Spring Forum 2018

IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2018

Dublin, Ireland​
May 14-16, 2018

Join industry colleagues from all over the EMEA region for a unique opportunity to network, learn, and experience a close-up look at the attractions of Dublin, Ireland. High-level networking, seminars on branding and a carefully selected series of EDUTours make IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2018 an essential event for professionals with an eye on the future.

This year, the forum highlights amusement parks, brand experiences, and an aquatic attraction with a unique twist. The broad variety of EDUTours provides multiple perspectives on guest experience, operations, and making a brand into a memorable experience that can drive on-and-off-site revenue.

During the three-day event, you'll also share ideas and network with fellow attractions industry professionals. You'll come away with new inspiration and fresh perspectives to take back to your own attraction.

A city full of history, Dublin's tourism magic is just waiting to be discovered around every turn. From a legacy of well-loved libations to literary legends, Dublin's cobbled streets host a multitude of cultural and tourism gems.

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Programme


Day 1 - Monday 14 May 2018

  • 11:00 - Registration in IAAPA-hotels - pick up your badge and programme books
  • 12:00 - Transfer from IAAPA-hotels to Guinness Storehouse
  • 12:30 - Presentation by Paul Carty, CEO of Guinness Storehouse
  • 13:00 - Networking Lunch
  • 14:00 - Guided Tour Guinness Storehouse
  • 15:30 - Networking Reception - Gravity Bar
  • 16:00 - Guided Tour Jameson Distillery and experiences
  • 17:30 - Networking Reception - Jameson Distillery Bar
  • 18:30 - Networking Dinner - Brasserie Sixty6

All transfers, entrance tickets, meals and drinks are included in the paid registration fee. Should you choose not to use the transportation provided, you are responsible to be on time at every location. The group will not wait for individuals that are not on the bus.

Day 2 - Tuesday 15 May 2018

08:45 Meet in lobby of IAAPA-hotels

  • 08:45 Transfer from Intercontinental and Ballbridge Hotel to Hilton Kilmainham
  • 09:00 Conference Programme
    • Location: Hilton Kilmainham
  • 11:00 Start of Viking Splash Tour
  • 12:15 Transfer to Tayto Park
  • 13:30 Networking Lunch in The Restaurant
  • 14:30 Presentation by Tayto Park
  • 15:00 World of Raptors Eagle Display
  • 15:40 Enjoy Tayto Park and various rides
  • 17:30 Networking Reception in Tayto Park Restaurant
  • 18:15 Networking Dinner and Entertainment
  • 21:00 Departure to Dublin

All transfers, entrance tickets, meals and drinks are included in the paid registration fee. Should you choose not to use the transportation provided, you are responsible to be on time at every location. The group will not wait for individuals that are not on the bus.

Day 3 - Wednesday 16 May 2018

  • 09:20 Departure to Belfast
  • 12:00 Arrival at Titanic Experience
  • 12:15 Welcome by Judith Owens, CEO of Titanic Experience
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch (The Bridge)
  • 13:30 Tour of the galleries
  • 16:00 Departure to Dublin
  • 18:30 Expected arrival in Dublin

All transfers, entrance tickets, meals and drinks are included in the paid registration fee. Should you choose not to use the transportation provided, you are responsible to be on time at every location. The group will not wait for individuals that are not on the bus.




Hotels


Due to limited hotel capacity in Dublin, IAAPA is using 3 different hotels with negotiated lower rates for participants.

You have to reserve your rooms before 1 April 2018 to get preferential rates

Ballsbridge Hotel **** - from 159 euro

Saturday 12 May 2018

Single Occupancy: €199.00 - Double/Twin Occupancy: €209.00

Sunday 13 May - Wednesday 16 May 2018

Single Occupancy: €159.00 - Double/Twin Occupancy: €169.00

Reserve by telephone or email mentioning 'IAAPA'

+353 1 637 9300 / reservations@ballsbridgehotel.com

Hilton Kilmainham **** - from 199 euro

Monday 14 May - Tuesday 15 May 2018

Single Occupancy: €199.00

Double Occupancy: €214.00

Reserve your rooms at the best available rates

If you wish to cancel, please do so 7 days prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties.

Intercontinental Dublin ***** - from 355 euro

Saturday 12 May 2018 - Thursday 17 May 2018

Deluxe Room - Single Occupancy: €355.00

Deluxe Room - Double Occupancy: €375.00

Reserve by telephone, mentioning 'IAAPA': +353-1-6654000

Individual cancellation policy for each booking is 30 days prior to arrival. Late cancellations or no show will be charged to the cost of first night accommodation.

 

EDUTours

IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2018 will feature a number of tours, including...

Titanic Belfast 

Discover more about RMS Titanic, uncovering the myths and legends surrounding her story. Dive into the Ship Fact Files for fascinating trivia about many other great ships built in the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard and explore our exclusive Titanic Stories - original pieces of research on the world's most famous ship.

Tayto Park

tayto-park-rideCombining the thrill of a theme park with the conservation efforts of a zoo, Tayto Park provides guests with a sure-to-be memorable experience. The attractions at Tayto Park's theme park run the gamut, from classic amusement rides to a tour of a Tayto potato crisps factory. The zoo provides a close look at a wide variety of big cats and primates, all while educating guests on their role in conservation.
 
 



Guinness Storehouse

Guinness StorehouseCreated to appeal to a younger crowd and create a contemporary home for the classic Irish company, Guinness Storehouse is a prime example of a brand successfully becoming experience. How? By telling its story in a way that invites visitors to explore the familiar beverage on many levels--literally. The five-story building devotes each floor to a specific theme like taste and advertising.
Learn more about Guinness Storehouse in Funworld.

Viking Splash Tours
Credit Viking Splash Tour
Guests see Dublin from land and water in this amphibious-vehicle tour. The Viking-themed ride starts at the city's center and explores the Docklands, an area that has seen a recent revival.





The Jameson Distillery
 

The birthplace of Jameson whiskey, the Bow Street distillery blends the story of the famous liquor with interactive opportunities for guests. Three distinct experiences are offered in the historic building: a 40-minute tour, a blending class, and a cocktail-making session. Each offers a unique and memorable way to interact with the Jameson brand.




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Prices

Members: 325 euro for two days
Nonmembers: 400 euro for two days

Add a post-event visit to the Titanic Experience in Belfast for 100 euro


 
 

 
 

Many thanks to the official sponsors of IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2018


Accesso
JNELC
Interlink
Severn Lamb
Simworx




Sponsorship opportunities for IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2018 are SOLD OUT. Please contact Emily Popovich, Director of Global Sponsorship, with any questions concerning sponsorship of other IAAPA events at EPopovich@IAAPA.org or +1 703/ 850-4115.