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Gozney’s Sunset Pizza Party at Tamarama Beach

Gozney's Sunset Pizza Party at Tamarama Beach
Gozney’s Sunset Pizza Party at Tamarama Beach.

Sydney, Oct 2: Premium outdoor oven brand, Gozney, is lighting up the start of daylight savings in Sydney with a unique pop-up event at Tamarama Beach. For one evening only, Gozney is teaming up with the picturesque Tamarama Kiosk to host the city’s first-ever pizza party by the shore on Sunday, October 8th. From 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sydneysiders are in for a treat as they can savor hundreds of mouthwatering Neapolitan-style pizzas against the backdrop of an extended sunset.
This exceptional event offers the perfect way to wrap up the weekend. Guests will be treated to delectable pizzas cooked beachside by renowned pizzaiolos Drew Huston from City Oltra and Emlyn Bilbie from Dimitri’s. The first 50 attendees will also receive a special picnic platter featuring selections from LP’s Quality Meats, a comfortable beach blanket, and Better Beer’s Zero Alc cans – the ideal combination for a leisurely beachside evening.
Alan Lewis, Tamarama Kiosk Owner, expressed excitement about the unique event, saying, “We are thrilled to partner with Gozney for this inaugural sunset pizza party at our iconic kiosk location. It’s our way of giving back to the vibrant Tamarama community and offering Sydneysiders a taste of spring and summer through Sunset Slices.”
Attendees have a chance to win one of Gozney’s award-winning Roccbox portable pizza ovens by registering for the event. The Roccbox oven allows you to recreate restaurant-quality pizza in the comfort of your own home or take the culinary adventure outdoors.
Tom Gozney, Founder of the Gozney brand, shared his enthusiasm for the event, saying, “As part of our mission to revolutionize outdoor cooking, Gozney continually explores new avenues for alfresco dining. With daylight savings marking the arrival of warmer weather, we wanted to celebrate the extra sunlight by encouraging Sydneysiders to embrace outdoor dining.”
Gozney’s beloved Roccbox, known for its portability, compact design, and ability to produce exceptional pizzas in minutes, is the perfect companion for outdoor cooking enthusiasts. Sunset Slices represents Gozney’s way of bidding farewell to the winter months and welcoming the return of outdoor gatherings with friends and loved ones.

Event Details:

  • Event: Gozney’s Sunset Slices
  • Description: Celebrate daylight savings and the arrival of warmer weather with free delicious pizza prepared by leading local pizzaiolos at an iconic beachside location.
  • Date: Sunday, October 8th, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Tamarama Beach Kiosk
  • Tickets: Register Here

The Other Art Fair Sydney: Celebrating Creativity

Sydney, Oct 2: Sydney’s eagerly awaited Spring edition of The Other Art Fair is back from October 12th to October 15th, with a grand opening on October 12th, 5 pm – 10 pm at The Cutaway, Barangaroo, Sydney. This unique event offers art enthusiasts a chance to immerse themselves in groundbreaking art and unforgettable experiences.
The Other Art Fair is known for its belief in making art accessible, inclusive, and fun. It serves as a platform for independent artists and art lovers to celebrate all forms of art, old and new.
Over 130 Australian-based artists will showcase their work at this edition. The fair, presented by Saatchi Art, aims to redefine how we enjoy art, offering an inclusive, inspiring experience with workshops, immersive installations, DJs, and a fully stocked bar.
Luke Potkin, Fair Director, describes it as a playground of boundless creativity, more than just an art exhibition.
The fair’s public program features exciting experiences, including “Doctor Robot,” animation workshops, live tattoos, magical merchandise, and DJ sets. Highlighted artists explore themes like climate change, sexuality, racial diversity, and the politics of conflict.
Simplify art buying with Art Money, enjoy complimentary wrapping by Fantastic Framing, and savor street food and mulled wine at the bar. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of creativity and inclusivity at The Other Art Fair.

