IAAPA Europe

To better serve our European members IAAPA has opened up a European Office in Brussels, Belgium. With this initiative IAAPA is committed to creating a full service association in Europe, offering monitoring, advising, lobbying and public relations-services as well as latest knowledge & education on ride safety, industry data and best practices amongst members. On top of this IAAPA organizes the Euro Attractions Show – the premier industry trade show in the region.

In Europe, the association is guided by the European Advisory Committee and four subcommittees including Education, Government Relations, Manufacturers & Suppliers, and Safety. Together with the Advisory Committee, they discuss, support, and guide the work of IAAPA. They are comprised of volunteers from IAAPA member companies from all across Europe.

Please click here to see an overview of the committees and a list of committee members for 2014.

Memberships

IAAPA membership will help your entire team discover new ways to improve performance, increase efficiency, and positively impact your bottom line. We offer affordable resources and benefits for your business including: education, safety and advocacy, worldwide expos, information and communications.

No matter what your role in the industry, IAAPA serves its members with resources and benefits designed to support your business.

IAAPA represents more than 4,750 facility, supplier, manufacturer, and individual members from more than 93 countries.  We provide members of all sizes and scopes with the tools and resources they need to succeed in the attractions business. Your partnership with IAAPA will help you create unique guest experiences, improve performance, and strengthen your bottom line.

Are you interested in becoming an IAAPA Member? Please download the Membership Application Form and send it to Europe@IAAPA.org.

Euro Attractions Show 2015

Be a part of the Europe’s premier event for the industry, The Euro Attractions Show 2015, 6 – 8 October, 2015 at the Svenska Mässan, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, in Gothenburg, Sweden, next to Liseberg, one of the finest parks in Europe.

Visit the largest trade show for the industry in Europe, discover innovative products and services from more than 400 companies, improve your business, taking advantage of the networking events, and develop your professional skills attending a large range of educational programmes, forums, and tours.

For more information please visit www.IAAPA.org/EAS

IAAPA promotes amusement parks and attractions as drivers of regional tourism

During the lunch event hosted by MEP Fidanza in the European Parliament on 19th March, IAAPA successfully addressed a high-level audience of policy makers and industry representatives involved in EU tourism policy, championing amusement parks amongst key stakeholders within EU tourism policy.
Karen Staley moderated the lunch event highlighting the significant investment constantly undertaken by the amusement parks and attraction sector, contributing to job creation and EU growth. The role of amusement parks in the fields of investment, innovation, job creation and skills and training was also part of the discussion

At the end of the event, Francesca Tudini, underlined the importance of amusement parks in ensuring that Europe remains a thriving tourist destination and gave the audience an update on the Commission’s current initiatives and activities in the field of the EU tourism policy.
The event was attended by several members of the European parliament, industry representatives, regional representations and commission officials.

Government Relations


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for more information on the various subjects or go directly to this month's hot topics

Mainfesto

Economic Impact Study

VAT Study

Accomodation safety

European tourism policy

Pregnant workers

European bathing-water report

Safety Standards
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Industry Data


Click here for the 2009 study of the economic impact of the theme-and amusement park industry in Europe.

Resources


Stay on top of the latest news and industry trends. FUNWORLD is the attractions industry’s leading monthly magazine and your subscription is free with IAAPA membership. News Flash is a daily e-mail service translated into 11 languages, which delivers all the important industry headlines from around the world. And the electronic IAAPA Europe Newsletter keeps you updated on the latest regulatory developments in Brussels and around Europe.

    October 2014

    Homegrown IPs


    Following on from our September story, which looked at a theme park (Drayton Manor) that brought in an outside IP, Funworld Extra focuses on two European parks that have developed IPs internally.



    September 2014

    Steam Ahead
    Drayton Manor Park CEO Colin Bryan reveals the story behind Thomas Land and his plans to expand the themed area for Thomas’s 70th—and the park’s 65th—birthday in 2015August 2014.


    August 2014

    Danish Debuts
    From Viking adventures, to friendly ghosts and record-breaking flumes, Funworld Extra finds innovation in Denmark this year.


    July 2014

    The Millionaire Clown
    The July 2014 edition of Funworld profiled family entertainment center (FEC) operators from across Europe. Now 28-year-old British FEC entrepreneur James Sinclair, who is writing a book called “The Millionaire Clown,” shares his business story.

    New Members August / September / October 2014


     
    Gabaland Amusement Center
    www.gabaland.com
    Family Entertainment Center

     Blackpool Council (Winter Gardens)
    www.blackpool.gov.uk
    Family Entertainment Center

    Amusement Park Ltd
    www.lunapark.co.il
    Small Amusement Park/Waterpark/Zoo

    Gateway Resort LTD
    Small Amusement Park
    www.gatewayresort.co.uk

    Meira Fjör EHF./Smarativoli
    www.smarativoli.is
    Family Entertainment Center

    Fuzzy Fun
    Family Entertainment Center

    Arena Gdansk Operator SP. Z.O.O.
    Family Entertainment Center

    Loopys sp. Z.o.o.
    www.loopys.pl
    Family Entertainment Center

     Carlsberg Breweries
    www.visitcarlsberg.dk
    Attraction

    World of Discoveries S.A.
    www.worldofdiscoveries.com
    Small Amusement Park

    Universal Rides Ltd
    www.southportpleasureland.com
    Small Amusement Park

     Jimbaloo Loisirs
    www.jimbaloo.fr
    Family Entertainment center


    Sea Development
    Waterpark/Hotel-Resort/Museum

     Karls Tourismus GmbH
    www.karls.de
    Family Entertainment center

    Mediar Shops
    Family Entertainment center

    Tosselilla Sommarland AB
    Small Amusement Park

    Golfbaan Ijsselweide
    www.golfbaan-ijsselweide.nl
    Developing Facility - Individual Member

