(Macao, May 31, 2013) - Renowned motivational speaker Nick Vujicic - founder, president and CEO of the non-profit organisation Life Without Limbs - delivered two sessions of his riveting Living a Splendid Life presentation at The Venetian® Macao's CotaiArena™ Friday, attended by a total of 17,000 audience members.
Vujicic visited Macao two years ago, speaking to a full house at the CotaiArena, promising he would be back to visit again. As he fulfilled that promise Friday, his audience was in rapt attention, punctuating Vujicic's presentation with applause. Jointly organised by the Macau Sun Tou Tong Charity Society, Life Without Limbs and the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Association, Living a Splendid Life was co-sponsored by The Venetian Macao and the Macao Foundation, and was broadcast live on TDM and Rádio Macau.
"Macao's rising generation of youth will have an important impact on the society they help shape," said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. "That's why Nick's message is so important for them to hear; a happy and confident generation of youth will have good results for society at large. Bringing Nick's inspirational talk to Macao is in line with Sands China's commitment to the Macao community in developing positive young talent."
"I realised I had a choice in my life to either be angry for what I don't have or be grateful for what I do have," said Vujicic, addressing his audience. On the theme of friends, he elaborated, "A true friend loves you for who you are; a true friend doesn't love you for outside things... You need to be the best 'you' you can be."
Born in 1986 with the rare tetra-amelia syndrome, which results in the absence of all four limbs, Vujicic turned a lifetime handicap into a gift when he channelled his energies into giving motivational talks. At the age of 17 he founded his own non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs. He promotes his work through television shows and books, has appeared in several movies, and has spoken to over 3 million people in over 24 countries on 5 continents. He speaks to corporate audiences, congregations and schools.
Photo caption: Renowned motivational speaker Nick Vujicic took the CotaiArena stage at The Venetian Macao May 31, to present Livinga Splendid Life.
About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
About Cotai Strip Resorts - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world's largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts is where Asia's ultimate destination is all within reach.