Event Details:

  • Event: The Other Art Fair Sydney
  • Date: October 12 – October 15, 2023
  • Opening Night: October 12, 5 pm – 10 pm
  • Location: The Cutaway at Barangaroo, Sydney
  • Website: Register Here

Innovating Collaboration in Malaysia

Entrepreneurs Summit IV: Igniting Innovation and Collaboration in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 2: NEXEA, a driving force in Malaysia’s startup ecosystem, is set to host the fourth Entrepreneurs Summit on 17 October 2023 at Menara AFFIN at TRX, Kuala Lumpur. This summit aims to inspire, connect, and fuel innovation among entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, and corporations.
Expectations are high for Entrepreneurs Summit IV, building on the success of previous editions. It promises to foster an environment that encourages groundbreaking ideas, collaboration, and strategic partnerships, with an anticipated attendance of around 1,000 participants, including 500 tech entrepreneurs.
The event boasts an impressive lineup of speakers from diverse industries, including YB Rafizi Ramli, Minister of Economy, Bryan Loo of Tealive, and Nizam from Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV). These industry leaders will share invaluable insights alongside Mr. Boon Kim San from Affin Bank and Neelofa and Izzairi from The Noor.
Ben Lim, CEO and Founder of NEXEA, states, “Entrepreneurs Summit IV will delve into key themes such as entrepreneur risks, expansion, transition to maturity, and startups’ valley of death, offering engaging sessions, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.”
President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Affin Bank Berhad, Datuk Wan Razly Abdullah, expresses pride in partnering for Entrepreneurs Summit IV. “The summit serves as an immersive platform for entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded partners, leveraging collective expertise beyond banking,” he remarks.
Co-organized by MyDIGITAL Corporation, Entrepreneurs Summit IV brings together corporates, investors, and startups, offering networking opportunities, fostering partnerships, and gaining insights into market trends. The event emphasizes collaboration as the catalyst for innovation and growth.
Entrepreneurs Summit IV promises to be the intersection of innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship, creating an environment ripe for transformation.
To attend or learn more, visit www.entrepreneurs-summit.org.

“HOPE, Again” Mental Wellness Fair

Subang Jaya, Oct 2: Subang Jaya is set to host its first-ever Community Mental Wellness Fair, themed “HOPE, Again,” on October 7, 2023. This event is a collaboration between Life Inspired Network Society (LINetS), Taylor’s University’s Centre for Counselling Services, and Impact Lab 8 – Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Event Highlights:

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Taylor’s University, The Grand Hall
The fair aims to break the silence surrounding mental health issues by creating awareness about mental health and suicide prevention within the community. It will bring together industry experts from both the private sector and NGOs under one roof.

Program Highlights:

Counselling and mental health support information
Escape room activity
Debate competition
This event is a fantastic opportunity to learn, engage, and support mental health initiatives in the community.
Register yourself here for a meaningful and informative weekend.

X-PITCH 2023: Top Startups

X-PITCH 2023: Top Startups.

Singapore, Oct 3: X-PITCH proudly presents the 2023 TOP100 startups from a global pool of over 3,000. These startups focus on Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainability, and Digital Economy.
Eighty eight per cent from Asia, 12 per cent from elsewhere.
They’re at various stages, with 53 per cent in Seed/Pre-A, 40 per cent in Pre-Seed, and seven per cent in Series A/B.
X-PITCH 2023 accelerates deeptech innovation with a “Tech for Good” commitment. Startups can win investments, recognition, and exposure in unique pitch contests.
The Grand Finale on November 9th will see ten awards presented, and the Deeptech Summit will explore transformative potential.
Since 2021, X-PITCH has engaged 8,000+ startups from 50+ countries, securing over US$2 million in investment prizes and $38 million in funding. Join us in Singapore on November 9th for the Finals & Summit. Register at: https://bit.ly/45dqVNx.