     Yalp
    www.yalpinteractive.com
    Supplier

    Interactive Lasergames
    www.interactive-lasergames.com
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    P.W. Tytus - Ad Libitum
    www.ad-libitum.com.pl
    Supplier

    Katapult Ltd
    www.katapult.co.uk
    Supplier/Consultant

     BooQi Media Solutions
    www.booqi.com
    Supplier

    Avance Pay AS
    www.avance-pay.com
    Supplier

    Fairfield Control Systems Ltd
    www.fairfields.co.uk
    Manufacturer/Consultant/Supplier

    Cod Steaks Limited
    www.codsteaks.com
    Manufacturer/Consultant

    Wow Company
    www.wowcompany.com
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    BforFUN
    www.bforfun.com
    Consultant

    Open Doors
    www.forest-distribution.com
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Ales UK
    www.alesuk.org
    Association

    Aquatique Show International
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Slovak Property Group a.s.
    Individual Member

    Themesparx Ltd
    Manufacturer/Supplier/Consultant

    Waxhands Benelux
    www.waxhands.nl
    Supplier

    Tubetrade Plc
    www.tubetrade.com
    Supplier

    Extra Ball Srl
    www.extraball.it
    Supplier

    FOREST DISTRIBUTION / FIBA
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Taurus
    www.taurusworld.nl
    Consultant/developing FEC

    Banner Managed Communication
    www.banner-managedcommunication.com
    Supplier/Consultant/Agent

    Adventurelab
    www.adventurelab.dk
    Consultant

    Sandero Videoproducties
    www.sanderroeling.com
    Supplier

    SAS ZOO DE BORDEAUX-PESSAC
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    WhiteWater West Industries
    www.whitewaterwest.es
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Mikser Dis Ticaret
    www.kidsinjoy.com
    Supplier

     Resolute Asset Management
    Consultant

    Nightlife Productions BV
    www.nightlife.nl
    Supplier

    Animalive
    www.animazoo.com
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Tonik Retail
    www.tonikretail.co.uk
    Consultant

    Miniportworld BV
    www.miniportworld.com
    Supplier

    Alex Korting
    Individual Member

    Paddy Dunning C/O
    Consultant

    Ice-World International
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Aquatec Europe
    www.aquatec-europe.com
    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Sweet World
    Supplier

    Simply The Best Events LTD
    www.simplythebestevents.co.uk
    Supplier

    Choice Insight Ltd
    www.choiceinsight.co.uk
    Consultant

    Kids Pass Limited
    www.kidspass.co.uk
    Agent

    Koen de Lepper
    Student

    Davy van Vught
    Student

    Martijn van Eck
    Student

    Matthias Paillot
    Student

    Dubois, Quentin
    Student

    Koning, Laurens
    Student

    Ross, Freek
    Student

    Peereboom, Mark
    Student

    Van Gool, Jasper
    Student

    Mulders, Joey
    Student

    Van den Oever, Dorine
    Student

    Sarah Van Wonderen
    Student

    Dolman, Yannick
    Student

    Van de Laar, Amber
    Student

    Martens, Denise
    Student

    Hoogeveen, Michael
    Student

    van den Bergh, Marlon
    Student

    Lenaerts, Yann
    Student

    Bom, Willeke
    Student

    De Craen, Kelly
    Student

    Vossenberg, Sven
    Student

    Dortmans, Sarah
    Student

    Remmen, Bob
    Student

    Wouts, Enya
    Student

    Fa-Si-Oen, Giuliano
    Student

    van Rooijen, Karin
    Student

    Mesman, Martijn
    Student

    del Valle, Inaki Laucirika
    Student

    Bleuel, Tamara
    Student

    van Leur, Pascal
    Student

    Mulders, Ferri
    Student

    Bosschaert, Eline
    Student

    Lambregts, Justin Petrus Johannes
    Student

    Breedijk, Juliske
    Student

    van der Zaag, Marc
    Student

    Ruinemans, Leonie
    Student

    Klerks, Menno
    Student

    van Gaalen, Nicolina
    Student

    Van Heugten, Geert
    Student

    van Huet, Karlijn
    Student

    Kuijpers, Han
    Student

    Oosterholt, Monique
    Student

    Bouwmans, Koen
    Student

    Maas, Mitchell
    Student

    Posthumus, Ashwin
    Student

    van Dijk, Gina
    Student

    Driehuis, Mark
    Student

    Jansen, Michael
    Student

    Jansen, Jennifer
    Student

    Pontes Reis, Ricardo
    Student

    Pusch, Kevin
    Student

    Van Rijt, Dennis
    Student

    Wit, Wessel
    Student

    Brant, Hannah
    Student

    Louters, Marco
    Student

    Hlavaj, Desley
    Student

    Your IAAPA team in Europe

    You are always welcome to contact your IAAPA team in Europe.

    IAAPA Europe IVZW
    Rue du Congrès 37-41,
    B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Tel +32 2609 54 45 
    Fax +32 2 609 54 46
    europe@IAAPA.org

    EUROPEAN OPERATIONS TEAM


    Karen Staley: Vice President 
    Click here to email


    Andrea Kolar: 
    Exhibit Sales Manager, EAS (Tel.: +43 22162915)
    Click here to email


    Claudio Boni:
     Exhibition Sales, (Tel.: +39 3395384196) 
    Click here to email


    Nico Reynders:
     Jr. Manager (Tel: +32 2 609 54 45)
    Click here to email













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