Upcoming Events

Euro Attractions Show - 24 - 28 September 2017
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Leaders - 22 - 25 October 2017

IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa

To better serve our members in Europe, Middle East, Africa, IAAPA has opened up an office in Brussels, Belgium. With this initiative IAAPA is committed to creating a full service association in the region, offering monitoring, advising, lobbying and public relations-services as well as latest knowledge and 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 Europe.

In Europe, the association is guided by the European Advisory Committee and four subcommittees including Education, Government Relations, Manufacturers and 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.

Since 2015 the IAAPA Europe office also represents the Middle-East and Africa markets resulting in a name change IAAPA EMEA.

Please click here to see an overview of the committees and a list of committee members for 2016.


Government Relations

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Industry Data

Click here for the 2014 study of the economic impact of the theme-and amusement park industry in Europe.


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 EMEA serves its members with resources and benefits designed to support your business.

IAAPA represents more than 5,300 facility, supplier, manufacturer, and individual members from nearly 100 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? Complete the online Membership Application Form or download the Membership Application Form and sent it to EMEA@IAAPA.org.

Discover all the IAAPA facility members in the Europe, Middle-East, and Africa region Google Maps here


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 News Flash Extra: EMEA Edition Newsletter keeps you updated on the latest regulatory developments in Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

Click here to go to the archive for Fun World Extra: EMEA Edition.

October 2016

Pairi Daiza's Garden Grows

On June 2, 2016, a baby panda was born at Belgium’s Pairi Daiza park, an event staff called “a true miracle.”

February 2016

Brass Ring Bonanza

Funworld’s January issue featured a full list of the 2015 IAAPA Brass Ring Award winners.


April 2016

Point Man

Clive Stephens, CEO of The View from The Shard, looks back at the last three years.


November 2015

Accessible Fun

EMEA attractions are working on new ways to welcome all guests



Your IAAPA EMEA team

You are always welcome to contact your IAAPA team in Europe, Middle-East, and Africa.

Rue du Congrès 37-41,
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel +32 2609 54 45 
Fax +32 2 609 54 46


Karen Staley: Senior Vice President
(Tel.: +32 2 609 54 45)
Click here to email

Jakob Wahl: Vice President Europe
(Tel.: +49 1 791 35 67 45)
Click here to email

Andrea Kolar: Exhibit Sales Manager, EAS 
(Tel.: +43 2 216 29 15)
Click here to email

 Claudio Boni: Exhibition Sales, EAS 
(Tel.: +39 3 395 38 41 96) 
Click here to email

Nico Reynders: Manager Membership and 
Meeting Planning
(Tel.: +32 2 609 54 45)
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Jeroen Verrezen: Manager Marketing
(Tel.: +32 2 609 54 45)
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 Emily Popovic
Emily Popovich: Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship 
(Tel.: +1 7 0385 04 11 5)
Click here to email

 Florina Vintdevara
Florina Vintdevara: 
Membership Coordinator 

(Tel.: +32 2 609 54 45)

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Erik Zolcer: Manager, Government Relations
(Tel.: +32 2 609 54 45)  
Click here to email   

Iuliana Fornea
Iuliana Fornea: Administrator Assistant
Click here to email

Tom Vandenbroucke: 

Manager, Education

Click here to email