Epson Shines at ENTECH Roadshow 2023

Epson Enhances Business Projectors

Sydney, Oct 9: Epson, a global technology leader, wows AV and entertainment professionals at the ENTECH Roadshow 2023, touring Australia’s major cities this October. Epson’s projector lineup promises cutting-edge solutions for diverse venues.

  1. EB-PU2220B: This 3LCD projector offers a WUXGA display with 4K resolution and 20,000 lumens brightness, ideal for universities, museums, and corporate installations.
  2. EB-L770U: A high-brightness (7,000 lumens) projector with sharp WUXGA and 4K enhanced resolution, perfect for professional projection.
  3. EB-L635SU: With up to 6,000 lumens of brightness, short throw, wireless screen sharing, and image enhancement, this model excels in smaller spaces.
  4. EV-115 LightScene: A versatile projector for digital signage and immersive installations, boasting 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation.
  5. EH-LS800B: An ultra-short-throw laser projector with 4K PRO-UHD resolution and smart home entertainment capabilities.
  6. EB-805F: Elevates signage with borderless images, scalable projections up to 130 inches, and Full HD 1080p image quality.

ENTECH Roadshow Dates and Venues:

  • Sydney: 10 October 2023, Hordern Pavilion, NSW
  • Melbourne: 12 October 2023, Melbourne Showground, VIC
  • Brisbane: 16 October 2023, Brisbane Showground, QLD
  • Adelaide: 19 October 2023, Adelaide Showground, SA
  • Perth: 24 October 2023, Claremont Showground, WA

10th Annual Craft & Food Festival

Sydney, Oct 9: Celebrating a decade of brewing excellence and community spirit, Willie the Boatman, a cherished Sydney brewery, is all set to host their 10th Annual Beer & Food Truck Festival.

Event Highlights:

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Where: Precinct 75, 75 Mary Street, St Peters, Sydney.
  • Tickets: Just $15 per person (available now).

Why It’s Special:

  • Craft Beer Mastery: With a history dating back to 2015, Willie the Boatman has been a key player in Sydney’s craft beer scene, amassing a dedicated following. The festival pays homage to their craft.
  • Regional Breweries: This year’s event spotlights regional NSW breweries, offering a taste of the finest regional craft beer.
  • Gourmet Delights: Alongside exceptional brews, enjoy a mouthwatering array of food trucks featuring burgers, vegan options, and more from Jinny Burger, Vejoes, That’s Amore, Satay Brothers, Volkwurst, Chips on a Stick, and Mate Mexicano.
  • Family and Pet-Friendly: The festival is inclusive, welcoming families and even furry friends. Kids will love the play area, including a jumping castle and free face painting.
  • Live Music: The Pragmatics Band will keep the atmosphere lively throughout the day.

Don’t miss Willie the Boatman’s 10th Annual Beer & Food Truck Festival – a day of craft, community, and celebration. For tickets and further details, visit Willie the Boatman’s Official Website.

Indigenous Filmmakers Share Insights

Sydney, Oct 9: Aotearoa New Zealand’s distinguished indigenous filmmakers will join the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Sydney, where they’ll share their expertise.
SXSW celebrates film, music, and tech industries, attracting some of the world’s brightest minds.
The Kiwi team includes Libby Hakaraia, Chelsea Winstanley, and Tainui Stephens, along with indigenous Australian Chantelle Murray.
This follows Australia’s recent vote to recognize Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the constitution.
Hakaraia, founder of the Māoriland Film Festival, will moderate a panel on “Indigenous Collaboration: Films That Heal.”
She emphasizes how indigenous stories connect us with the environment and address modern crises.
Indigenous storytelling spans from tough topics to heartwarming tales with humor and hope, reminding us of ancient wisdom.
The panel will also explore ways to boost opportunities for indigenous filmmakers, supported by Wellington UNESCO Creative City of Film.
Catch the discussion on Oct 16 at 3:30 PM at Sydney University of Technology.
These indigenous filmmakers’ presence at SXSW Sydney 2023 highlights the global interest in their stories as agents of healing and understanding.
For panelist details, visit SXSW Sydney 2023 Schedule and www.maorilandfilm.co.nz.

