2017 EAS

Institute for Attractions Managers Attendee Page

Welcome, Class of 2016!
Class of 2015 at work
Class of 2015 IAM Gothenburg at work 

We are very excited that you have registered for the Institute for Attractions Managers in Barcelona in conjunction with the Euro Attractions Show (EAS.) This webpage contains further information about the course including some resources for you to download. Bookmark this page as the faculty often uploads extra material before and after the course.

Course Information to Download

Location, Date and Times

The 2016 IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers course is taking place at the Caribe Hotel Resort at PortAventura World and at the Fira Gran Via convention center. 

The program will begin on Sunday, September 18 at 8:30 in the El Tinglado room at Portaventura. You may pick up your badge and course materials here any time after 8:00. The course is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday September 20 at 14:30 at the Fira Gran Via .
The daily course schedule is as follows:
Sunday: 08.30 - 19.00 at PortAventura Themepark
Monday: 08.30 - 18.30 at PortAventura Themepark then Transfer to Fira Gran Via  
Tuesday: 08.30 - 14.15 Fira Gran Via

Travel to PortAventura Themepark
EAS has provided complimentary transport to Portaventura on Saturday 17 September. You can also enjoy free time at the park on Saturday evening after you arrive.
17.00 hr  The bus will pick you up at the Fira Gran Via East Entrance. You can find the map here.
18.30 hr Arrive at the Caribe Hotel Resort. 
20.00   Dinner and free time at the park.  

Plan to arrive at least 15 mins ahead of the departure time of 17.00 hrs.

If you miss the bus or if your flight arrives after 17.00 there are a number of alternative ways to get to to PortAventura:
From Barcelona Airport (BCN.) Details can be found here    
From Busplana: www.busplana.com
From the Train Station: Sants Station 

Hotel Accommodation
​If you have not yet booked your accommodation for the program, do so now. EAS has a special room rate during the course of €72.00 per room per night plus applicable taxes at the Hotel Caribe.
Download the booking form here

Class of 2015 in Gothenburg
Class of 2015 in Gothenburg 

Meals, dress-code, etc 

Your course fee includes lunch each day, morning and afternoon breaks and dinner on Sunday and a reception on Monday evening.
Breakfast is not included.
Dinner on Sunday will be at the Puerto Viejo restaurant. 

Please inform IAAPA if you are allergic to any kind of food or if you are vegetarian.

Information Exchange
Tell us about your facility! We encourage you to bring and share promotional material from your facility (parks maps, event schedules, videos, etc.) If several participants of your attraction participate, only one needs to bring the promotional material.
Industry Questions
As you prepare for the course, think about questions about the industry that you may have and that you would like the faculty or other class attendees to address.  

2016 Euro Attractions Show

The course fee for the Institute program also includes registration to the Euro Attraction Show.  EAS 2016 begins on Tuesday September 20th at the Fira Gran Via.  Details on the expo, the conference program and related events can be found here at EAS 2016 conference program. 

Registration Fee Includes
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Day-time meals and refreshments
  • Badge for the Euro Attractions Show (EAS)
  • Ticket to the Young Professional Forum
  • Tour of PortAventura
  • Reception. 
2016 IAM Faculty 
2016 EAS IAM Faculty bio list
  • Sandy Clark, Operations Director The View from the Shard, UK
  • Mikael Ahlerup, CEO AIK Football Club, Sweden 
  • Eric Cosset, Director Parc Operations Product and Developpement, Disneyland Resort Paris
  • Ellen Verburg, Retail & Games Manager, Walibi Holland
  • Massimiliano Freddi, V.P Strategic Development Leolandia, Italy  
  • Edward Bolluijt, CEO NiZoro, Belgium
Class of 2016
Class of 2015 at Liseberg Park
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Get Linked In!

Stay connected with the colleagues that you will meet at the Institute for Attractions Managers in Barcelona by joining the IAM Linked-in page


What They Are Saying About the Institute for Attractions Managers

“We have sent employees from Europa Park for three consecutive years and the programme has proved to be a great tool for managers in mid-career. I was really pleased to see participants from our park coming back having developed a better view of the total operations of a park and, of course, having a great time while building a network of industry colleagues, with whom they can share experiences and knowledge.”
Roland Mack, Europa-Park

“The whole course was great; I really enjoyed meeting the other park managers and learning new business practices.” 
Shireen Hurney, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Where the Business of Fun Begins
Return to the EAS Education page for further education and networking opportunities.