2017 EAS

Intellectual Property: An Attraction Operator's Perspective

Intellectual property questions answered

Date Wednesday 7 October 2015
Time 17:00 - 18:00

Session Description

Intellectual property questions answered from an attractions operator perspective.


Jakob Wahl
Jakob Wahl, Director of Communications Europa-Park, Germany

Jakob Wahl is responsible for communications at Europa-Park in Germany, the world’s largest seasonal theme park. He also works closely with the Mack family, owner of Mack Rides and creator of the park, a family-owned business. Jakob is involved in the daily operations of the park but also in the current development of the Europa-Park resort. Beforehand, he was Programme Manager for IAAPA Europe working in the Brussels office.
Steffen Kottkamp
Steffen Kottkamp, Creative Director Europa-Park

Steffen Kottkamp has a degree in education and started his career as editor for children’s television at public broadcasters in Germany. Later he was head producer at Studio TV Film GmbH and became then Managing Director of KiKA, the German children’s channel run by ARD and ZDF, in 2008, a position he held until 2013. As Creative Director of Europa-Park he is responsible for all audiovisual productions, including social media and the development of immersive media concepts
Eddie Kemsley

Eddie Kemsley, CEO Dreamland Margate, UK

After 7 years as Group Head of Communications & Development at Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, Eddie was appointed CEO at The Hop Farm Visitor Attraction. A well-respected industry professional, Eddie was Chair of BALPPA’s (The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions) Sales & Marketing Committee (2012-2013) and she has recently been elected to BALPPA’s Man. Com. Eddie is now leading a team who have re-imagined and, in June 2015, opened the UKs newest major visitor attraction, Dreamland in Margate. 


Pauline Quayle

Pauline Quayle, founding Director of The Juice Movies, UK

Pauline is a founding director of The Juice which propelled her into the world of digital media and location based entertainment in 2010 where she is responsible for global sales and also for film and licence acquisitions. She is acting as media and IP consultant for a number of clients. She had a lengthy career as an insurance broker before selling that business 10 years ago. She then commenced work in the toy industry and has also worked on several new product launches bringing toys and games to the retail market and securing awards for the IP owners. Pauline has a good understanding of the retail management hierarchy and their buying cycles and has carried out consultancy work for a number of toy companies working closely with them at board level. Pauline has created her own brand concepts and she has worked as both a licensor and licensee. She has extensive experience in negotiating licensing contracts on behalf of clients and has worked with many blue chip companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Turner Media, HiT Entertainment and Sony on projects.

Other speaker:
- Martin Barratt

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