Meatstock Announces 2024 Tour Dates

Sydney, Oct 9: Meatstock is gearing up for an exciting 2024 tour, bringing its unique blend of barbecue, music, entertainment, and competitions to Toowoomba, Sydney, and a new location in Bendigo, Victoria. Following a remarkable 2023 with 60,000 attendees, Meatstock is expanding its horizons.
The festival kicks off in Toowoomba from March 8th to 10th, 2024, with camping and entertainment galore.
Then, from March 16th to 17th, Meatstock takes Bendigo by storm, promising a fresh rural experience. Sydney fans can mark their calendars for April 19th to 21st, 2024, for another round of food and entertainment at the Sydney Showgrounds.
Each location will host an impressive lineup of rock and country acts, making Meatstock a must-visit event for barbecue and music enthusiasts alike.
Besides the music and meat, Meatstock offers an action-packed experience with Professional Bull Riding, Competitive Eating Contests, offbeat competitions, Butcher and Barbecue Wars, and Strongman and Woman competitions.
Tickets are available now, including camping options.
Don’t miss Meatstock 2024, where you can savor the best in butchery, bulls, brews, and banter.

Adobe MAX 2023 Unveils AI Breakthroughs

Sydney, Oct 11: Adobe presented groundbreaking AI innovations at the Adobe MAX 2023 conference, offering a peek into the future of creativity.
The event featured several significant advancements in generative AI, impacting creative workflows and enterprise content management.
Firefly Family Expands: Adobe introduced three new generative AI models, including the Adobe Firefly Image 2 Model, Adobe Firefly Vector Model, and Adobe Firefly Design Model, all designed to generate commercial-use content.
Adobe Express Upgrades: Adobe Express, an all-in-one creativity app, now boasts additional AI features, making content creation faster and more user-friendly.
GenStudio for Enterprises: Adobe GenStudio was unveiled to address the rising demand for real-time content creation in the enterprise sector, streamlining content ideation and production with custom Firefly generative AI.
Content Credentials: Adobe AI-generated assets now come with Content Credentials, enhancing trust by providing information about the asset’s history and creator.
Creative Cloud Enhancements: Adobe introduced over 100 new AI features and updates in its flagship Creative Cloud applications, improving the user experience and creative capabilities.
Adobe Experience Manager Sites: This offering introduces new capabilities for businesses to optimize web content for speed and conversion rates, ensuring an outstanding user experience.
Adobe MAX 2023 pushes the boundaries of creativity and AI, offering a glimpse into the future of content creation. For more information, visit Adobe’s official website and follow updates on Twitter.

WBSC Partners with Alibaba Cloud

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 11: The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology arm of Alibaba Group, to enhance sustainability in baseball. This collaboration aims to develop sustainable products and solutions to make WBSC events more eco-friendly.
The first initiative will be implemented during the WBSC Baseball5 World Cup in Türkiye, from Oct 10 to Oct 15, calculating the event’s carbon footprint using Alibaba Cloud’s AI-driven sustainability solution, Energy Expert.
This partnership aligns with WBSC’s commitment to sustainability and social development, as part of their Strategic Plan 2022-2028.
The goal is to make baseball/softball a catalyst for sustainability.

SJM Showcases Macao’s Delights

SJM Showcases Macao’s Delights.

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 13: SJM is participating in the “Experience Macao, Unlimited” roadshow in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office (“MGTO”), from 12 to 15 October at One Utama Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The event includes stamp collection activities and lucky draws for visitors to win prizes such as free accommodation and breakfast.
SJM’s booth design offers a glimpse into the luxurious world of the Grand Lisboa Palace and Grand Lisboa Hotel, with its exceptional facilities, global cuisine, spa and wellness options, and convention spaces.
The company aims to provide visitors with a unique and memorable travel experience.
SJM is known for its exquisite culinary experiences, inviting world-renowned chefs for culinary events and collaborations.
Additionally, SJM supports cultural and sports initiatives, such as exhibitions, lantern festivals, and sports events, further enhancing Macau’s appeal as a “Tourism+” destination for tourists.

