Euro Attractions Show

Call for Presentations: EAS 2016

On this page, you can submit a proposal to present a seminar at Euro Attractions Show 2016 at the Fira Gran Via Convention Center in Barcelona. The Euro Attractions Show is the main event for the attractions industry in Europe.

Please submit your proposal with a proposed session subject, session description and the envisioned aim of the proposed session HERE.


IAAPA EMEA’s education program is the major platform in the amusement industry for sharing ideas, exploring new concepts, and introducing attendees to the latest knowledge, trends, technology and best practices for the attractions business in the Europe – Middle East – Africa region.


Education program attendees are owners, operators, and key staff members of amusement parks and attractions. The majority of attendees are also buyers at the trade show. Other audience members will be staff from various departments and responsibilities within the facility. Generally, they are full-time employees. Occasionally manufacturers, consultants and vendors attend programs of special interest to them. Attendees may be further characterized by level of knowledge as well as specific types of facility operations. As you develop your presentation concept, please consider which of these primary member facility type you will predominantly address:

  • Theme Parks and Amusement Parks
  • Attractions (Haunted Attractions, Piers, National Parks, etc.)
  • Museums and Science Centers
  • Resorts and Casinos
  • Water Parks
  • Zoos and Aquariums

Subject Areas

IAAPA has identified the following subject areas on which the education program will focus. These topics are suggestive, not exhaustive.

Entertainment                                                     Government Relations

Live Show Management                                        Regulatory Affairs
Development and Planning                                    Year Round Schools
Theming and Design in Entertainment                    Legal Challenges and Trends

Facility Operations                                              Human Resources

Loss prevention: Security, First Aid                        Employee Recruitment and Retention
Risk Management & Business Continuity                Training and Career Development
Attractions Operations                                               Supervisory and Leadership Skills
Opening/Closing Procedures & Standards               Employee Benefits and Opportunities
Green Initiatives, Conservation, Recycling              Diversity and Sexual Harassment
Utilities and Energy Consumption                           Safety Education
Site Conservation                                                 Outsourcing
Landscaping and Waste Management
Environmental Design & Planning

Finance & Information Technology                       Marketing & Communications

Accounting Practices                                               Advertising
Admission Systems                                                 Demographics and Research
Information Systems                                                Group Sales
Cash Control                                                           Public Relations
Investments and Acquisitions                                   Internet Sales and Marketing
Insurance and Risk Management Control                   Social Media
Safety                                                                         Crisis Communications
Ticketing, sales, data tracking best practices             Social Media Communications
Web-based and mobile technology trends

Safety                                                                             Food and Beverage

Regulatory Compliance                                                    Current trends and Best practices
Documentation and Procedures                                        Innovative ways to increase revenue
Tracking, Reporting, Data Usage
Developing Safety Training and Programs

Games and Merchandising

Trends in equipment and maintenance
Redemption best practices
Decision making best practices
Regulatory compliance
Ways to increase revenue
Sales trends, tracking and data usage
Inventory tracking and management

Non Competition

The IAAPA Education Program strives to achieve a unique and unparalleled position in the leisure and hospitality industry as the premier venue for excellence in education, professional development and training opportunities. It is for this reason that we ask that presentations made at IAAPA events not be presented in any similar venue, expo, conference or meeting within (6) months prior to or following the IAAPA presentation date.

Submitting Process

  1. Read and Accept Speaker Guidelines. Please read the speaker guidelines HERE.
  2. Complete and Submit the online Call for Presentations Form. Be sure to:
    1. Designate a session coordinator. For proposals that include multiple speakers, this will be the primary contact person responsible for managing all details of this session and meeting all IAAPA deadlines. This is the person IAAPA and committee members will contact initially with any questions and regarding the status of the proposal in the final slate of programs for 2016.
    2. Provide a detailed outline of the session that includes all the key learning points and objectives
    3. Provide a synopsis of the session that would be adapted or included in marketing materials
    4. Provide complete contact information for session promotion purposes and complete mailing address, phone number, and a unique email address for every speaker in order to provide complimentary Expo registration
  3. Review and verify all info before submitting entry as info you submit may be published and used in marketing materials
  4. Submit the proposal by January 29, 2016.
  5. All proposals will be acknowledged with an email confirmation and summary of your submission. Proposals will be reviewed in February 2016.

Proposal Review Process

Proposals will be reviewed by IAAPA EMEA committees. Final selections will be made by the committees. Applications will be judged on their educational merits and timeliness for the amusement and attractions industry. In March 2016, an email will inform you about the final selection status of the proposal.