style, stovetop, drip or aeropress. The coffee arrives in letterbox size packets, so there is no worry about having to pick up from the post office if you miss the post. Perfect for making sure you don’t miss out on that morning cuppa!

There is no cancellation fee and the guys and girls at Pact are very helpful if you have any questions. They are a small local company and their coffee is delicious!

Give them a try – find out more on their website:

Jamie Smith


L’oreal True Match Foundation

loreal-True-matchL’oreal True Match Foundation is a revered product among many make up aficionados! L’oreal always deliver on quality, and their ‘True Match’ foundation does just that.

It is available in a wide variety of colours, ranging from extremely pale to ebony, giving women huge choice. The foundation claims to have technology in the product to ‘match’ your actual skin colour, and based on the popular reviews online, it seems to be pretty true! On their website L’oreal say the foundation ‘matches 97% of UK skin tones’. L’oreal are experts in skincare, they have laboratories in France which are at the forefront of innovation in make up. The True Match range also includes powders and concealers to ensure that all your needs are covered.

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Manuel Velasco Coello

Manuel Velasco Coello

Young experienced “chiapaneco”, born in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas on April 7, 1980.

Manuel-Velasco-CoelloHe is the son of the marriage of Dr. José Manuel Velasco Siles and Mrs. Leticia Velasco Coello. His father was a distinguished physician who, despite his short life, transcended being one of the most important pioneers in Pediatric Neurosurgery in our country. Smart and generous man of great medical vocation and delivered to social service for people who have less.

Background of Manuel Velasco

This is how “El Güero” (nickname) Velasco got inspired by women, defending their rights, their dignity, always promoting better laws, programs and actions that are valued, respected, recognized and make them occupy the place they really deserve in society.

From early age, he felt the service vocation and the need to participate in politics, so at 21 years of age he reached the Local Deputy in the Congress of Chiapas, which played with great enthusiasm and commitment.

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Sean Buckley, Ultra Tune

About Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley is an Australian entrepreneur with vast experience in many areas of business. As Chief Executive of Ultra Tune and Ultra Thoroughbreds, he is able to utilize this expertise in diverse companies he is passionate about.

Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley with his children

Ultra Tune has been operating for over 30 years in Australia, starting as a small store in Box Hill in 1979. The company rapidly expanded and in 1982 the original founder split the company into State organisations which were purchased by local groups of franchisees in each State.

In 1988 Ultra Tune Systems (Australia) Pty Limited was created and has now grown to become a national franchise company with over 270 franchise outlets operated by well trained and experienced technicians.

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Sean Buckley Ultra Thoroughbreds

Sean Buckley also owns Ultra Thoroughbreds which are dedicated to breeding, training & sourcing thoroughbred horses and have an outstanding stud farm which boasts a state of the art rehabilitation centre, open fields and a sand training race track. Ultra Thoroughbreds have had huge success with Miss Andretti, Perfect Promise, Legal Thrills and Shamus Award.

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Sean Buckley is also hugely involved in community work and supports various sports projects and charities including recently helping young boxers follow their dreams.

Rod Cedaro

Rod Cedaro : B. App. Sc. (Phys. Ed.), M. App. Sc. (Phys. Ed.), Dip. Ed. and ACC Accredited Level III Triathlon Coach, has a diverse professional career.

After graduating from university Rod Cedaro taught Physical Education. before returning to studies and obtaining a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. While studying he competed as an elite endurance athlete winning national titles in triathlon and duathlon and setting a course record at the Brisbane Marathon.

Rod Cedaro accepting award

Rod Cedaro

He has consulted to various sporting organisations throughout the world including the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian and International Olympic Committees, Hong Kong Sports Institute, Singapore Sports Council and the International Triathlon Union.

Rod Cedaro, Altitude Services

Rod is extremely passionate about health and sports, in particular the different types of training to improve endurance – including training at altitude.

Rod is General Manager at Altitude Services who provide a wide range of technological advances in this area. This type of training has become more popular in recent years and even extends to training animals such as racehorses.

Altitude Services has currently been commissioned to retrofit a sand roll and install a state-of-the-art high altitude training and testing facility at 2013 Cox Plate winning trainer, Danny O’Brien’s Flemington racing stables. Training at altitude suits many different sportspeople including swimmers, boxers and footballers.

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