Early Christmas Savings with Everyday Rewards

Sydney, Oct 17: With Christmas less than 69 days away, Everyday Rewards has a special treat for its members. The ‘Spin Surprise’ offer, running from October 17 to October 30, allows Everyday Rewards members who’ve chosen to save points for Christmas to spin the wheel on the app.
They have the chance to earn bonus booster points to supercharge their Christmas savings.
The ‘Spin Surprise’ includes bonus offers, like points boosters for shopping at Woolworths and partners such as BIG W and Everyday Market. Plus, there’s a chance to unlock a special offer worth $100 in Everyday Rewards points.
This year, ‘Bank for Christmas’ is more popular than ever, with 750,000 members saving an average of $100 for their festive shopping. Everyday Rewards’ General Manager, Glenn Baker, encourages members to take advantage of this opportunity to save on holiday expenses and enjoy the festive season.
It’s easy to participate; simply log into the Everyday Rewards app or website and start saving for your Christmas shopping. And don’t worry if you don’t use all your points; any remaining points after January 1 will be ready for your next Christmas shopping spree. Enjoy early Christmas savings with Everyday Rewards ‘Spin Surprise’!

MR D.I.Y. Launches Game Tournament with RM25,000 Prizes

MR D.I.Y. Game Tournament: ‘Bounce & Bingo’ will begin on 3 to 5 November at MR. D.I.Y. PLUS store nationwide. Everyone is welcome to join.
MR D.I.Y. Game Tournament: ‘Bounce & Bingo’ will begin on 3 to 5 November at MR. D.I.Y. PLUS store nationwide. Everyone is welcome to join.

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27: MR D.I.Y. Group [M] Berhad introduces its inaugural game tournament, “Bounce & Bingo,” inviting Malaysians to join in the fun and stand a chance to win prizes totaling up to RM25,000. As a beloved home improvement retailer in the nation, MR D.I.Y. aims to bring families together to experience the joy of simple and entertaining games.
The “Bounce & Bingo” Game Tournament encourages Malaysian families to form two-player teams and compete in a unique game using ping pong balls. The objective is to achieve a Bingo, and timing is essential. The tournament comprises two stages: the “State Championship” and the “Grand Final.”
In the “State Championship,” participants from all over Malaysia can compete at MR. D.I.Y. PLUS stores within their respective states. This stage takes place from 3 to 4 November 2023 in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu, and from 4 to 5 November 2023 in other states. The top 16 teams from each state will advance to the “Grand Final.”
The ultimate showdown, the “Grand Final,” will determine the champion of MR D.I.Y.’s “Bounce & Bingo” Game Tournament. It will be held at MR. D.I.Y. PLUS in Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. The competition is open to all and promises thrilling gameplay, teamwork, skill, and a dash of luck.
MR D.I.Y. Group’s Head of Marketing, Alex Goh, expressed the retailer’s commitment to providing value and excitement to its customers through innovative activities like game tournaments. “Bingo & Bounce” is the retailer’s first venture into organizing such events, with more to come. Goh emphasized the tournament’s accessibility and the goal of creating happiness and a stress-free environment for all participants.
In addition, MR D.I.Y. PLUS stores in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu will offer training and practice opportunities from October 28 to November 2, 2023, while stores in other states will provide similar opportunities from 28 October to 3 November. Everyone is encouraged to join the exciting “Bounce & Bingo” Game Tournament.
For Malaysians seeking an enjoyable and competitive gaming experience, MR D.I.Y. offers a new way to engage with the brand and fellow customers while having fun.

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