2017 EAS

Intellectual property questions answered

Date Wednesday 7 October 2015
Time 16:00 - 17:00

Session Description

Intellectual property questions answered from a designer's perspective.


Keith James

Keith James, CEO and Owner of Jack Rouse Associates, USA

Since 1987, JRA has provided planning, design and implementation for theme park and attractions around the world, with clients including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Six Flags, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and LEGOLand. Back in 1992, Keith served as Senior Vice President of Planning and Development for Universal Studios Florida. Keith also has held executive positions within Canada’s Wonderland, the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver and Australia’s Wonderland. In 2011, Keith was presented with IAAPA’s prestigious Outstanding Service Award, honoring his four decades of achievement in the entertainment industry.

Laura Marakowits
Laura Marakowits, Executive Producer, Themed Entertainment & Attraction Mavericks

As a show producer with 25 years of experience, Laura demonstrates the rare balance of creative vision, technical insight and operational efficiency. Her career began in Walt Disney World Entertainment, then transformed into a freelance production adventure that led to a diverse roster of projects from consumer brand experiences and theme park installations to brand related press events, road shows and spectacles, to include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies. Laura has a passion for and intuitive understanding of themed entertainment and seeks opportunities to communicate with audiences in new ways. Recent work in Dubai had her leading the IP relationships for an ‘FEC on steroids'. A role that required exceptional diplomacy skills.
Other speaker: 
  • Ray Hole, Ray Hole Architect, UK
  • Pauline Quale

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