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IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2017 | 8-10 May 2017 | Krakow, Poland


Industry professionals gather at the beginning of the 2017 season for a unique insight into Poland’s leisure and attractions industry. Join the IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 8-10 May in Krakow with exclusive seminars and EDU-Tours to the expanded Energylandia, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the world renowned Rynek Underground. Learn about leisure development in emerging markets and meet with industry professionals from all over Europe. The headquarters hotel for the event is the Sheraton Grand Krakow. The preferential rate has expired and there is no obligation to stay in the headquarters hotel to be part of Spring Forum 2017.

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Monday 8 May 2017

10:00 - 12:00: Registration Open. Pick up your event badge and programme book
12:00 - 13:30: Welcome Lunch. Enjoy a delicious meal while getting to know other attendees of the IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2017.
13:30 - 15:30: Seminars. Learn about IAAPA and the importance of safe operations, professional growth and success of the amusement and attractions industry. 
15:30 - 16:00: Transfer
16:00 - 19:30: Tour and presentation in “Wieliczka” Salt Mine. See for yourself how this local salt mine was able to become an attraction for an international audience visiting the region of Krakow, Poland
19:30 - 21:00: Dinner
21:00 - 21:30: Transfer to hotel

Tuesday 9 May 2017

09:00 - 10:30: Transfer
10:30 - 11:00: Welcome Coffee
11:00 - 12:00: Presentations by Energylandia
12:00 - 13:30: Lunch
13:30 - 17:00: Guided Tour and/or free time in Energylandia
17:00 - 18:30: Transfer to hotel

Wednesday 10 May 2017

09:00 - 09:15: Walk to Rynek Underground
09:15 - 10:30: Tour and presentations
10:30 - 12:00: Krakow City Tour
12:00: End of IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2017

Rynek Underground
Wielickza Salt Mine

Speaker: Andreas Andersen, CEO, Liseberg Group and First Vice Chair of IAAPA
Topic: The importance of Safety: An operators perspective and IAAPA’s position on Safety

Speaker: Daniel Heinst, CEO at Holiday Park Kownaty
Topic: Insights into the developing Polish attractions market along with specific details on his own project, Holiday Park Kownaty.

Speaker: Agata Jakób, Manager, Loopy's World
Topic: Update on the long standing FEC industry in Poland sharing peronsal insights into their focus and management of facility safety.

Speaker: Park of Poland management
Topic: Park of Poland will speak on the the development of this major attraction project in Warsaw.

Speaker: Har Kupers, COO at Vekoma Ride BV
Topic: Safety: Overview on the world  safety standards for Amusement Rides with some practical information on how these are used.

Speaker:  Engerylandia management
Topic: Will present on the evolution of this unique and ever expanding theme park.  Outlook about some of the major ambitions the park has in store for the future.



Wielickza Salt Mine 

Rynek Underground

Sheraton Grand Krakow


Many thanks to Holiday Park Kownaty, JNELC and Vekoma Rides as official sponsors of the IAAPA EMEA Spring Forum 2017.
Holiday Park Kownaty
Vekoma Rides