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Festivals and new events

Date:   Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Time:   14:00 - 15:15
Location:     Berlin Messe Exhibition Center – Palais Ground Floor - Room 2


 Course Description

Offer more to your customers and give them more opportunities and more reasons to come back at any time. Learn how organizing events and festivals can also help you  to attract a different audience to your attraction. Join this session for insights on organizing festivals, nighttime parties and winter events. 

As keynote speaker this seminar will feature the first public appeareance of the creators of Tomorrowland. Attendees have the chance to learn all about the development of this one of a kind themed festival. 

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Some of the session's speakers include 

Bruno Vanwelsenaers

Bruno Vanwelsenaers, Managing Director International, Tomorrowland, Belgium

Bruno Vanwelsenaers is an event professional having the luck to lead one of the most beautiful festivals and youth brands in the world. Before working for Tomorrowland, he had normal jobs in the FMCG-sector (Alpro Foods) and in Management Consulting (The Boston Consulting Group). Bruno has an educational background in Business and Engineering (University of Antwerp, Marquette (US) and Insead). He is passionate about sports, food and life… and of course his three children.

Bernard Giampaolo, Managing Director, Mirabilandia, Italy
Ian Jenkins

Ian Jenkins, Casting Director – Project Development, Europa-Park, Germany

Ian Jenkins has 8 years of experience as Director of Entertainment for Europa-Park (2009-2017), leading a team of more than 300 artists and 65 full time/year round entertainment staff members. He is responsible for casting artists for the Europa-Park shows and the development of new projects and new business with entertainment products for Europa-Park. Ian has been creative director for many of the Europa-Park shows that have accumulated 9x the IAAPA Brass Ring Live Entertainment Awards since 2009. He has a career as lead artistic performer in shows around the globe and was two times World Professional Ice Skating Champion, Olympic Team Member, eight times National Ice Skating Champion of Great Britain and inducted member of the British Hall of Fame for Ice Skating. 


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