2017 EAS
Date:    Thursday, 8 October 2015 
Time:      09:30 - 15:00 
Fee:     €70 (IAAPA-Members)
     €95 (Non-Members)
Location:    Illa Fantasia Waterpark

Trends, Best Practices and an Insight in Future Projects

Event Description

An information-packed seminar and networking educational event designed specifically for water park owners, operators, designers, and manufacturers. Explore new water park developments across Europe, discover Spanish parks, and learn smart ideas to increase revenues, embrace the combination of safety and design, and more.


- The Fundamentals of Developing a Water Park

- La Isla Magica: case-study

- Creating Additional Revenue Channels by Design

- Panel Discussion

- Opening of Villages Nature

- Discover La Illa Fantasia

Event Sponsors

Booth C110

Water Technology
Booth B636



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.
Roger Currie
Roger Currie, Director Business Development, Water Technology Inc, UK, Eurasia

Roger has over 40 years’ experience in the Aquatic Leisure Industry. Currently he fronts the Water Technology projects in Europe and Euro Asia, also supporting the specialist design build projects delivered by Neuman Aqua Ltd, focusing on new-build developments and the rapidly growing expansion/retrofit sector. Roger served a 20-year career with Biwater Ltd, gaining experience in construction, operations and manufacturing within the worldwide water industry, before leaving to set up the aquatic leisure consultancy company, Royson Ltd in 1996. In 2005 he established his role with Aqua Leisure International, combining it with the formation of Neuman Aqua Ltd 2011. He is a regular international Speaker and  a writer of industry articles and has sat on a number of Industry Standards advisory boards. Roger also served on the World Waterpark Associations Board of Directors 2004-2010. He is a member of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers and also the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

Joan Cama Sacrest
Joan Cama Sacrest, Managing Director Illa Fantasia, Spain

Joan is the Managing Director of Illa Fantasia, in Barcelona, a successful family-owned business that includes the 2 other Parcs Aquatics Costa Brava, Aquadiver and Waterworld. He holds a Business Administration Degree in IQS from Universitat Ramon Llull de Barcelona. Joan started his career in the Industry as a young Co-Commercial Manager for Parcs Aquatics Costa Brava, in 1996. He developed his passion for the business as he grew as Co-Operation, Co-Office and Commercial Manager. In 2005 he moved to Illa fantasia and became Operations Manager. He was promoted Managing Director in 2012 and runs the waterpark since then.

Grant Poje
Grant Poje, Executive Vice President Business Development, White Water, EMEAR, Spain
Grant Poje has been the Executive Vice President Business Development for Asia based out of Richmond, Canada for the last two years.He is running  the EMEAR region (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Russia) based in WhiteWater’s Barcelona office. In the coming months, Operations Management and Project Management will be added to WhiteWater’s European office, further maximizing their dedication to the market.


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